After dabbling in yoga and meditation for a number of years, in 2007 Diana became a serious student of yoga to help heal an injury and manage stress. Yoga has helped to build Diana's confidence, gain strength in body and mind, and provide a place to let go of the daily stresses. Yoga is a passion that she enjoy sharing with others.
Following a foundation course at a local yoga school, In July 2016 Diana completed her 200 hour RYT at the Yogacampus in London, UK which included 360 contact hours. In April 2019 Diana completed the Yoga Therapy Diploma Programme at Yoga Campus which included 550 hours. Diana has studied mindfulness through Mindfulness UK Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programme Teacher Training.
Diana has been enjoying teaching since November 2015 first as a student-teacher then as a qualified instructor. Diana also presented a workshop on stress for the wonderful organisation that helps families expecting or who have young children to become the best version of themselves, Parents as First Teachers-UK (), during their Annual Network Day. This was to help their project workers identify stress in themselves as well as the families they work with and give them some tools on how to reduce stress using office yoga and breath work. Diana was also honoured to have done live Skype sessions and recorded sessions with a yoga teacher friend for Friendsline () to enhance the well-being of women living in rural India. Diana was pleased to provided a workshop on stress, anxiety, and self-care to a group of carers of Wandsworth Carer's Trust to enhance their ability to look after themselves in order to care for others. Diana has been teaching Chair Yoga and Mindful Movement for Streatham Seniors as a volunteer for 3 years and also teaches Chair Yoga and Mindful Movement for St. Boniface Over 50s Club.
Some of the conditions Diana has worked individually with as a Yoga Therapist include stress, burnout, anxiety, back pain, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, asthma, post-cancer recovery, cardiac condition, trauma, and depression.
Diana has been honoured to study with some renowned teachers such as Judith Lasater, Rod Stryker, Rolf Sovik, Doug Keller, Graham Burns, Susanne Lahusen, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Charlotte Watts, Heather Mason, Paul Fox, Karen Atkinson, and Lisa Kayley-Isley. Diana has deepened her knowledge about yoga philosophy, history, texts, sequencing, postures(asanas), breathwork(pranayama), yoga nidra, prenatal yoga, meditation, restorative yoga, chair yoga, and mindfulness in order to better serve her students. Diana believes that she always is learning and is a student, too!
Prior to being a Yoga Instructor she worked as a Family Support Worker with Families in North London in a Children’s Centre. For extra fun she enjoys gardening, walks in nature, and cooking tasty meals and treats!
She looks forward to sharing knowledge and practices with you.