Experience Yoga With Diane
So many different styles of Yoga can make it difficult to know what is yoga and whether it’s for you. Many people are put off by the images of trendy, stick-thin Yogis in designer Lycra, tying themselves in knots or balancing in impossible positions. My Yoga is not like this at all!
Firstly I don’t look like your stereotypical Yoga teacher; I have curves in some of the wrong places. I am passionate about introducing people to yoga for the first time and teaching them to practice safely.
Throughout my Yoga teaching career I’ve worked with mixed ability students where absolute beginners practise alongside experienced Yogis. The biggest challenge is convincing people to ignore the ego wanting us to compete and listen for the quiet signals from the body informing us of when a posture doesn’t suit.
Structure of A Yoga Class
I teach 90-minute classes which start with a quiet, grounding and letting go of the day, leading to preparatory postures to warm up the whole body before working into deeper stretches. I offer a range of variations to ease off the intensity or deepen depending on the individual’s needs.
I finish with a decent length of quieter work with pranayama (breathing) practice or meditation before a good 15-20 minutes of relaxation. This is the most valuable part of the practise as we lead such busy lives we rarely take time to be still and quiet. I get great feedback and requests for audios to listen to at home. (Coming to the website soon. watch this space!).
Yoga Events & Retreats
I have regular Yoga events which allow us to explore more deeply some of the practises we don’t get much chance to experience in the gym classes. I lead Spring and Autumn Yoga weekends in a little hotel on the seafront in Llandudno, North Wales and Yoga Days once or twice a year in Wirral.