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Mindful Monday Meditation Sessions

Starting Monday, November, 23, 2020.

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. In those rare months with 5 Mondays there will be an option to pre-pay $20 and get the 5th session free.

All meditation sessions will be via Zoom from 6:30am – 7:00am.  

                                                                                               Gratitude Yoga                                                                                                                                                                                

Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020 9:00-10:15am via ZoomCome share your gratitude and good fortune with other like-minded souls. Since most of us will be at home, take a pause from all of your meal preparations to destress and count your blessings. (Yes, even in 2020!) 

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

A Gentle Way Yoga Center

MONDAYS and THURSDAYS

8:30-9:30am – Traditional With A Twist

12:30-1:30pm – MBS Therapeutic Yoga

TUESDAYS

4:30-5:30pm – Moderate Mixed Hatha

SATURDAYS

8:30-9:30am – Strong and Stable Hatha

10:30-11:30am – MBS Therapeutic Yoga

I teach an eclectic blending of numerous Hatha Yoga styles. I sequence sessions based on the energetic and physical needs of the people in attendance. This free-form style is patterned after my own personal practice and experiences – finding the best poses and focus for any given moment.  

Individuals who best fit my style of group yoga are generally able to freely move throughout their day with relative ease. They enjoy a mixed and diverse sampling of poses and philosophy. Because I offer poses based on who shows up on any given day, my classes are always different. These students are open to, and enjoy, the fluid nature of my style and are willing to experiment with their bodies because they trust that I will not present any situations that might put them in physical or emotional discomfort. I always provide modifications, variations, and the space for participants to give themselves permission to practice at the level that best serves them in any given session. My group classes are appropriate for active people who understand the importance of slowing down a little to remain healthy, as well as for those coming back into wellness.  

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 information as it becomes available.

Come retreat with me in beautiful Montana from September 6-11, 2020 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!

If you register and pay in full by February 29, 2021 you’ll receive $100 off.

Wine Down Wednesdays

 

Because Covid_19 has created so much disruption in our daily lives, and we are social creatures who crave connection, I’ve been offering virtual “Wine Down Wednesday” yoga sessions since May 20th. It has been a lot of fun, and the post yoga chats have been really special.

The next three scheduled sessions are Wednesdays, October 28, 2020; November 18, 2020 and December 2, 2020. Each session runs from 6pm-8pm (PST), and are offered through the Zoom app. The first hour is a practice of relaxing yoga, and the second hour is community time, where we share and chat, as we sip our favorite beverage in the comfort of our homes. 

Each month’s post yoga chat topic is highlighted in my monthly newsletter. Also, please know that you absolutely shouldn’t feel obliged to drink wine. Please feel free to sip anything (with or without alcohol) you enjoy! 

FYI – numerous local wineries, breweries and kombucharies still offer great deals on pick up, or home deliveries. Please support local businesses! 

 

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.

“Diane is the most amazing teacher. I learned so much. Time flew by. I hope I have more opportunities to learn from her in the future.”
Y.F.

Private Sessions

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. They trust that my extensive knowledge of the human body 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 their individual physical, energetic, and emotional needs.

I also provide one-on-one or small group private ‘yoga basics’ sessions to those new to yoga, and 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 offer these private and small group yoga and meditation sessions online, at my home-based yoga studio, or at A Gentle Way Yoga. Please contact me for more information, and so we can find the best fit for you!