Work with Me
Mindful Monday Meditation Sessions
Starting Monday, January 4, 2021.
Begin your week with a centered mind and calm heart! Each half hour session will have a central theme that you can carry with you throughout the day, and into the rest of the week.
Sessions are $5 each. All meditation sessions will be via Zoom from 7:00am – 7:30am. Pacific Standard Time
In keeping with the Covid_19 recommendations, my yoga offerings are currently available online via Zoom.
My regularly scheduled classes with A Gentle Way Yoga Center can be accessed through AGW’s MindBodyOnline link.
Simply go to the link at least 60 minutes prior to the class start time, and you will be sent the Zoom code to enter into the virtual class.
Additionally, if you are interested in online Private Yoga Sessions, please contact me directly and I will happily schedule you in! So far, these sessions have been just as popular as face-to-face sessions!
Weekly Public Yoga Classes
MONDAYS and THURSDAYS
8:30-9:30am – Traditional With A Twist
12:30-1:30pm – MBS Therapeutic Yoga
4:30-5:30pm – MSB Therapeutic Yoga
8:30-9:30am – Strong and Stable Hatha
10:30-11:30am – MBS Therapeutic Yoga
My yoga services include offering an eclectic blending of numerous Hatha Yoga styles. Because I sequence each session based on the energetic and physical needs of the people in attendance, everyone will find they benefit in the way they need most. Additionally, this free-form style is patterned after my own personal practice and experiences, which involves finding and focusing on the best variation of each pose for any given need at any given moment in the practice.
Individuals who best fit my style of group yoga sessions are generally able to move throughout their day with relative ease, and enjoy a mixed and diverse sampling of poses and philosophy. Therefore, I offer poses based on who shows up on any given day, so participants are open to, and willingly experiment with moving their bodies. They trust that I will not offer poses that might put them in physical or emotional discomfort. For example, I always provide a variety of options, and the space for participants to give themselves permission to practice at the level which best serves them. For this reason, my group classes are appropriate for active people who understand the importance of slowing down some to remain healthy, as well as for those coming back into wellness and healing movement practices.
Workshops, Retreats and Miscellaneous Gatherings
Feathered Pipe Retreat
Because of the many changes the world has needed to make due to Covid_19, we have been asked to postpone our retreat from this September to September 2021. While we are disappointed, this may give some of you the opportunity to plan now to join us at the Ranch in 2021. We will post more information as it becomes available.
Come retreat with me in beautiful Montana from September 7-17, 2021 at world renowned Feathered Pipe Ranch. My co-instructor, Lanita Varshell and I will guide you through “the” gentle way of yoga. We will deconstruct traditional asana to fit every body, so that everyone can experience the divine aspects of moving the body in ways that reach down into the soul.
Feathered Pipe Ranch is just outside lovely Helena, Montana and hugs up to the Continental Divide. You’ll not find a more serene, bucolic space like this anywhere else!
Wine Down Wednesdays
Due to Covid_19, our monthly Wine Down Wednesday Yoga sessions were all virtual in 2020. Even online, these sessions were a lot of fun for all who participated! So, let’s continue the new tradition in 2021!
Session run from 6pm-8pm (PST), and are offered through the Zoom app. The first hour is a practice of relaxing, “winding down” yoga, and the second hour is community “hang out” time. We share and chat, as we sip our favorite beverage in the comfort of our homes.
Want to join in for the connections, but not the wine? No worries! You are under NO obligation to drink wine! Please feel free to sip anything (with or without alcohol) you enjoy! Your home – your rules!
Just come in and enjoy the yoga and the community chat time. Upcoming sessions are 3/24; 4/21
Cory Skellabones and I are working on content for new workshops and special classes. The schedule will be posted soon, so check back in! If you have any workshop or class requests, please feel free to let me know! I’m here for you!
If you are interested in hosting Diane through your studio or organization, click below to download a brochure for more information.
In addition to group yoga classes, my services include Yoga Therapy and small group meetings. Those who best connect with my style for yoga and meditation sessions, generally have concerns with specific areas in their physical bodies – most often musculoskeletal in nature. Many come post-rehab to continue their healing process with me. Because of my extensive knowledge of the human body, they trust that I will guide them toward moving with greater ease, confidence, relaxation, and joy, as they transition to more balanced functionality. Through the lens of yoga techniques and philosophies, I offer poses and practices specifically suited for each individuals’ physical, energetic, and emotional needs.
I also provide one-on-one or small group private ‘yoga basics’ sessions to those new to yoga, as well as for those who wish to delve deeper into the wide array of yoga styles and philosophies. These sessions build confidence so everyone feels comfortable practicing further on their own, or within group classes. Each person receives a personalized “take-home” mini-yoga practice they can play with and expand upon based, on their desires.
I currently offer these private and small group yoga and meditation sessions online. Please contact me for more information, and so we can find the best fit for you!