Although all yoga is potentially therapeutic and healing, yoga therapy is designed to bring complete balance to the body. It is a specific application of yogic tools—postures/exercises, breathwork, meditation techniques, and more.
Yoga therapy is a therapeutic approach that looks at an individual's health in a holistic manner, recognizing that physical ailments also have emotional, mental, and spiritual components. Yoga therapists design a unique yoga program to address a client’s mental, emotional, or physical discomforts brought on by misalignment, injury, or illness.
More than a typical yoga class, where the teacher guides a group of students through a practice, a yoga therapy session is focused on just one person—you. The practitioner is there to assess your unique imbalances and then can create an adaptive yoga program to bring your body back into harmony. Through incorporating safe movement, breathing exercises, meditation and mindfulness practices, the body’s own innate intelligence becomes an integral part of the healing process. This modality has the potential to alleviate pain and discomfort and can be particularly effective for treating body-focused conditions, caused by chronic pain, stress, or trauma that has been stored in the body.
Diane is certified with The International Association of Yoga Therapists and a Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach & Educator. She is also a creative healer, ascension guide and artist, and accesses chakra color consciousness and love light language as part of the healing processes. Loving yoga since 2000 has brought her into the healing arts of Reflexology, Reiki, Yoga, & holistic health & nutrition. The joy of becoming a Yoga Therapist working on the deeper levels of the individual to bring about optimal health with a holistic lifestyle is a great joy. Teaching since 2004 at a hospital and various studios as well as children with Autism, women's shelters and private 1-1 clientele, it is her passion to serve and help people to heal and feel uplifted.