Afternoon Plenary: Radical Change

Radical Change: The Path to Self-Acceptance

Summary

At the heart of self-acceptance is the ability to see your body for what it truly is:  a manifestation of your personal power and greatness.  

By gaining a deeper understanding of the influences on our thought patterns and belief systems, we can begin to reverse the internal narratives that keep us in a place of powerlessness, negativity and exclusion. This workshop is dedicated to establishing self-awareness and personal empowerment through the lens of compassionate self-study and the power of mindful movement. Together, we'll delve into a deeper exploration of body equity, by observing and discussing the impacts of race, sexism and patriarchy on the development of self-worth and body image. World-renowned yoga teacher, writer and social justice activist Dianne Bondy, will share effective strategies designed to combat internalised oppression through the applications of yoga philosophy, mindful movement, and compassionate self-study.
 
We must befriend our bodies before we can teach the lessons of self-love to others. Join Dianne in discovering what it takes to cultivate an inclusive community based on self-love, so that we can begin empowering our youth with the gifts of radical self-acceptance and body equity. 

Presenter Biography

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.

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. Dianne contributes to Yoga International, Yoga Journal, Do You Yoga, and Elephant Journal. She is featured and profiled in International media outlets: The Guardian, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and more. She is a spokesperson for diversity in yoga and yoga for larger bodies, as seen in her work with Pennington’s, Gaiam, and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition. Her work is published in the books: Yoga and Body Image, and Yes Yoga Has Curves.