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Bridging the Divide: Creating Accessible and Inclusive Yoga Spaces with Dianne Bondy


  • Branksome Hall Athletics and Wellness Centre 6 Elm Avenue Toronto, ON, M4W 1N4 Canada (map)

Join celebrated yoga teacher and social justice activist, Dianne Bondy, for a workshop series that seeks to make yoga an inclusive practice for all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Through in-depth, open forum discussions, practical hands-on asana labs, and interactive yoga practices, you’ll learn how to deconstruct the values, norms, and perceptions that guide the current western view of yoga, beauty, and success.

Let’s finally bridge the cultural divides that keep us segregated. By the end of this workshop, you’ll learn how to apply the principles and practices of yoga to create inclusive spaces where all bodies are invited to the yoga mat. Learn how to structure accessible yoga classes using socially informed language, innovative modifications, and conscious movements in order to broaden your teaching style to reach individuals that are currently on the sidelines.

This training is open to teachers and students.

Topics to be covered (not limited to):

  • Developing yoga classes for body positivity and self-acceptance
  • Exploring different forms and expressions of traditional yoga postures for different shapes, abilities, and sizes to create truly accessible spaces
  • Empowering your teaching and serving your students: Discover, Explore, Play - The Asana Research Lab

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.

Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm

Yoga For All with Dianne Bondy
275.00
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