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12/ 14 - 19, 2015 Pahoa, HI A Yoga and Story Retreat in Hawaii: All Bodies, All Stories Welcome.

During this five-day retreat, we’ll use yoga, storytelling and nature to explore the stories we carry and create in our bodies.  We all carry the stories that were given to us, and we create more.   Given that we can empower our own stories, it’s odd how often we take on cultural definitions and identities.  By focusing on pleasure, power and practice, we’ll explore our stories and how they relate with others. Details and registration here.

 

12/5 2015 Costa Mesa, CA Yoga and Body Image Book Discussion with Robyn Baker.

 Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body. This important and powerful book has become the basis for the Yoga & Body Image Coalition’s mission and activism around the world. This book discussion series will center around the book’s essays and main themes. Classes will begin with a brief meditation, followed by a discussion based on one of the 5 sections from the book, "Yoga and Body Image"and will conclude with a Yoga asana (physical practice) for all levels. This is a unique 5-part series, monthly from August - December! Details here. DONATION BASED.

 

11/14/15 Costa Mesta, CA: Yoga and Body Image Book Discussion

 Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body. This important and powerful book has become the basis for the Yoga & Body Image Coalition’s mission and activism around the world. This book discussion series will center around the book’s essays and main themes. Classes will begin with a brief meditation, followed by a discussion based on one of the 5 sections from the book, “Yoga and Body Image”and will conclude with a Yoga asana (physical practice) for all levels. This is a unique 5-part series, monthly from August – December! Details here. DONATION BASED.

 

10/25/15 Altamonte Springs, FL: Sharing Our Stories and Creating Change with Melanie Klein.

Connect with Yoga and Body Image co-editor and Yoga and Body Image Coalition co-founder, Melanie Klein as she guides participants in accessing their own body image stories with a focus on how yoga can serve as a support in mind/body integration allowing us to feel deeply into our being. Through guided meditation, movement, interactive discussion and journaling exercises, participants will learn about body image, what it is and how theirs was uniquely created as well as how body image intersects with race, class, gender identity, age, size and sexual orientation. Accessing our story and tapping into the power of our own voice serves as a catalyst to individual transformation and social change. More information here.

 

10/24/15 Ormond Beach, FL: Yoga and Body Image Workshops with Melanie Klein and Dana Smith.

11 AM - 1:30 PM: Yoga and Body Image: Sharing our Stories and Creating Change (Melanie Klein), 2:30 - 4 PM: Yoga for Self Love and Care (Dana Smith), 4:30 - 6 PM: Yoga and Body Image Book Reading + Panel Discussion (Melanie Klein & Dana Smith) More information and registration at the Lotus Yoga Ormond site.

 

10/24/15 Costa Mesa, CA: Yoga and Body Image Book Discussion with Robyn Baker.

 Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body. This important and powerful book has become the basis for the Yoga & Body Image Coalition’s mission and activism around the world. This book discussion series will center around the book’s essays and main themes. Classes will begin with a brief meditation, followed by a discussion based on one of the 5 sections from the book, "Yoga and Body Image"and will conclude with a Yoga asana (physical practice) for all levels. This is a unique 5-part series, monthly from August - December! Details here. DONATION BASED.

 

10/8-11/15 Virginia Beach, VA: Drishti Fest.

 Body Positive Yoga workshop for teachers who want to work with students in larger bodies led by Amber Karnes.

 

9/27/15 San Francisco, CA: Book Discussion

 Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery + Loving Your Body is a new anthology that unites a diverse collection of voices that address topics across the spectrum of human experience, from culture and media to gender and sexuality. Join Melanie Klein and Dianne Bondy as they read from their personal stories and engage participants in an interactive discussion on the book’s themes. This is a donation event.

 

9/27/15 Santa Cruz, CA: Y.E.S. Yoga, Empowerment and Strategies.

3 - 5:30 PM - Join Dianne Bondy and Melanie Klein for this Yoga for All workshop. Followed by Yoga + Body Image book reading, discussion, and signing from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

 

9/26/15 CA: Yoga and Body Image Book Signing with Melanie Klein and Dianne Bondy.

 Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories about Beauty, Bravery, & Loving Your Body is a new anthology that unites a diverse collection of voices addressing topics across the spectrum of human experience, from culture and media to gender and sexuality. Join Yoga and Body Image co-editor, Melanie Klein, and Yoga and Body Image contributor, Dianne Bondy, at the Laurel Bookstore at 6PM as they read from their essays and facilitate an interactive discussion on the book’s themes ranging from how yoga serves as a catalyst for positive body image and mind/body integration, to the ways in which we can create a paradigm shift in yoga media and yoga culture, together. Details here at the Laurel Bookstore

 

9/25/15 CA: Yoga for All Class and Yoga and Body Image Panel Discussion.

Join Dianne Bondy for a Yoga for All yoga class followed by a Yoga and Body Image panel discussion and book signing with Melanie Klein, Dianne Bondy and Thalia Gonzalez (moderated by Raja Michelle). Details at Green Tree Yoga and Meditation

 

9/19/15 CA: Book Discussion Series.

Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body. This important and powerful book has become the basis for the Yoga & Body Image Coalition’s mission and activism around the world. This book discussion series will center around the book’s essays and main themes. Classes will begin with a brief meditation, followed by a discussion based on one of the 5 sections from the book, "Yoga and Body Image"and will conclude with a Yoga asana (physical practice) for all levels. This is a unique 5-part series, monthly from August - December! Details here. DONATION BASED.

 

9/14/15 Birmingham, AL: Book Discussion.

Explore yoga and body image from different perspectives in this five week series with community allies Millie Jackson and Kimberly Drye. Each session will include a short meditation, a guided asana practice, and an exploration of a collection of essays by well known yoga teachers and students from the book. Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body, edited by Melanie Klein & Anna Guest-Jelly. Details and registrationhere.

 

9/12/15 Minneapolis, MN: My Now Body Workshop with Elen Bahr and Anitra Cottledge

This workshop is for anyone who knows what it’s like to be uncomfortable in their own skin. Join Yoga and Body Image Coalition member Elen Bahr and higher ed professional, teacher and writer, Anitra Cottledge as we explore how personal histories, cultural norms, and other factors affect how we feel about ourselves and how those feelings affect our self care and overall well being. We’ll develop tools that allow us to release some of our expectations and learn to be more accepting of and gentler with ourselves. Details and registration here.

 

9/12/15 Venice, CA: Conversations with Modern Yogis Series:Cultural Appropriation and the Commodification of Yoga.

Cultural Appropriation and the Commodification of Yoga with Pia Guerrero, Zubin Shroff, Sabrina Strings and Pranidhi Varshney - Moderated by Professor Thalia Gonzalez Event run on donation. Donations will go toward the Yoga Body Image Coalition & Saving Innocence with a mission to end child sex trafficking. Register here or just come! The event is from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Yoga Collective in Venice, CA on Rose Avenue.

 

8/28-30/15 Buckingham, VA :Yoga for All: Empowerment and Self Study Retreat with Dianne Bondy.

This will be a small group experience, allowing opportunities for individual attention. The physical practice will be suitable for all. Enjoy dynamic and interactive classes that offer modifications/adjustments/learning opportunities for every level of yogi. Retreat participants will be guided through activities and meditations focused on body image, body awareness, and using your yoga practice as a reflection of self love. Participants have the opportunity to expand their personal practice and enjoy all that the ashram has to offer. All meals and accommodations are included. Details and registration here.

 

8/22/15 Costa Mesa, CA: Yoga and Body Image: Sharing Our Stories and Creating Change.

A workshop with Melanie Klein, M.A. hosted by Robyn Baker at Asteya Fitness followed by an optional donation-based book discussion and yoga asana after the workshop! Details here.

 

8/14-15/15 Auburn, AL: Body Positive Yoga Weekend with Amber Karnes.

 A Body Positive Yoga workshop for students, a Body Positive Yoga workshop for teachers who want to work with students in larger bodies, and an accessible yoga class open to all. Sign up here (click on workshops & events)

 

7/31/15 Brooklyn, NY:Yoga and Body Image Book Discussion with Jessica Andersen.

Join this free guided discussion on Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery + Loving Your Body edited by Melanie Klein & Anna Guest-Jelly with community ally, Jessica Andersen. Details here.

 

6/29 – 7/27, Ontario, CA: 30 Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training with Dianne Bondy.

This course offers a complete study of the eight limbs of yoga based upon the Yoga Sutras. Our motto is “yoga for all”. Our asana technique explores contemporary principles of alignment and safety, while honouring our students’ need for creativity, freedom, and self-expression in their practice. You will study over 50 asanas poses along with restorative and therapeutic movements using hands-on assists, optimal alignment principles, and dynamic sequencing. This yoga teacher training will provide you with a solid understanding of how to sequence postures for teaching vinyasa yoga, while also providing the basic energetic and physical alignment principles and and modifications that help students find their full potential within their practice. This teacher training has a limited class size in order to facilitate personal learning objectives. The commitment to our students’ individual attention, questions and priorities helps to make our program unique. More information here.

 

6//20/15 Minneapolis, MN: Yoga and Body Image Book Discussion Series Part Four.

 The June session of this series is titled "Gender and Sexuality", exploring the theme from the Yoga and Body Image Book. For more information, visit EveryYogi.com.

 

6/8-13/15 Pahoa, HA: A Yoga and Story Retreat with Kimberly Dark.

This five-day retreat will use yoga, storytelling and nature to explore the stories we carry and create in our bodies.Whether you’re a long-term yoga practitioner or a beginner, this retreat will connect with your highest potential for alignment and restoration. Regardless of one’s strength, abilities, size or body type, we all live with cultural messages about the body. Through level-specific instruction, you’ll practice the benefits of yoga: strength, balance and flexibility – and learn how to take those concepts into a life full of self-love. For registration information, visit the retreat website here

 

5/15/15 Minneapolis, MN: Yoga and Body Image Book Discussion Series Part 3: Parenting and Children.

 The May session of this series is titled "Parenting and Children", exploring the theme from the Yoga and Body Image Book. For more information, visit EveryYogi.com

 

4/18/15 Minneapolis, MN: Yoga and Body Image Book Discussion Series Part 2: Culture and Media.

 The April session of this series is titled "Culture and Media", exploring the theme from the Yoga and Body Image Book. For more information, visit the event page on the Every Yogi website.

 

4/11-12/15 Denver, CO: Dianne Bondy at the Bhavana Collective.

 Yoga and Body Image book contributor and Yoga and Body Image Coalition member Dianne Bondy will be delivering a Yoga for All workshop and master class at this informative and inspiring two day event. To learn more and reserve your spot, visit the Bhavana Collective website.

 

4/10/15 Berkeley, CA: Yoga and Race Conference Keynote Speech.

 Yoga and Body Image book contributor and Coalition member Dianne Bondy will present the keynote speech at the Yoga and Race Conference in Berkeley April. This conference will invite practitioners and scholars to critically examine the racial and sexual politics of yoga.Visit the Race and Yoga website for more information.

 

 

4/9-12/15 Toronto, Canada: Tiina Veer at the Toronto Yoga Conference

 Yoga for Round Bodies founder and Yoga and Body Image Coalition leadership team member Tiina Veer is presenting at the Toronto Yoga Conference & Show again this year, delivering three workshops for teachers: her Intro to Yoga for Round Bodies workshop, as well as two therapeutic yoga master classes on treating and preventing Sciatica and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. You can visit Tiina at the Yoga Show from the 10th to the 12th, at her Yoga for Round Bodies booth where she will also be representing the Yoga and Body Image Coalition (and where you can purchase the Yoga and Body Image book and enter the giveaway for a copy of the book plus a #thisiswhatayogilookslike tee). To learn more about or to register for the conference, visit the conference website here.

 
 
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