Yoga is living life fully and skillfully. Yoga is freedom, acceptance, inclusion and love.
Name: Dianne Bondy
Occupation: Mom, Yoga Teacher, Studio Owner, Trail Blazer
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Favorite Yoga Style: Vinyasa and Alignment Based Yoga
Favorite Yoga Pose: Utthita Trikonasana or Ardha Chandrasana it depends on the day! It can be both.
What Do You Love Most About Yoga?
How it makes me feel. How it deepens my connections to others and all the great experiences and people it has brought into my life! Yoga is a gift.
How Has Yoga Changed Your Life, Personality and Physique?
Yoga has brought balance by helping me deal better with stress. Yoga has made me aware of actions and judgements. Yoga had brought compassion and patience to my life. It has led me to great friendships and greater self-awareness and consciousness. Yoga helps me love myself and gives me confidence. Yoga makes me stand strong and tall. It also heals my back, shoulders and soul.
What Everyday Thing Did You Get Better At Because Of Yoga?
Yoga gave me more patience for sure. It makes me better at expressing myself. It definitely gave me more confidence
How Do You Keep Your Yoga Practice Interesting and Challenging?
Trying different classes and different teachers and doing one new pose a week. It keeps me on my toes.
What Book, Website or Person Inspires You?
Stephen Cope: The Great Work of Your Life – I got goose bumps reading that book. There is no one person who inspires me. I can find my inspiration everyone and everything.
What Do You Listen To While You Do Yoga?
I love all kinds of music. I choose my music based on my mood. I love everything from soul, classic 70s and 80s pop, MC Yogi, Michael Franti, the Eagles, Seal and even hair metal…I love it all.
What’s The Best Advice You’ve Ever Received?
“Drink as you pour” from Chelesa loves Yoga. It is important to give and to receive to stay balanced. If you don’t replenish yourself you can definitely burn out!
Is There Anything Else You’d Like To Share With Our Readers?
Don’t be afraid to try yoga. Step out of your comfort zone. Whatever you want to be you can do it. Be bold, do yoga and live skillfully.