Speaking and Presentations
For 20+ years, I have been successfully leading presentations and providing public speaking services for a wide range of events, conferences, workshops, specialized training courses, and so much more. I truly love connecting with people and leading conversations that can potentially shift the way we think, and change the way we act. I am one of the few people that actually loves speaking publically!
My passion and enthusiasm is conveyed clearly when I’m in my element, and this strength lends me the power to rally the masses, bringing energy and empowerment to every speaking engagement I attend.
My hope is that the information provided below, will help to give you a deeper understanding of who I am and how I can help you get the most out of your next event.
Thanks in advance for considering me! I look forward to connecting with you.
- What you can expect
- Bio and Background
- My Most Requested Topics
- The Next Step
If you have any questions prior to proceeding, or if you wish to check my availability to your next event, please send you inquiries to [email protected]
What You Can Expect
- A personable and reliable team. I guarantee timely and professional replies to your emails, messages and phone calls.
- A one-on-one personal consultation prior to your event. This will ensure a greater understanding of your event, topic, objectives, and audience. This will ensure that I serve you organization accurately and effectively.
- Increased reach and exposure of your public events. All public access speaking events are promoted on my blogs and social media platforms, leveraging your event’s reach to tens of thousands.
- An exclusive, fully customized resource page for your attendees, including slides and references to any information included in my presentation and/or speaking notes.
- Measurable results and accountability. Each client receives a follow-up call or meeting following the event to ensure I have met or exceed expectations.
Bio and Background
Meet Dianne Bondy – Trailblazer, activist, yoga teacher and contributing author of Yoga and Body Image: A New Anthology.
I am a Writer, Motivator, Risk Taker, Educator, Yoga Teacher, and Leading Voice in the Diversity in Yoga and Yoga of Inclusion Movement. I have been successfully providing public speaking and presentation services for over 25 years. I enjoy speaking in front of audiences of all shapes and sizes – from large industry expos to small corporate workshops. I have spoken at the Yoga Conference in San Diego, California and have been a keynote speaker for a number of telesummits, as well as webinars, and group Skype conferences.
With over 1000 hours of yoga training in diverse modalities such as yoga therapeutics, restorative yoga, meditation, and Anusara Yoga – I have a truly well rounded and holistic understanding of yoga and mindfulness practices and philosophies. I am passionate about creating a more diverse playing field in the yoga community and am a highly recognized voice in the Diversity in Yoga and Yoga of Inclusion movements – where all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds are recognized and embraced both on and off the mat.
My unique academic background includes a degree in Social Science, in addition to my Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) certification at the 500 hour level through the Yoga Alliance. This socially conscious background is infused in my work and activism in the yoga industry, and has lead to my worldwide following of dedicated and socially conscious fans.
I am a regular columnist for Elephant Journal and Do You Yoga, and have been featured in Yoga Journal magazine. I also guest authored the books: Yoga and Body Image, and Yes Yoga Has Curves.
I am the founder and Managing Director of Yogasteya.com – a virtual online yoga studio that supports yoga for all shapes, sizes and abilities, aimed at empowering its students and community through the power of yoga. I developed and continue to teach the Abundant Bodied Yoga and Yoga For All teacher training programs at the 200 and 500-hour level, as well as teaching the Yoga Studies program at St. Clair College of Arts and Technology. I run a number of highly successful and well-attended retreats and workshops internationally and am a founding member of the Yoga & Body Image Coalition and an active member of Off the Mat, Into the World.
Most Requested Topics
I speak passionately on a number of topics relating to self empowerment, yoga, mindfulness, yoga as therapy, holistic self-care, body image, diversity, race and culture, and the business of yoga. Every presentation and speaking engagement I execute is always customized and tailored to your organization’s specific goals, objectives, to ensure that the content, as well as the tone and feel, are tailored to your unique audience base.
Overcoming Past Trauma
Overcoming Eating Disorders
Yoga and Body Image
: How does yoga affects the way we see ourselves? Yoga, by it’s very nature, is a mind-body practice. As a result, it is impossible to separate the influence of practicing yoga on our body image – that is, how we perceive and how we judge or physical bodies, and the implications of these thoughts in how we live our lives.
How do we – as yoga professionals, yoga students, and just plain citizens – shift the paradigm of what we see in mainstream media, both in regards to the yoga, fitness and wellness industries and beyond? In these sessions, I explore discussions around the act of loving our body and how to create a new and more positive awareness of body image moving forward. We look at using yoga as a tool for empowerment as business professionals, wellness professionals, yoga students, public workers, policy makers, consumers and more.
Yoga and Diversity:
According to the Yoga in America Study in 2012, over 20 million Americans practice yoga. And while that might sound like a significant amount of people, the data also reveals that a significant part of the population is also missing. And it is not just how many people, but who these people are. This same study showed that the practice of yoga is concentrated among white Americans (77%) with an above average income (62% above $50,000) who have the time and money to invest in DIY health and wellness outside of the healthcare system. Yoga is becoming a practice of the privileged, both economically and culturally – but it doesn’t have to be!
In these sessions, I discuss how and why we need to evolve the yoga practice and mainstream yoga culture to include more diversity. I explore how media images affects yoga access to different cultures and why yoga teachers and wellness professionals must be inclusive in order to expand their business and livelihood into the future. We discuss the implications of the exclusivity of yoga.
Thank you for spending the time to get to know me, and for considering me for your next event! You can take the next step by sending your inquiry directly to me at [email protected]. Let’s do something great together!