SSHRC-funded Postdoctoral Fellow
Aly Bailey is a postdoctoral fellow working under the supervision of Dr. Carla Rice. She recently defended her PhD dissertation titled “Designing and implementing BIAS (Body Image Awareness Seminars): A positive body image program”. This action research project involved working with a diversity of people from the community to co-create a positive body image program to improve body image experiences.
Her postdoctoral program will extend her doctoral work to exploring embodiment experiences and yoga. As a yoga instructor for the last few years she observed and experienced the exclusionary nature of the Western yoga industry. To challenge the dominant stereotypes within yoga, she will co-design a decolonized and inclusive yoga curriculum with non-normatively embodied people – placing bodily differences at the center rather than at the margins.