Diversity Training for Yoga Teachers

Diversity Training for Yoga Teachers

Train More Inclusive Yoga Teachers

It’s no secret that most yoga communities lack diversity. Look around your studio and yoga teacher training program. The people you see are probably young, thin, white, affluent and able-bodied, but the face of yoga is changing. How can you ensure that the graduates of your yoga teacher training program are prepared to teach people who look or move differently than them?

What You Can Expect

Make your YTT stand out from others in your area. Add a diversity training component to your to your 200- or 300-hour curriculum by bringing Dianne Bondy’s Diversity Training Intensive to your students.

As a black woman in a larger body with more than 1000 hours of yoga training, Dianne is uniquely qualified to talk to your YTT trainees about racism, sexism, and sizeism in yoga. Dianne’s real-world examples will expose students to situations they may not have experienced for themselves. Her approachable demeanor and authenticity will encourage thoughtful, open and honest discussion.

Participants in one of Dianne Bondy's diversity and yoga workshops.
YTT Diversity Training
During this weekend intensive, participants will get a chance to:
  • Examine the intersection of yoga, race and body imaged
  • Learn to create and embrace diversity in yoga spaces
  • Delve into how to teach diverse populations
  • Explore compassionate self-study as a tool for growth
  • Ask questions in a brave and affirming space

Participants who complete all 15 contact hours will receive a certificate of completion. Registered yoga teachers can submit this certificate for CEUs through Yoga Alliance.

A Critical Issue in Yoga Today

Diversity and inclusivity in yoga is quickly rising to the forefront of yoga communities around the globe. Including diversity training in your YTT will not only set your training program apart from the competition, it will better prepare your graduates to participate in this new paradigm.

Bring Dianne Bondy to Your YTT Program

If you want to create a community of inclusion and bolster social change through your yoga teacher training programs, Dianne can help you do it.

“Dianne has been my inspiration to “think outside of the box” since I saw her first time on Yoga International…I have more confidence to teach every BODY and my classes are now more accessible.”


“I had to reach out and share what a great experience meeting you, listening and practicing with you was this past weekend. All the information you shared is so useful, helpful and NEEDED in the yoga teacher training model. If a training doesn’t [cover diversity and inclusion], it is incomplete!”