It was Diane’s own, personal, journey towards physical and emotional healing that has led her to combine yoga philosophy, spirituality, conscious breath-work, and alignment based asana; to develop a practice that focuses on tapping into the ‘wisdom of the body’ in order to promote healing from the inside out.
Diane firmly believes that when the body is properly aligned, it knows how to heal itself, and that we greatly underestimate our body’s regenerative power – it is a brilliant and magnificent machine, and it is smarter than you or I. We just have to get still enough to listen to the stories our body whispers to us. The body knows, it is our internal GPS – it will naturally resist what is harmful to us, and move toward what is helpful. It has long been known in natural medicinal circles that it is possible to ‘muscle-test’ whether a substance will help or harm our bodies. That inner-knowing, that innate knowledge, is your spirit and your connection to divine wisdom, to the God of your understanding.
The reverence for the inherent wisdom of the body, combined with our thought-patterns, is what makes meditation and asana such important practices – it’s the slowing down and being really present in our bodies that brings awareness, and allows room for healing to occur. Drawing from the teachings of Louise Hay: “all illness in the body comes from either fear or anger” and Carolyn Myss; “Our biography, becomes our biology.” – Diane teaches that every experience we have in life gets stored in our cellular memory, and that the cells in our bodies react to everything that our minds say, negativity actually weakens your immune system.
The practice of asana (the physical postures of yoga) creates tension in the body, in order to release tension, the application of the breath allows us to remain in those uncomfortable postures without reacting – making us less reactive off the mat as well. When we react, we engage our sympathetic nervous system, putting us in ‘fight or flight” mode: effectively raising our cortisol levels and fatiguing our adrenal glands. In the practice of yoga we learn to choose our thoughts, like we choose our clothes for work in the morning.
With her authentic, heart-centered and joyful teaching style; Diane can teach you how to listen to the knowledge that lives within you, and transcend the painful emotions and limiting beliefs that often get held in the body – allowing
you to live to your highest potential, and lead a more abundant and inspired life!