Diane has been teaching yoga professionally for 10 years, and practicing for 12 – her niche has been working with professional athletes, NHL and NFL inclusive, to prevent injury and promote longevity. Diane’s impressive resume is littered with consistent study under some of the world’s greatest teachers: Judith Lasater, Seane Corn, Ted Grand, Jessica Robertson, John Friend, Sianna Sherman and Michael Stone.
One of the first generation of Modo/Moksha teachers, and highly respected as a true “teachers’ teacher”; Diane has been certified in four different styles of yoga and also teaches Restorative, Vinyasa, Yin, Power and Anusara-Inspired.
A lifelong athlete, Diane was brought to her first hot yoga class in order to rehabilitate a knee injury. It only took one class for her to realize the multiplicity of benefits to the mind, body and spirit provided by the practice of Asana. As a certified personal trainer, Diane advocates the complimentary effects of a regular yoga practice to athletes from all disciplines.
Diane’s journey towards the yogic path was by no means a straight one. Never feeling ‘quite right’ in the corporate world, Diane spent most of her 20’s studying, she holds a B.A. in International Politics, a Diploma in Business-Marketing and minors in Philosophy and Religious Studies.
Yoga gave Diane the insight and inspiration necessary to leave the corporate world behind, where she worked as a marketing manager in the promotional industry and pursue work that she truly loves, as a teacher, mentor and speaker of yoga and mindfulness. Diane travelled to Hawaii, where she completed the five week intensive portion of Moksha’s 500 hour teacher certification program. Diane has since continued her exploration with the study of Anusara yoga, under Naime Jezzeny, Sue Elkind, Sianna Sherman, and John Friend in Miami Florida. Diane is also certified to teach Restorative Yoga, having studied under Judith Lasater in California, and has been continuing her studies of Astanga and Yoga philosophy under Michael Stone. Most recently, Diane has committed to wrapping her arms and mind around Vinyasa, studying under Seane Corn.
Having recognized Diane’s commitment to upholding the integrity of practice and strong leadership skills, Modo/Moksha Yoga International hired her on as a professional mentor to guide the next generation of new teachers.
Diane is an alumni ambassador for Lululemon, as they both recognize and appreciate her heart-centered and joyful teaching style. Diane has gained a solid reputation throughout the industry as a consummate professional, who is always’ raising the bar’ for excellence in her field. Having made yoga her life’s work, Diane really feels as though she has finally come home after years of searching: as yoga combines her two lifelong loves of physical fitness and the ongoing study of philosophy and spirituality.