Yoga has become a practice that’s seemingly reserved exclusively for the privileged few: wealthy, thin, young, flexible, white, and able-bodied. If you don’t feel like you quite fit into the yoga space, you’re not alone, and this week, you’re hearing from an amazing yoga teacher whose mission is to disrupt and be a change agent in this realm.
Dianne Bondy is an accessible yoga teacher, social justice activist, and leader of the Yoga For All movement. Among many other accomplishments, she’s the author of Yoga Where You Are, and Yoga for Everyone, as well as the host of The Intentional Well-being Podcast. She’s committed to increasing diversity in yoga, and she’s here to share her mission with us.
Join us on this episode as Dianne shares her journey as an accidental activist in the yoga space, and why she’s so passionate about her mission to increase diversity. She’s offering her own experience of feeling “othered” in yoga, the challenges she’s come across as she’s built her business, and her top tips for advocating for yourself in yoga.
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What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- The philosophy of yoga that Dianne lives by.
- How Dianne became an accidental activist in the yoga space.
- The challenges Dianne has come across as she’s built her business.
- How Dianne keeps going when she faces roadblocks.
- Dianne’s experience of falling into the conditioned ideas and programming she’s trying to change.
- How to advocate for yourself in a yoga class.
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