Yoga For Everyone

300-Hour Self-Paced Online Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga For Everyone

300-Hour Self-Paced Online Yoga Teacher Training

The Path to Yoga, Justice and Equity

For too long, yoga has been reserved for the privileged few. In order to break the cycle of marginalization and systemic oppression created by the Yoga Industrial Complex, yoga teachers will need to understand their role in the broken system and their role in fixing it. 

Created by Dianne Bondy, the Yoga For Everyone 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a self-paced, online yoga teacher training focused on the action of creating equitable, accessible, diverse yoga spaces. 

Applicants must have a deep understanding of anti-racism work, implicit bias and structural racism. To be successful, applicants must have done their own work around bias, prejudice, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, sexism and racism.

About the Program
  • April 2021-January 2022
  • One weekend per month via Zoom
  • All classes will be completed online through pre-recorded modules and live Zoom meetings
  • Lecture, practice through demonstration, observation, assisting and receiving feedback will be utilized.
Pre-Application Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • Completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

  • Actively taught in the yoga community for at least 2 years 

  • An interest in working with underserved communities and ending racial injustice


  • Are not interested in teaching, but have a desire to deepen their own yoga practice and knowledge

To be qualified as an RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance, you will need to have completed an accredited 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program.

Participants will need:

  • A computer

  • High-speed Wi-Fi connection

  • Online competency and the ability to work with online platforms like Zoom, Google Docs, YouTube, Facebook

  • Smartphone to record content and classes

  • Yoga props including:

     A yoga mat
     A strap or a scarf
     Two or more blocks or big, stable books
     A pillow or bolster
     A blanket
     A clear wall for exercises close to the camera
     A wireless mic or Bluetooth for phones if the device you use to access to Zoom has a Bluetooth connection

Ready to change the way you teach yoga?

Apply for the Yoga For Everyone 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program today!

Investment is $3500 USD. Save $500 if paid in full before April 1st

Next Session opens for Enrollment in January 2022

Join the Waitlist

Module 1


We explore our own contributions to white supremacy and racial inequality on and off the mat. Our focus will be self-awareness, emotional intelligence and becoming more conscious in serving the larger community. How the philosophy of yoga applies to creating equity in the world. Yoga as a social justice movement.


  • Learn strategies for dismantling white supremacy and discrimination. We will return to yoga as a connection to the spirit.
  • Create a practice of self-study, self-awareness and spiritual connection.

Module 2


How to bring diversity and inclusion to the mat by creating diverse, progressive and inspired classes. 


  • How to teach to special populations
  • How to create a safe yoga class through inclusive language, demonstration, assisting, observing, and listening
  • [When COVID Protocols Allow] How to work with at-risk populations, including diverse ethnic groups, youth and older populations in their communities

Module 3


Developing the seat of the teacher. Marketing, promotion and creating your offering in a diverse setting.  


  • Learn about the business of yoga; how to create social media marketing; create special workshops; teacher training; and how to create effective communication with students.
  • Study and discuss recent changes in yoga marketing; recent ethics scandals and what they mean to the yoga community at large and how we make yoga safer emotionally for our students. This will be facilitated through group discussions and assignments. 
  • Write an essay and present it to the group with the objective of raising consciousness around social and cultural humility.

Module 4


The use of props and observing assisting and modifying for different bodies and abilities.


  • Trainees will achieve comprehension of the alignment for different body types. 
  • Participants will explore each of the five categories of asanas through observation and practice to assess inclusive applications. 
  • Explore Yoga as a connection to body image, and body equity with the use of props such as chairs straps, bolsters, walls we will learn how to enhance student success in the physical practice. 
  • How to build each pose from the foundation up and how each pose can be modified to help students with different abilities experience yoga individually. 
  • How to heal the body through aspects of the practice. This will be executed through the practical application of working with students, observing and assisting students in their practice. 

Module 5


Exploring body image and self-awareness as it relates back to yoga philosophy and tradition. Exploring our use of language and self-talk, as it relates to body image. Overcoming body shaming and cultivating a positive relationship with the physical body. Promoting equality, acceptance, and cultural diversity through yoga Exploring empowerment through yoga and self-awareness.


  • Yoga, body image and ableism
  • How yoga philosophy can change and redefine a new way of connecting the mind, the body and the soul. We will be taking a deeper look at how yoga is described in ancient texts focusing primarily on 8 limbs of yoga with a greater connection to Yamas and Niyamas. 
  • Explore the teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Shiva sutras and Buddhist sutras and how those philosophies affect how we see the world. 
  • How these philosophies are lost in modern-day yoga. 
  • How western yoga focuses primarily on asana and the physical practice and how certain body types have been stereotyped as the perfect yoga body in this spiritual practice.
  • How Western culture’s physical, body-centric Yoga practice keeps people who are different from the dominant ideal away from the mat
  • How this disconnects marginalized communities from Yoga as a path to their own heart
  • How we use yoga and the ancient teaching to change our perceptions of ourselves and our bodies further allowing us to look beyond the physical practice
  • How yoga defines us
  • Explore changing personal paradigms around perceptions of self.
  • Create models and strategies for creating a successful life through the philosophy of yoga. 

Module 6


The advanced study of how asana works in the body both physically and emotionally. The study of the anatomy of bigger bodies, bodies with disabilities and older bodies in asana.


  • Delve deep into anatomy through energy systems like the koshas, and chakras.

  • Experience physical and metaphysical anatomy during practice.

  • Explore how physical and metaphysical anatomy impacts the experience students with physical challenges and different abilities have on the mat.

  • Work hands-on with different groups, including bigger bodies, older populations, and disabled populations.

Module 7


Yoga as it relates to spirituality and world views.


  • Study and discussion of classical yoga texts:
    The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
    The Bhagavad Gita
    Hatha Yoga Pradipika

  • Study and research of the origins of different yoga styles and teaching

  • Apply the essence of yoga philosophy to contemporary life.

  • Personal essays and exploration through journaling on their experience of yoga and spirituality

Module 8


Creating a curriculum and teaching yoga for special populations.


  • Lead the class through advanced postures for larger bodies.

  • Workshop asana variations and modifications for larger bodies, including advanced asana, breath work and adapting them to larger bodies.

  • Receive feedback on their teaching from the Lead Teacher.

Module 9


Training and Practice Description Practical and social applications of Meditation.


  • Develop an understanding of the role of meditation and mindfulness as it relates to the yogic tradition

  • Explore the benefits of meditation and meditation techniques

  • Create and maintain a personal meditation practice

  • Create a journal to deepen self-awareness and consciousness

  • How breath work assists the body

  • Explore Mudras – stimulating the body through breathing and its effect on the mind and body.

  • Create a meditation class and teach it in their community, focusing on teaching in underrepresented communities.

  • Receive feedback on their teaching from the Lead Teacher.

Module 10


Students will teach specialized classes in the community.


  • Apply what you have learned model in assessing student learning styles, managing classes and group dynamics, working both one on one and large class setting; working with special populations and developing your seat as a teacher.

  • Put together a workshop, class or series that addresses one of the specialized populations addressed during the training.

    Minimum of 6 weeks long for 75-90 minutes per session.

    Work with students in a group dynamic.

  • Develop time management, workshop facilitation, and assisting skills by helping students execute poses and manage the dynamics of a small group.

Ready to change the way you teach yoga?

Apply for the Yoga For Everyone 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program today!

Investment is $3500 USD. Save $500 if paid in full before April 1st

Guest Instructors for 2021 Session

Susanna Barkataki - Mudras and the Roots of Yoga

Hi, I’m Susanna Barkataki – A teacher, inclusivity promoter, and yoga culture advocate. I see a world where yoga unites us all and excludes no one . . .But that wasn’t always my understanding.

I’ve been practicing yoga for as long as I can remember. Rooted in my Indian and British background, as an immigrant to the US I experienced a lot of violence because of my race and culture. The very things I was made fun of for later became the tools for my liberation. Yoga helped me decolonize and love myself.

The way we do yoga in the West often continues to create competition and separation with ourselves and others. Instead, original yoga exists as a way to connect us all – dissolving separation within and without. Through personal experience and an educator and activist, I know that yoga is here for us to cultivate power and transcend our limitations, personally and socially.

I know that my passion is to help others bridge the gap between yoga as an exercise and yoga as a lifestyle… Because true yoga is so much more than just the poses. It’s an age-old practice that serves us all!

Today, I work to showcase yoga in action, spread the message of diversity and inclusion, and help people connect through yoga to live a happy, fulfilling life for themselves and others. And I’d love for you to join me in this mission! 


Adrian Molina - Trauma Informed Yoga and Community Leadership

Adrian Molina

Adrian Molina is the founder of Warrior Flow. With over 15,000 hours of classroom teaching experience, Adrian is renowned for the sophistication and depth of his teaching style and the degree of mindfulness, compassion and precision he brings to asana practice.

He is also a writer, massage therapist, Thai Yoga Bodywork practitioner, Reiki master, and a Kriya Yoga meditation practitioner in the lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda.

Dirish Shaktidas - Chakras​ize Your Life

Dirish is a London based yoga teacher immersed in the world of holistic healing. Internationally trained by world renowned teachers he has been practising yoga dance and meditation for over 10 years. Having grown up within a Hindu household with sacred mantras, Dirish combines his deep knowledge of movement, mindful meditation and sound.

With his unique blend of Shakti Dance, Yin Yoga and Eastern Philosophy he creates an inspiring, dynamic and elevating setting. Break into cstatic movement and soul sweat expression! An exhilarating yoga and dance experience that enhances coordination, increases your dynamic flow of energy, and awakens your creative spirit! Open to all levels, Shakti Yoga Dance activates prana (life-force) flow in the body bringing regeneration, enhancing coordination, increases stamina, and gives you a whole new repertoire of movement.


Dirish Shaktidas

Kallie Bosran Schut - Decolonizing Yoga Philosophy and Activism

Kallie is a yoga and dharmic traditions culture advocate and educator who is a lifelong social justice and antiracist activist – advocating for those without a voice or presence in places of power and privilege.

Kallie is YA certified E-RYT 500 yoga teacher of Indian heritage practicing intentional hatha, yin, yoga nidra, meditation and gong for 35 years.
Kallie seeks to harness her practice and teaching to challenge the yoga and wellness industry to co-create spaces which are honouring of wisdom traditions, accessible, inclusive and representative for those whose identities are erased, excluded or marginalized.
Kallie is one of the founding members of the UK Yoga Teachers Union.

She is also the founder of Rebel YogaTribe YouTube channel, Radical Yogi Book Club and delivers continuing professional development trainings which delve deep into the legacy of colonialism in yoga so that sacred wisdom traditions are honoured through a decolonized lens.

Dr. Son Nguyen - Advanced Anatomy

Dr. Nguyen graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2003 and opened Nguyen Chiropractic in the fall of 2003.  She received her Acupuncture training through the McMaster University Medical Contempory Acupuncture Program in 2003.  She has incorporated both her Chiropractic and Acupuncture training into her treatment of patients. 

Dr Son studied CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute in 2005. She has also completed her Stott Pilates Rehabilitative Training with Melanie Byford-Young, Master STOTT PILATES Instructor andTrainer at the Pacific NorthWest Pilates in Portland, Oregon in 2005.  Dr. Son has also completed her 200HR Yoga teacher training with Gina Wasserlein-Peto from the Downtown Yoga Studio in 2006, her 200Hr Meditation Teacher training with Dr. Pradeep Kumar at the Naturality Meditation Teacher Training Program in Hamilton, Ontario in 2007. In 2009, she trained in Unata Aerial Yoga Teacher Training in New York. Dr. Son complete a 300Hr yoga therapeutic teacher training at The Yoga Sanctuary with Cynthia Funk in 2020.   She currently offers Teacher Training Programs in Yoga Teacher Training, Mat and Reformer Pilates Instructor Training and Aerial Yoga Teacher training program

Son Nguyen

Amber Karnes - Yoga and Body Image

Amber Karnes

Amber Karnes is a yoga teacher trainer, ruckus maker, the founder of Body Positive Yoga, and a lifelong student of her body. Amber trains yoga teachers and movement educators how to create accessible and equitable spaces for liberation and belonging. She also creates community for folks who want to build unshakable confidence and learn to live without shame or apology in the bodies they have today.

Amber is the co-creator of Yoga For All Teacher Training and the Accessible Yoga Training School, an Accessible Yoga Association board member, and a sought-after contributor on the topics of accessibility, authentic marketing, culture-shifting, and community-building. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband Jimmy. You can find her at

Ready to change the way you teach yoga?

Apply for the Yoga For Everyone 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program today!

Investment is $3500 USD. Save $500 if paid in full before April 1st

Join the Waitlist