Dianne Bondy

Dianne Bondy 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. With over 1000 hours of yoga training in diverse modalities such as yoga therapeutics, restorative yoga, meditation, and Anusara Yoga – Dianne truly believes that yoga is for all! She is a spokesperson for diversity in yoga and yoga for larger bodies.

Dianne’s goal is to help her students find freedom, self-expression and radical self-love in their yoga practice. She is passionate about creating a more diverse playing field in the yoga community and is a highly recognized voice in the Diversity in Yoga and Yoga of Inclusion movements. Dianne is dedicated to creating brave spaces through yoga philosophy, and asana, where everyone is invited, recognized, and embraced both on and off the mat.

Dianne is an E-RTY 500 with Yoga Alliance, with extensive training in yoga therapy. She has been featured in Yoga Journal and The Guardian and appears as a guest author in the books: Yoga and Body Image, and Yes Yoga Has Curves.

Dianne Bondys articles

Self Love

Exploring Self-Love As A Practice

The practice of yoga means a great many things to a great many people. To me, it means a practice of connection to myself and ultimately a larger connection to the world.

Dianne Bondy- Monday, 8:58 pm0

Giving Up Versus Surrendering—What's the Difference?

What is the difference between giving up and surrendering?

Dianne Bondy- Thursday, 11:50 pm0
Self Love

Why My Body Is My Friend

I don’t make new year resolutions, but if I did, I would review that pesky list and see what I could cross off. It would probably be nothing because resolutions don’t work. The very nature of resolutions sets you up for failure by creating unrealistic goals and expectations you feel you have to achieve.

Dianne Bondy- Friday, 4:44 pm0

What Does It Mean To Be Brave

It seems to me the older I become; the faster time flies. I used to be afraid of getting older. I used to be scared of a lot of things. But now I realize that fear is a limiting emotion and getting older is a privilege.

Dianne Bondy- Saturday, 7:02 pm0
Self Love

Replenish, Refresh and Renew: Welcome to Spring

Spring is my favourite time of year. I am always excited to see the world start fresh with a clean slate. I live in a cold climate, so I am always ready to see winter move on from its icy grip – I can see the beauty in the winter whiteness, but, it’s not my favourite time of the year.

Dianne Bondy- Monday, 2:59 pm0

Exploring Self-Love as Practice

The practice of yoga means a great many things to a great many people. To me, it means a practice of connection to myself and ultimately a larger connection to the world. According to ancient yoga philosophy, Hatha yoga can be a complete journey to wholeness. We can develop and connect to our physical well-being through asana and pranayama, mental clarity through concentration, meditation and spiritual illumination.

Dianne Bondy- Monday, 1:06 pm0

Yoga For All

When I started teaching yoga it was a hobby. Something I wanted to share with my friends and family. I have been practicing some form of yoga for the past 43 years of my life. My yoga evolved from a form of exercise to life altering experience. My teaching developed from a small class of my friends and family to a worldwide stage. My mission: more accessibility for more people. I wanted the yoga mat to be a place of surrender and community.

Dianne Bondy- Monday, 12:51 pm0