Studio Events offered ONLINE

WED MARCH 18th,  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm on Zoom

ONLINE TRAINING: The Principles Diversity and Inclusion: yoga, diversity and social justice

Spend three unforgettable hours with Dianne Bondy

Join us for an important and engaging conversation that delves into the topics of yoga, diversity and body image, with world renowned yoga teacher and social equity warrior Dianne Bondy.

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This workshop is geared towards yoga teachers, yoga trainees, and studio owners, but is also relevant for all yogis and anyone who works in a service industry or helping profession.

Date and Time: Wednesday March 18, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Online delivery via ZOOM. Link will be sent after sign up.
Rate*: Sliding scale Sustainer $75, Supporter $65, Community $55 Please pay what you are able.
* This event is free for Union Yoga unlimited Monthly & Annual Members (with active contracts), Union Yoga Teachers, and Trainees. YTT 2020 students should not sign up here – you will receive a link before the event.

This training will be offered online via ZOOM. Please download the Zoom platform (free via ) and plan to log on by 6:25 so that we can start on time.


  • Engaging underserved communities: How do we invite others to the practice?
  • Understanding, dismantling bias our cultural beliefs.
  • Exploring ideas of institutional and personal racism and how it limits our lives through the lens of yoga.
  • What is cultural competency/humilityWhat is diversity in yoga and how do we define it?
  • Where does Yoga, Social Justice and Body Image Intersect in changing the current social structures
  • Why are some bodies deemed more valuable than others?
  • Strategies to help combat the “yoga body” narrative.
  • Creating cultural understanding and connection

Have a pen and paper and cup of tea handy, and your favourite cozy blanket.  Looking forward to seeing you all online!

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Dianne Bondy is a social justice activist, author, accessible yoga teacher, and the leader of the Yoga For All movement. Her inclusive approach to yoga empowers anyone to practice—regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability. Dianne is revolutionizing yoga by educating yoga instructors around the world on how to make their classes welcoming and safe for all kinds of practitioners.

Dianne is the author of Yoga for Everyone (DK Publishing, Penguin Random House) and a frequent contributor to Yoga International, DoYouYoga, Yoga Girl, and Omstars. She has been featured in publications such as The Guardian, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and People.

Dianne’s commitment to increasing diversity in yoga has been recognized in her work with Pennington’s, Gaiam, and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition, as well as in speaking engagements at Princeton and UC Berkeley on Yoga, Race, and Diversity. Her writing is published in Yoga and Body Image Volume 1, Yoga Renegades, and Yes Yoga Has Curves. Find Dianne online at,, and



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