Bonny & Niira
-ABILITY in Bold * Fri Aug 10, 11:30a-1p (ALL ABILITIES)
Bonny Chipman, E-RYT, Certified Accessible Yoga Teacher, is the owner of Yoga NW, an accessible yoga studio in Portland, OR. Her passion is making yoga accessible and welcoming to all! Bonny has been teaching for nearly a decade, with an emphasis on therapeutic, body positive, and accessible yoga. She specializes in working with students who experience anxiety, seniors, adults with disabilities, and individuals with chronic illness/injury. Bonny continues her studies as a student of Integrated Movement Therapy (yoga-based therapy) under the guidance of IMT founder, Molly Lannon Kenny. In addition, she serves as a member of the Accessible Yoga organization’s communication team and is a Yoga & Body Image Coalition community partner.
Niira Daniella Krupnick is a Fusion-style dancer living in the Portland, Oregon area. She is the owner and program director of Inclusion Fusion Arts (formerly Happy Hips Adapted Movement & Dance) – an inclusive dance and music movement program dedicated to accommodating participants experiencing various disabilities.
Inclusion Fusion Arts currently offers a fusion-style belly dance class, a hip hop/modern fusion class, and an early childhood focused music & movement class. Its dance companies have been featured in magazines, music videos, news segments and many stages on the west coast – including Jamballah NW for the past 4 years.
In addition to running the programs of IFA, Niira Daniella is a teacher in the state of Washington with an emphasis in Special Education, and currently oversees an early childhood program meeting the needs of children who are identified as low-income and considered at risk.