Work with Me
In keeping with the Covid_19 Stay At Home order, 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 30 minutes prior to the class start time, and you will be sent the Zoom code to enter into the virtual class.
If you are not a regular A Gentle Way student, and/or have difficulty, or choose not to connect through MindBodyOnline, you may contact me directly for the Zoom access.
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
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, 2020 you’ll receive $100 off.
Wine Down Wednesdays
In February, I was preparing to add Wine Down Wednesdays into my late Spring and Summer schedule. Obviously, the necessity of sheltering at home has made meeting at a winery an impossibility, even with social distancing. Because we are social creatures and crave connection, I thought I’d try out a virtual get together. So on May 20th we had a virtual “Yoga Wine Down”. It was a lot of fun! The post yoga chat was really special!
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 6pm-8pm (PST) I will set up another Zoom session with an hour of yoga, and an hour of sharing and chat, while we sip our favorite beverage in the comfort of our homes. If you are interested, and/or know anyone else who may be, please contact me and we’ll get you set up.
FYI – numerous local wineries, breweries and kombucharies are offering great deals on pick up, or home deliveries. Support our local businesses! Shop local – even (especially) in a pandemic!
We’re hard at work making 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, 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.
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!