A 300 hour course on the path to Yoga Justice and Equity
With a keen interest in alignment-based yoga for diverse body types, Dianne is a world leader in making the physical practice accessible for everyone. Imagine having the skills to teach to EVERYONE in the room including older populations, those with injuries and/or other physical limitations.
This is the ideal training for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities and anyone who has been marginalized due to systemic oppression. In addition to the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga we will take a deep dive into making the world a more just and equitable place.
White allies are encouraged to do the deep work of assessing how they benefit from white supremacy and the actions needed to fight the systems of oppression that affect so many.
Centering marginalized voices: These trainings will have guest speakers from diverse communities to provide well rounded culturally sensitive learning environment.
This training expands on your practical teaching knowledge while guiding you through a deeper dive into the social justice issues in the Yoga industry. You’ll understand your role in creating a sublimely equitable yoga community and what you can do to make real change when you see a need.
*Applicants for the 300-hour RYTT must have a deep understanding of anti-racism work, implicit bias, and structural racism. To be successful, applicants must have begun their own work to address inner (complicit) bias, prejudice, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, sexism, and racism.
A cool and refreshing breeze of understanding. There’s no truth Dianne won’t say to help you discover and deliver the mechanics of equitable yoga–yoga that leaves NO ONE behind.
She’ll help you overcome your hesitation and simply WORK confidently with all bodies. Dianne understands through her personal journey that the practice is available to everyone when we know how to adapt it to the bodies in front of us.
Dianne is a ubiquitous contributor to the top Yoga publications, wrote the best-selling book, Yoga Is For Everyone, and co-authored Yoga Where You Are.
Dianne came by her inclusive philosophy through her own experience of being EVERY size, having brown skin, and seeing firsthand how demoralizing “colonized” yoga felt to her as a child growing up with a mom teaching in the industry.
Ms. Bondy owned a yoga studio for over a decade and understands the many hurdles and triumphs you face as an inclusive yoga instructor and activist.
She’ll help you walk the 8-limbed yoga path with courage, strength, visibility, and passion so that YOU can share the many benefits of yoga with EVERYONE you touch.
Dianne Bondy is a social justice activist, author, accessible yoga teacher, and leader of the Yoga For All movement.
Her approach to yoga empowers anyone to practice—regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability. Dianne is revolutionizing yoga by educating yoga instructors around the world on how to make their classes welcoming for all kinds of practitioners.
Change Agent in Modern Yoga
Dianne’s commitment to increasing diversity in yoga has been recognized in her work with Pennington’s, Gaiam, and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition, as well as in speaking engagements at Princeton, Duke, University of Buffalo and UC Berkeley on Yoga, Race, and Diversity. Her writing is published in Yoga and Body Image Volume 1, Yoga Renegades, and Yes Yoga Has Curves. You can also find Dianne online at yogaforalltraining.com and yogaforeveryone.tv.
Master Yoga Teacher
Dianne is the author of the international best selling book, Yoga for Everyone (DK Publishing, Penguin Random House), co-author of Yoga Where Yoga Are, and a frequent contributor to Yoga International, DoYou, Yoga Girl, and Omstars. She has been featured in publications such as The Guardian, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Mashable, and People.
Dirish is a London-based yoga teacher immersed in the world of holistic healing. Internationally trained by world-renowned teachers, he has been practicing yoga dance, and meditation for over 10 years.
Dirish grew up in a Hindu household with sacred mantras, which inform his movement, sound, and mindful meditation.
Dirish combines Shakti Dance, Yin Yoga, and Eastern Philosophy to create an inspiring, dynamic and elevating setting. Dirish will be leading our chakra learning in the 200 and 300 Hour RYTT.
Gwen graduated from Dianne’s first YTT class in 2011, and is now an ERYT-200HR.
She realized what she learned was too good to keep to herself! She has continued to assist Dianne in her live and online teacher trainings.
Gwen has completed workshops in Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark, Restorative Yoga with Cyndi Lee, and Hatha yoga with Doug Keller.
Gwen is an advocate for mental health and wellness in the veterinary profession.
As a practicing chiropractor and acupuncturist since 2003, Dr. Nguyen has incorporated her Chiropractic and Acupuncture training into her treatment of patients.
With a wealth of movement certifications (Stottt Pilates Rehabilitative Training, 200hr and 300 hr RYTT, 200 Hour Meditation, and CranioSacral Therapy, Ariel Yoga TT), Dr. Son is wildly passionate about educating herself and others in functional and healing movement practices.
Dr. Son will be leading the anatomy-physiology modules in the 200 and 300 HR RYTT.
Sarit is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, NeuroAffective Touch Practitioner, trauma-informed yoga teacher, accomplished photographer, group facilitator, and writer.
She provides multi-layered support for individuals and groups as they investigate and develop accessible tools for self-regulation, self-care, and healthy boundaries.
Sarit strives to bring accessible SE® and trauma-informed yoga services to marginalized communities and use the deep and vast ethical, wisdom and mindful practices of yoga to support SE™.
We are thrilled to have Sarit lead sessions on somatic healing and Building Resilience Through Trauma-Informed and Accessible Yoga Practices in our 300-hour RYTT.
Joviane is a British Mauritian yoga practitioner and educator and a passionate advocate for humanity. Based just outside of the UK’s second city of Birmingham (London adjacent) she is the founder of Esprit Yoga studio.
She is a 500 hour Yoga Master that teaches Hatha, Nidra, Pre & Postnatal and Yin Inclusive Accessible Yoga for All
When she is not teaching yoga you will find her running Yoga Teacher Training workshops on Accessibility, Intersectionality and Privilege. Her philosophy is to ensure that yoga remains connected to its roots and is accessible to all. She holds a nurturing and healing space that allows people to reconnect to their spirit and to thrive both on and off the mat.
She has over a decade’s experience working within FTSE 100 companies, BSc & Masters Degree from Manchester Business School, she has 4 children, and (almost)40 years of experience of living and breathing yoga in a brown body.
Deepali is a certified 500-hour yoga teacher and 95-hour children’s yoga teacher. Her life’s work has been to help, teach, and guide her students of all ages to find center and balance between mind and body—throughout their daily lives.
Deepali embodies the belief that the benefits of a complete yoga practice through āsana, prāṇāyāma, dhyāna, and yoga philosophy can be enjoyed by ALL, and teaches classes inclusive of all ages, bodies, levels, and backgrounds.
She spent over 2 years living, studying, and teaching at the highly esteemed Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy in Pennsylvania.
Deepali teaches yoga philosophy workshops online and as a guest teacher in yoga teacher training programs. She also teaches yoga online in schools across the USA through middle and high school electives, classroom chair-based yoga, P.E. classes, counseling classes, and after-school clubs.
Cara Lea is a certified 200-hour yoga teacher and 20-hour trauma sensitive yoga teacher.
From a young age, they worked to find balance in their life: fighting against assumptions and attitudes that left them struggling to make any progress. Accepting and loving themselves has been a challenge. Their memories of those early days are what drive them to stand strong in the belief that inclusion is necessary at every level.
Cara Lea’s passion for equality drives their call to service. They lead their classes as both instructor and as a living example of what’s possible. Their message is simple: Yoga is for EVERY body.
After over 10 years of working as a personal trainer, Martin has become very passionate about learning how to adapt and modify the variables of exercise & fitness to the unique needs of each individual. His experience as a competitive athlete led him down the path of constant self improvement and has helped him to discover the methods to improve physical fitness while also limiting unnecessary mental and physical stress. Working harder is not always the answer, sometimes it is important to take a step back and evaluate the situation from a distance to determine the appropriate next steps. Whether that is to change the type of movements, how often we exercise, or putting more emphasis on recovery and wellness.
Martin has a BA(Human Kinetics), is a Barefoot Training Specialist and is an NSCA certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.
All live sessions will be recorded and made available in the student portal.
Yes. a limited number of scholarships will be made available. After you fill out the application, we can send you a scholarship request form.
Opens November 24, 2024.
Syllabus, reading list and prep homework will be available at this time. The rest the material will be presented when the course officially opens on March 18th. You will have an additional six months to finish all requirements.
$2950 Before March 1st.
$3450 March 1st and after