Diane specializes in tailoring classes to each individual’s particular needs—whether that’s injury recovery, muscle strengthening, or the desire for more mindfulness. Diane’s teaching philosophy is simple: Meet every client exactly where they, in this moment, are.
“Not all who wander are lost.”
I’ve been doing yoga for about 15 years—first, to stay injury-free while running marathons and later, because yoga brought balance to my life (mind, body, and spirit), amidst this hectic pace we pursue.
Several years ago, I was literally hit by a truck. I experienced all breath leaving my body. Four months of being mostly still healed my broken bones. I learned to appreciate a deep breath for the first time, in ways that I hope have changed me for good.
The first time I tried to do yoga after the accident, I joked with my sister Debra (also a certified yoga teacher) that I would know I was healed when I could lay in savasana (corpse pose) without it hurting. That took about 8 months! In that time, I learned the importance of stillness, breath, and movement—all in proper balance.
Yoga’s capacity for healing is why I love and practice it, and why I am compelled to pass along this healing resource to others.
- 1000+ hours of teaching experience since September 2013 — in her private home studio and in group studio settings.
- Guest teacher for The Pulse on Tour (PACE), Montreat Conference Center (Montreat, NC), Rapid Results Personal Training (Marietta, GA), and Alloy fitness (Roswell, GA), as well as for several area corporations.
- Continuing education credits include Yoga as Therapy with Doug Keller, Mindfulness and Yoga for Adolescents and Youth, and Yoga for Bone Health with Dr. Loren Fishman.
- Diane also holds an MA in Theological Studies and a BFA in Dance Performance.