#repost @wocandwellness ・・・ The hype is real, and is as real as it gets. Whether you’re new to our movement or have been a loyal follower since the beginning. Our movement at Womxn of Color + Wellness is focused on combatting the elitism, inaccessibility and lack of diversity prevalent in wellness. We are here to decolonize wellness and foster inclusivity and representation through our live events and online community. It is with your support, we are able to come to rise. __ Have you bought your event tickets to our launch event on JAN 25TH 2020 yet? Grab yours today, and share the love by sharing this post with your network, friends and family. #tag a friend if you think they’d be interested in in attending our launch event in Jan 2020. Or a #brand you feel who would understand our mission and want to sponsor @wocandwellness towards making a change. Or a #nonprofit you feel could be in our radar for future fund raising and Seva (giving back). Your opinions matter and we’d love to hear from you. __ Of course, a massive shout out to our event panelists, sponsors and chosen charity. We are blessed to have you. And EXCITED for this incredible event. @preeeventsla @shantiwithin @saharacares @drkhanbreastsurgeon @sandhiyaramaswamy @alchemyayurveda @_justjulia @hellokismet @sodjla @brajamandala @suratifarsanmart @jamiehansonyoga @banditqueenla @theoilydesi @nishimamiscookies @auracacia @umeedh.jewelry @vishaskincare @thechaimommasblog @pree_theeventplanner #makeitcount #womxnofcolorandwellness #woc #poc #liveevent #launchevent #orangecounty #diversity #inclusivity #elitism #racism #mindfullness #yoga #meditation #representationmatters #selflove #selfcare #seva #dharma
#repost @shantiwithin ・・・ Thank you SO much for all of your love and positive feedback on my recent @beyondasanapod interview. I must admit I was nervous as being vulnerable and sharing personal things does not come easy to me being South Asian AND British but I got very real and raw and I feel humbled by this process of having the courage to step into this place of fearlessness and share from my heart about cultural appropriation and cultural erasure in yoga and wellness. It was a true honour to be invited by @lizgetman to be interviewed on her @beyondasanapod podcast for the launch of Season 3 and talk about decolonizing yoga and wellness which is a topic very close to my heart and work I have been involved in as a yoga teacher and beyond for the past 5 years 🙌🏾✊🏾. To be amongst so many yoga teachers, changemakers and activists that I admire so much including @halayoga @diannebondyyoga @jivanaheyman @payal_khurana @leahsongmusic @melmelklein was a privilege and I highly recommend listening to their episodes which are all so powerful ❤️. We covered SO many things from how I had the courage to leave my comfortable corporate job behind and pursue my dharma of running a holistic wellness business to how we can ALL work towards decolonizing wellness and creating a more equitable and accessible space for those that have been marginalised through oppression and systemic racism. We also discussed the movement I recently launched @wocandwellness with my soul sister @pree_theeventplanner to create more equity, accessibility and diversity in wellness. It was the most raw and real interview I have ever given. I am not someone who really talks about personal things publicly but I do in this podcast and trust me when I say it surprised me! There is deep conversation on many important topics that we need to be having in the world of yoga, laughter and even tears of past pain. It was a very cathartic process and I thank Liz for being the truly wonderful soul that she is and allowing me to share my journey. This is what ally ship looks like 💪🏾💪🏾. You can listen in via link in bio and let me know your thoughts and comments👇🏾#yoga #meditation #podcasts #culturalappro
Representation is essential. And that's why I'm here – to represent. To share what I've learned. To show up as someone who believes that every single person has a right to care for themselves. @omgirlalli Check out more: link @omgirlalli bio.
Here is a piece @diannebondyyoga was involved in around physical touch in asana. “Thank you to @jenni_rawlings for writing this piece. You can find a link to the entire article in Dianne’s insta story /link in bio. @jenni_rawlings “Physical touch in the form of adjustments and assists is a controversial topic in the yoga world these days. When should they be given? Should they be given at all? Do they add to or detract from a student’s experience on the mat? My colleague Travis Pollen and I have been following this conversation for quite some time now. (As a yogi and Rehabilitation Science PhD Candidate whose research focuses on injuries, Travis takes as natural an interest in this topic as I do.) Much of the adjustments dialog currently taking place in the yoga world has revolved around the issues of consent and trauma. We are thankful that these important aspects of adjustments are receiving the attention and reflection they deserve in the yoga community One aspect of this topic that we haven’t noticed as much focus given to, however, is the biomechanics of yoga adjustments. For example, within a context in which consent has been clearly established, how can adjustments be helpful or harmful to a student’s body? To foster an insightful discussion about the more biomechanical side of yoga adjustments, we asked a selection of influential yoga teachers to share their personal perspectives on yoga adjustments (within a context in which consent has been established). We purposefully chose a group of teachers from a variety of backgrounds in the hopes that their responses would represent a spectrum of viewpoints on yoga adjustments. We are grateful to the incredible yoga teachers who shared their perspectives with us for this project: Dianne Bondy (Accessible Yoga), Judith Hanson Lasater (Restorative Yoga), Cecily Milne (Yoga Detour), David Robson (Ashtanga Yoga), and Yogi Zain (Iyengar Yoga).” #repost @diannebondyyoga
#repost @diannebondyyoga ・・・ I’m so excited to be featured as one of the 20 Yoga Teachers of Color to Watch in 2020! This is a collection of people from all over the world who are changing the face of yoga. Jesal @yogawalla and Sophie @feral_and_true created this list in response to the yoga industry consistently underestimating & under-representing POC. I’m proud to feature alongside 19 other inspirational yoga teachers of color...go give them all a follow if you’re not following already! Thank you so much to all the people who nominated me - I’m so grateful for your support and so excited to set off 2020!⠀ ⠀ This list is sponsored by Reprise Activewear, a line of plant-based activewear designed to create a softer, healthier, and more comfortable way for you to care for your skin. Find out more at @repriseactivewear⠀ ⠀ ⠀ In solidarity, Dianne Bondy 💜⠀ ⠀ #yogateachersofcolor #20YTOC #repriseactivewear⠀ ⠀ @poc_meets_rainbow⠀ @luvenarangel⠀ @donnanobleyoga⠀ @eliana.chinea⠀ @janessamondestin⠀ @manojdias_⠀ @mynameisjessamyn⠀ @nicolecardoza⠀ @princepuja⠀ @royolaroyola⠀ @shayla0h⠀ @malaikamaitland⠀ @hershayoga⠀ @yogamaris⠀ @yoganam⠀ @hienhongyoga⠀ @ranelovesyoga⠀ @julio.a.rivera⠀ @arundhati_baitmangalkar