Diandra Armitage

Boston, MA
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

13 Reviews

Diandra's introduction to yoga and meditation began in 2005 while exploring new ways to work through an eating disorder. Her love for yoga is an affair that has continued to grow deeper through the years. Fueled by passion and curiosity, Diandra has trained internationally in the areas of yoga, bhakti, tantra, ayurveda, personal development, nutrition, holistic living, Central and South American shamanic healing, and energetic work. With gratitude and love she brings to her classes the knowledge she has gained from her experiences and many master teachers, notably Shiva Rea, Sean Corn and Gurmukh Khalsa. In addition to yoga, Diandra is a Level II Reiki practitioner and certified holistic health counselor, often times weaving these practices into her classes.
Diandra's commitment is to inspire others to tap into their inner power, to connect to their hearts and to mindfully unite mind, body and spirit. Her lively yet soft presence, enthusiasm, and humor, coupled with her knowledge and sensitivity will lead you through a practice that is true, sacred and invigorating. The theme of her classes vary, but the understanding between Diandra and her students remains the same: Be true, be you, be here, be now.

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

13 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Just wonderful!!

Soon into my first class with Diandra, I was at ease and swept into the experience. After this first class, I looked forward to the next and have since become a regular! Diandra's peaceful and gentle presence adds to her talent as a teacher. Her arrangement of poses flows so well to create the perfect balance of deep relaxation and challenge. I appreciate that she uses music throughout the class which helps me stay focused on the poses and breathing, and keeps my mind from wandering. I leave her class feeling calm and renewed, and with a state of mindfulness that stays with me. Diandra is just wonderful!!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Diandra is fabulous!

Of the many yoga teachers I've had over the years, Diandra is, by far, one of the very best.
She teaches yoga in a very peaceful, supportive and effective way. Her classes are just the right mix of ease and effort, always benefiting the whole body and mind. Each time I leave her class, I feel stronger, balanced, refreshed and filled with Joy.
Diandra is truly gifted and I am so grateful to be her student!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
I absolutely love Diandra's classes!

I've really enjoyed taking classes with Diandra over the past year at Shama yoga in Cambridge. She's very friendly and encourages her students to push themselves and explore their practice in new ways. I always look forward to her classes. She is a very genuine and talented instructor and I would encourage anyone to practice with her.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Mother/daughter yogi

We, a middle-aged daughter and her mother, decided to try yoga together for the first time. We chose a "gentle yoga" class in a nearby studio. Diandra was a wonderful teacher for both of us -- understanding, encouraging, and fully accepting of our limitations and inexperience. She's imaginative and varies the routine well within the rhythm of the class (90 minutes). She was also flexible and offered options to her yogi (more or less "fire"), creating a very calm atmosphere.

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She focused on different areas of the body in each class, and was clear about how we were supposed to feel. We learned from her that yoga is about health, but also about developing an understanding that the spiritual and the physical are fully entwined. Diandra is very friendly and very seemly at the same time! We have been grateful for her teaching.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Awesome Teacher

Diandra is an amazing yoga instructor. She brings new techniques, breathing exercises, and poses to the table that are all out of the box, but taught and walked through with patience and gratitude. I highly recommend Diandra and her endearing personality and practice.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Review of Diandra Armitage

I've had the pleasure of knowing and practicing with Diandra for about a year now, and the experience has been nothing short of amazing. When I met her, I still considered myself a fledgling yogi, having attended a number of classes, but never settled in with a particular studio or teacher. Diandra has a unique practice that I feel contributes to the Boston yoga community in a invaluable way. Don't be fooled by her spiritually oriented classes, because you still get an amazing body workout!

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Working off the energy of each class, she melds body with mind, offering tension-releasing breathing and movement postures, where you're able to let it all go and experience the beauty of your breath and body in a totally judgement free zone.

She's also wonderful for classes filled with a variety of experience levels. Giving multiple options for poses while still encouraging students to give something like a headstand a try (even if you've never done one before) adds to the warm and welcoming environment of her classes. I feel that my practice has been able to evolve because of the playful and exploratory nature of her teaching style. I'm never bashful of asking questions or giving a new pose a try, because I know she'll be there to offer experienced knowledge and assistance so that I can achieve my full potential as a yoga student.

Diandra and I have gotten to know each other well over this past year, and I can't wait to see where her path in yoga takes her. She will be a great addition to any yoga studio in Boston, and her passion for the practice will prove infectious to anyone who has the pleasure of experiencing her flow.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Perfect blend of sweat and om!

One of the best aspects of class with Diandra is her ability to find a perfect blend of challenging, rigorous flow and deep relaxation. Practicing with Diandra is truly exercise for the mind, body and soul.

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I began practicing with Diandra in February of this year, and was immediately drawn to her warm, welcoming personality. Before class, she asked my name, how long I have been practicing, and what I look for in a good yoga class. She's very good at remembering names and the other little things about people (one week, I came to her with some serious shoulder pain, and she remembered to ask about it to see if I would need modifications the following).

If you want a challenging practice that will both rejuvenate and relax with a sweet, warm personality, Diandra is your girl!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
One of my favorites!

Classes with Diandra are always an enjoyable and invigorating experience. Her classes offer an opportunity to challenge yourself, but to also feel really connected between your mind and body. Diandra is great at setting a fun and playful tone for classes, offering the opportunity to explore different poses in a non-competitive and light hearted manner. Her classes are great for people who look for a challenging, strength-building exercise, but also a safe space to go for an uplifting experience.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
One of my favorite instructors

I've been fortunate to study under Diandra for quite some time and I always find her classes challenging and rewarding. She manages to create an environment of calm and concentration which I greatly appreciate since I take class in the evening after work.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Amazing healing experience

Diandra has a way of putting people at ease both in body, mind, and spirit. Every class with her is a wonderful experience and I leave as if I'm floating on a cloud. She's a perfect instructor if you're looking to either challenge yourself or build a steady practice in a class with a relaxing, supportive, and friendly environment.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
The Best Yoga Instructor I've ever had!

Diandra is an exceptional Yoga Instructor. Her kind, loving, compassionate nature along with her deep knowledge of yoga is beyond anything I've ever experienced. Not only is she an expert at explaining each pose so that I was able to make adjustments in ways I've never been able to before, but she also creates and holds space in such a way that my breathing, my body, and my heart all felt completely aligned...once again in ways I've never before experienced.

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Diandra is extremely passionate about teaching and is equally passionate about her own practice which is another reason why she's an amazing instructor. Diandra walks the walk. She's the yoga instructor that everybody only dreams they could have. If you are fortunate enough to take classes, have private session, or enjoy a retreat with Diandra you will enjoy life changing and enhancing transformation.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
There is something special about Diandra ....

The combination of competence, confidence and caring makes you feel extremely grateful after you have attended her class. Your body feels integrated with your mind and physically stretched and challenged just enough. I have taken her gentle yoga classes but imagine she would be an incredible teacher for all levels.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
My weekly oasis

I find Diandra's classes so rewarding both physicaly and mentally. Her classes feel very flowing and thoughtful, I look forward and enjoy coming every week. I highly recommand joining and experience the movement, the music and the kindness that she brings with her.