Dianne Bondy is the founder of the Yoga For All movement, a body image advocate, body positivity and social equity warrior and believes in self-care, self-love and self-acceptance as a practice.
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 for all kinds of practitioners.
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 (to be released in December 2020), 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, 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, 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 find Dianne online at diannebondyyoga.com, yogaforalltraining.com and yogaforeveryone.tv.
“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.”
Self-confidence, self-acceptance, self-esteem
The journey from self-hate to self-love
Unlearning toxic messages
Creating accessible classes
Variations and modifications for asana in larger bodies
Working with underserved yoga communities
Yoga for non-conforming bodies
For interviews and media appearances, contact Dianne using the form linked below.