Yoga for All Empowerment Weekend
Dianne Bondy, E-RYT 500
September 13-15, 2019
Join celebrated yoga teacher and social justice activist, Dianne Bondy, for a series of workshops that explore new ways of making yoga an inclusive practice for everyone. In this series of interactive workshops, you’ll learn how to deconstruct the values, norms, and perceptions that guide the current western view of yoga, beauty, and success. We will explore these poignant topics through in-depth, open forum discussions, practical hands-on asana labs, and interactive yoga practices.
Friday Evening(6:30-9:30pm): Friday Night/Community Class/Come as You Are/Use What You Have?Do What You Can
Join us for a Yoga For All Asana Class, Q and A, and Book Signing. Connect through breath and asana as we create an empowering practice that stretches the body and empowers the mind. Please bring a yoga mat, props and your curiosity.
Saturday Morning(10am-1pm): Embodied: Flexibility + Strength = Power – Discover, Explore, Play – The Asana Research Lab
Let’s explore what are bodies can do as an expression of strength, endurance and joyful movement. This brave and supportive practice takes place in a non-competitive environment designed to support all bodies. During this interactive yoga practice, you’ll begin to view your body through a new and more attuned lens, as you work towards respecting the body you are in. You’ll learn how to listen to your body and help it grow stronger by building endurance mindfully. As you progress through this practice, you’ll discover your inner strength while exploring the path to self-acceptance.
Bring your questions, your ideas and your asana and let’s flow freely as we share in this inspiring practice.
Saturday Afternoon(2:30-5:30): Yoga, Diversity, Body Image and Personal Empowerment
Join Dianne in an engaging conversation that delves into the topics of yoga, diversity and body image, followed by a yin practice. Namaste… Let’s explore!
What is diversity in yoga and who gets to define it?
- Why are some bodies deemed more valuable than others?
- The intersection of yoga and body image: how do we shift the paradigm?
- Perceptions of yoga in the media.
- Strategies that combat the “yoga body” narrative and empower ourselves to make peace with our bodies
- Engaging underserved communities: How do we invite others to the practice?
- Flow together in an accessible and empowering asana class
Sunday Morning(10am-1pm): Practical Application: How Do You Show Up in the World? The Path to Empowerment
This unique, follow-the-yogini style practice integrates asana, journaling and open-dialogue discussions centered around the philosophies of yoga as they relate to equanimity and unity. Explore asana, breath, and the mind-body connection in a way that illuminates your strength and creativity. Let’s explore our values and how we show up in the world. Come and enjoy the unique experience of standing in your power as you connect with your inner light!
$250 Full refunds available until August 13. No refunds after August 13
Please Note: Event will be held at Spotlight Performing Arts Studio in the same building as Mint Hill Yoga!! Parking is VERY limited, so carpooling when possible is preferred!!
Karen Hill Miller, RYT 200, 5 Class Pass
Select any FIVE of Karen’s classes anywhere on the schedule, excluding Workshops EXPIRES 2 MONTHS FROM DATE OF PURCHASE!!! NO REFUNDS ON UNUSED CLASSES!!
Series and Class Passes will increase to $55 for 5 Classes August 1!