The Art and Science of Yoga for All
Explore the principles and foundations for creating body positivity in your classes.
The literal definition of asana is “the seat”. So come and take a seat of power in your own practice! Dianne invites you to participate in unique asana variations and unconventional models of practice that focus on safe and accessible self-expression of asana practice.
Yoga Body Image and YOU:
Asana to fit your body
- How to create a cultural shift: an intro to yoga, diversity, and body image
- How to use inclusive and body-positive language in your classes
- Creating inclusive and innovative warm-ups
- Creating body positive inclusive spaces
- Sun Salutes for All
- Yoga for All: Prop Asana
How to use props in innovative and inspiring ways:
- Chair yoga
- Yoga at the wall
- Cobraless vinyasa
- Handless vinyasa
Customize Your Practice / Asana Research Lab
Let’s figure out your practice together. Asana looks and feels different in all bodies. How do we customize our practice to fit our bodies? We all have poses that cause frustration or fear. Learning about our bodies and what they can do helps us to come to our mats with strength and confidence. Bring your questions and poses to this workshop and let Dianne give you a helping hand.
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll discover one-on-one modifications, variations, and suggestions specifically tailored to your own unique body. We will be exploring accessibility with all bodies in mind. These are poses that are commonly taught in mainstream classes.
Explore yoga for all levels, shapes, and sizes, as an expression of life and joy. We will be working in a non-competitive environment so that this practice will be brave and supportive. Learn how to listen to your body and connect with your inner strength while exploring the path to self-acceptance. Bring your curiosity, ideas, and your pose—together let’s create a fun and affirming asana practice. Let’s learn together.
The Body Politic: Yoga, Body Image, and You
This is what the yoga practice teaches us. Together we rise and together we create positive change. Explore a little and a lot of conversation about body positivity, body image, and yoga. The power to serve a diverse and inclusive community starts social change as it relates to the tenets of yoga. You are invited to experience the connection between body image, equality and equity, and the power of the yoga practice as a vehicle for shifting consciousness. In a lively, open-forum discussion, we will explore the impact of our conditioning on the injustice and inequality experienced in our local communities. Examine what is holding you back personally and collectively, and uncover the strategies and tools you need to break through the societal norms and divisions that block us
The Path to Empowerment
Finding your voice as a teacher
Join Dianne Bondy in an accessible yoga practice designed to help you safely explore the themes of self-acceptance and compassion towards the self and others. This unique practice of ongoing and collaborative learning integrates asana, journaling, and open-dialogue discussions centred on the philosophy of yoga as it relates to equanimity and unity.
Explore asana, breath, and the mind-body connection in a way that illuminates your strength and creativity. Let’s explore our values and how we show up in the world. Come and enjoy the unique experience of standing in your power as you connect with your inner light!