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Dianne Bondy is the founder of the Yoga For All movement, workshops, and yoga teacher training course. She is a body image advocate, body positivity and social equity warrior and believes in self-care, self-love and self-acceptance as a practice.

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Dianne’s Bio

Dianne Bondy is a social justice activist, author, accessible yoga teacher, and the leader of the Yoga For All movement. Her inclusive 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 and safe for all kinds of practitioners.

Dianne is the author of Yoga for Everyone (DK Publishing, Penguin Random House) and a frequent contributor to Yoga International, DoYouYoga, Yoga Girl, and Omstars. She has been featured in publications such as The Guardian, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and People. 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 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. Find Dianne online at diannebondyyoga.com, yogaforalltraining.com, and yogasteya.com.

Quotes You Can Use

“I’m so encouraged—especially during these times—that some disruptors and agitators are showing society, media, and spaces of yoga that yoga should be inclusive and be used as a tool for uniting us, instead of dividing.”
“No matter who you are or what you look like, you are enough. Don’t let anyone tell you your body has ‘figure flaws.’ That would mean there is such a thing as a perfect body. The perfect body is a beauty myth. We are fortunate to have mother nature create a body that is perfect for us.”
“I think the biggest step to self-confidence is learning to love yourself and finding contentment in who you are just as you are. You don’t need to change who you are for anyone.”
“Self-love’s hard to achieve in a culture that teaches us self-hate. Self-love is a rebellious act. I want to be a rebel and fully enjoy this life. I do this by connecting with my spirit and embracing who I am. You must love yourself, no matter what.”
“No yogi left behind.”

Keynote Speaking Topics

Dianne welcomes the opportunity to speak about:

  • Self-confidence, self-acceptance, self-esteem
  • How to start the journey from self-hate to self-love
  • Unlearning toxic messages
  • Creating accessible classes
  • Variations and modification for asana in larger bodies
  • Working with underserved yoga communities
  • Yoga for non-conforming bodies

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For interviews and media appearances, Contact Dianne