Join Dianne Bondy, yoga teacher and leading voice of the Yoga For All movement, to learn how to make your classes more accessible to people of all body sizes, ability levels and ages with greater skill and creativity. In this intensive, Dianne invites you to participate in creative asana (yoga posture) variations and unconventional models of practice that focus on safe and accessible self-expression. She will teach you how to create body positivity and a culture of consent in your teaching and personal practice.
This teaching is open to teachers and yoga students.
Learn skillful ways to modify and innovate physical asana practices to serve a broader community of practitioners and to better promote greater inclusion for every BODY. Explore different forms and expressions of traditional yoga postures and a true all-levels approach to yoga for different body shapes and sizes and physical abilities. Experience and learn to teach brave and supportive practices in a non-competitive environment. Gain insight on ways to teach your students strategies for listening and connecting to their bodies more succinctly and with greater inner strength, while exploring a path towards self-acceptance.
Learn principles and foundations for creating body-positivity in your classes.
Practices will include hands-free vinyasa flows, the yin and yang of physical asana, restorative practices and an empowering closing meditation A workshop on body image, yoga and empowerment will integrate physical asana, journaling, and discussion centered on the philosophy of yoga as it relates to equanimity and unity.
Bring your questions, ideas and challenging yoga postures, and, as a community, we will learn how to teach a more inclusive, accessible and inspiring practice.
About the presenter:
Dianne 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. She applies over 1000 hours of training to help her students find freedom, self-expression and radical self-love in their yoga practice. She shares her message and provides millions of followers with affordable access to online yoga classes, workshops and tutorials at her virtual studio: Yogasteya.com and her personal blog. She also shares her practice on Gaim.com and Yoga International.com.