Meet Dianne Bondy
1- In less than a minute, tell us who you are and why we keep hearing good things about you.
I am a person that believes and still has hope for equity for humanity. I teach yoga, and I question the world. I am an educator, activist and movement coach.
2- What inspired you, if any, to join the Warrior Flow 200-Hour Yoga Training’s faculty?
I believe in the work and leadership of the Warrior Flow School.
3- In simple words, what does yoga mean to you?
Peace, love, equity and activism.
4- What is the main difference between learning yoga now and when you took your first yoga training?
So many things; the main change for me is a shift away from the physicality of yoga to yoga as a change agent.
5- In your opinion, why is this a key moment in time to learn yoga?
The world needs more leaders who lead with selflessness and who lead with empathy and compassion. Yoga as a spiritual practice, allows for that to happen. Leading from a place of conscious awareness is what yoga teaches us.
6- Who would you be without yoga?
I will still be an activist with less skill.
7- Who were your role models? And what pushed you to learn and become who you are today?
My mother, Jean Augustine Rosemary Sadlier, Dudley Laws, Shirley Chislom, Oscar Peterson, Mia Motley, People, bell hooks, Kimberly Crenshaw and Black women who were outspoken and fearless
8- What were the pivotal roadblocks and challenges you encountered along the way that helped you define your path?
Breaking down the stereotypes of what yoga bodies are; who can do yoga, what yoga is and changing the definition of good bodies; creating equitable and inviting yoga spaces.
9- What can we all do right now to make this world a better place?
Listen to marginalized and historically excluded groups; fight racism and the alt right and engage politically.
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