Many of you know that I came to Curvy Yoga with a background in community organizing and social change work. For me, this will always be the heart of anything I do — it just finds its way in because it’s what’s in my heart.
This is why I’m so excited and honored to be in conversation with the lovely Dianne Bondy of Eastside Yoga in Windsor, Ontario, about yoga & diversity. I connected with Dianne early in 2012 after she wrote a piece called “Yoga: Not Just for Young, Skinny, White Girls.” In my opinion, diversity and inclusion are far too seldom topics of conversation in the yoga community, so I was thrilled to be able to talk with her about it more.
I encourage you to check out our conversation below. We’re talking about:
- Why diversity matters in yoga
- Accessibility, inclusion & inviting more folks to the mat
- How we all benefit when the yoga community expands
- Why a body-centered practice like yoga needs more conversation about body image