After dabbling in meditation with a bit of yoga since the 1990s, in 2007 Diana became a serious student of yoga to help support herself through an injury and manage the stresses of her job. Yoga has helped to build Diana’s confidence, gain strength in body and mind, enhance resilience, and provide a place to let go of the daily stresses. Yoga is a passion that she enjoy sharing with others.

Diana has been enjoying teaching yoga since November 2015 first as a student-teacher then as a qualified instructor since July 2016. She later went on to complete her Yoga Therapy Diploma in April 2019 from Yogacampus and is now registered with the UK Complimentary and Natural Health Care Council as a Yoga Therapist. More recently she complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher Training through Mindfulness UK. Diana has a gentle, non-dogmatic approach to meeting people where they are and working alongside them to enhance their physical and mental well-being.

Diana continues her learning with her primary teacher, Lisa Kaley-Isley. Diana believes that she always is learning and is a student, too! One of the reasons she is drawn to yoga.

For extra fun she enjoys gardening, walks in nature, and cooking tasty meals and treats!

When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

— John Lennon

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“The main reason I come to yoga is that I find it a fantastic way to switch off. My mind becomes so focused on my own body and breath. I spend a great deal of my time focused on other people, it’s one of the rare moments in my week that I “give back to myself”. It’s especially demanding teaching children so young who need my constant attention so it’s a lovely change of pace. “
The thing that’s surprised me the most is how I’ve discovered yoga really is a mind, body and soul exercise. Although I’ve been doing it off and on for years I’ve never really appreciated that fact. Whilst my body is pretty much as flabby as ever my soul and mind feel far lighter as a result of doing yoga regularly and l have come to appreciate that in equal measure, if not more so, than a super toned body. I always find I become so relaxed when I go into savasana that when class is over I feel reborn!”

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“I came to a yoga class initially for physical health reasons as I wanted to retain as much suppleness & flexibility as I could as I aged. I had a demanding job and many other commitments  & my weekly class was something for me. However what I’ve learned over the years is that my yoga practice is so much more than physical  postures- the importance of the breathing techniques, the meditation & the mind are all part of it. It has also helped me to relax with all the inevitable ups and downs of life. I miss the class & its benefits if I am unable to attend.
Yoga is part of who I am and I can’t imagine life without it.”

Unwind and Rejuvenate Hatha Yoga Student