Welcome to my media page! Happy to meet you! I am the founder of the Yoga For All moment and Yoga for all workshops and teacher training. I am a body image advocate, body positivity and social equity warrior and I believe in self-care, self-love and self-acceptance as a practice.
What I believe:
(Quick 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. A 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.”
I love to talk about the following:
- 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
I would love to hear from you, so feel free to drop me a line via email. You can also find me on Social Media
My quick and dirty bio:
Dianne Bondy is a celebrated yoga teacher, social justice activist and leading voice of the Yoga For All movement. Her inclusive view of yoga asana and philosophy inspires and empowers thousands of followers around the world – regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability.
Dianne contributes to Yoga International, Do You Yoga, and Elephant Journal. She is featured and profiled in International media outlets: The Guardian, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, People and more. She is a spokesperson for diversity in yoga and yoga for larger bodies, as seen in her work with Pennington’s, Gaiam, and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition. Her work is published in the books: Yoga and Body Image and Yes Yoga Has Curves.
Pics and stuff
Images below are all photo credit Erika Reid.
Photo Credit Sarit Rogers