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Episode 03: Creating Inclusive and Accessible Wellness Spaces with Dianne Bondy

This week I’m talking to Dianne Bondy, yoga teacher, social justice activist and leading voice of the Yoga For All movement. We’re taking a break from talking about periods to discuss creating brave spaces, inclusivity and accessibility in the wellness community, how mainstream media and marketing has distorted wellness as something to be bought and sold, body positivity, diet culture and emotional eating.

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Creating Inclusive, Accessible Wellness Spaces

Last weekend I attended a workshop with Dianne Bondy, yoga teacher, social justice activist and leading voice of the Yoga For All movement (and also my new bff), hosted by the New Leaf Foundation. The workshop was titled “The Path to Empowerment, Self-Love and Body Acceptance” and I signed up as I have personally been struggling with these three things since the birth of my daughter in 2015. Going into the workshop I assumed that I would leave with some tools to help me learn to love this post-partum body that I’m still getting used to – and I certainly did. And perhaps more importantly, I also left with a new perspective on the wellness industry and the real issues it has with inclusion and accessibility.

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