Dianne Bondy is a celebrated yoga teacher, social justice activist and the 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 also donates her time and resources to causes that ignite her heart. She offers donation based classes for charity at her local park, and does two trainings a year for free for non-profits or organizations dedicated to shifting culture and spreading love. Her kindness extends further to serve those in her community, as she teaches yoga and stress management to immigrant women at a community shelter.
Dianne 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. You can also find her work published in the books: Yoga and Body Image, and Yes Yoga Has Curves.
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Jivana Heyman has been sharing yoga with people with disabilities for over twenty years, and over these years he has watched people transform their lives through these teachings. Jivana's goal is to share yoga with people who have not had access to these practices, and to support other yoga teachers who are doing so. In fact, he is dedicated to building a community of teachers who offer Accessible Yoga around the world - and to work on their behalf.
Accessible Yoga is a part of the revolution to transform the yoga world into a welcoming, inclusive community where all support each other and grow together.
Jivana Heyman is the founder of Accessible Yoga, co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, manager of the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco, California, and an Integral Yoga Minister. With over twenty years of training and teaching in the traditional yoga lineage of Sri Swami Satchidananda. Jivana has specialized in teaching the subtle practices of yoga: pranayama, meditation, as well as sharing yoga philosophy. His passion is making yoga accessible to everyone, this led him to align his work with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. Jivana has also taught with the Dean Ornish Heart Disease Reversal Program through UCSF, California Pacific Medical Center's Institute of Health and Healing, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He has led over forty yoga teacher training programs over the past 16 years, and created the Accessible Yoga Teacher Training program in 2007.
On December 3rd, 2015, Jivana taught Accessible Yoga at the United Nations in Geneva for their International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Jivana's strengths are sharing esoteric and complex teachings in an readily accessible way, and applying the ancient teachings of yoga to our day-to-day lives.
The Yoga Business Connection community features yoga entrepreneurs
that are stepping up and standing out by giving back, getting involved and taking their yoga practice out of the yoga room and into their yoga business offerings to heal and to serve.
Natalie Cummings is the founder of the Yoga Business Connection and is a proud member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. She shares her talents to empower their united mission in bringing yoga to all by spearheading the YBIC social media and web shares. Whether teaching Hiking Yoga, consulting yogis in business or presenting for Yoga Journal, Natalie is known for adding heart into all she does.