Hi! My name is Diana. I am a certified yoga and qigong teacher – holding a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certification after studying with Ruth White, who was personally taught by BKS Iyengar.
Since 2008, I have studied yoga, pranayama and meditation with highly respected Iyengar, Krishnamacharya and somatic yoga teachers in London and California. I’ve also completed courses with visiting international teachers and continue to study under the mentorship of respected Yoga teachers in London. I am also certified to teach Yoga Nidra for insomnia, stress and anxiety.
I completed a teacher’s training course in Stott Pilates and am a certified Barre instructor– a full body workout which combines yoga, pilates and the Lotte Berk Method to sculpt, strengthen and tone. So, you’re in good hands.
I completed 100-hours of instruction in Yoga Nidra Practice and Teaching. I achieved a Distinction. I was assessed by Jane Mackarness, Teacher of Principle Classical Yoga UK.
I achieved certification as a qualified Qigong Foundation Practices Instructor on 14th July 2020. I was assessed by Long White Cloud Qigong.
I have also completed 500-hours of instruction and practice of Karuna Yoga Teacher Training.
My Vision & Mission
Besides Qigong, I teach Somatic and Hatha Yoga – which emphasises physical alignment and breathing work to achieve an equilibrium between the mind, body and the universe. Somatic yoga is a blend of slow yoga and somatic movements to increase mind/body awareness through breath and movement with an emphasis on relieving chronically tight muscles and improve flexibility . Some of my classes are more Yin in style (where there are fewer and more restorative poses) and others are a faster paced combination of Yang/Vinyasa Flow and Yin poses.
I believe the purpose of Yoga is to enhance the union between mind, breath and body in order to find a greater sense of peace, health and happiness in life off the mat.
Finding the balance between a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual experience in each class, regardless of the style, allows a person to release tension and trauma and build strength with serenity in this crazy, beautiful, mad world we live in.
“The best Yoga class around! I love it! Diana is so knowledgeable and patient. She holds the class in her large, open-plan loft room which is perfect and you have the option to Pay as you go or book/pay online.”
“Diana’s class is the best yoga class I have been too. This is due to Diana as a teacher, the class is relaxing and full filling. Each class is slightly different and is adapted to the pupils who attend. Diana has a wealth of knowledge and shares this through out the class. “
“Diana’s classes are excellent. She’s a very good teacher and always keen to adapt exercises to those in the class.”
“Hi Diana – I am so enjoying your classes. They are fantastic. Many thanks.”
“Diana is a great Yoga enthusiast, teacher and communicator. As a Yoga novice I have learnt so much about the balance of the body and mind during her classes and well as now being able to touch my toes!. The pace and individual attention is outstanding and would wholeheartedly recommend her class.”
“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend anyone to join Diana’s yoga classes. Being a regular runner and cyclist it is lovely to take the time to slow down the pace of my usual exercise routine and gently stretch the muscles that have been doing lots of the hard work during the week. It is one of the highlights of my week – I love it!”
“This is a delightful class – with an excellent, careful and intuitive teacher. Diana ensures that we all have a good stretch, exercise all our muscles and come out feeling 2 inches taller than when we arrived. What more could one ask?”