Yoga Workshops

Partner Yoga Workshop

This is Diane's most popular, most asked for, and best selling workshop. This can also be tailored as a team-building event for corporate facilities.

If you'd like to host Diane's Partner Workshop at your facility, please contact her to reserve a date. 

Shared touch in the form of yoga is similar to a massage. The spirit is revitalized with a gentle touch, the even flow of breath, and the focused attention on one another. Partners of all types work together in maximizing their yoga practice.

Students are asked to come with a boyfriend/girlfriend, family member, best friend or roommate. They will learn how to be there for each other, communicating and supporting one another through yoga poses.

Chosen poses are non-romantic and presented in a respectful way. Students are meant to feel comfortable and confident in working together.

This partner workshop is playful, peaceful, and open to all skill levels.

Duration: 2 hours – can be condensed or extended upon request.
Equipment: 2 yoga mats. Optional props include blankets, blocks, and eye pillows.

Testimonials

"Diane's partner yoga workshop was pure fun. The poses were easily simplified or intensified and very playful. Not to mention the atmosphere was perfect - very relaxed and cheerful. I would most definitely recommend this to couples, friends, siblings - anyone! It is a great way to connect with another person on an entirely different level. Not to mention it was very calming and refreshing" ~ Natasha Woods

"Partner yoga was such a fun and enlightening experience! I have been doing yoga for a couple of years, and I was surprised at how beneficial it is to have a partner during yoga. This was my partner’s very first yoga class and he loved it! Even at our differing yoga levels, poses provided challenge for the both of us, while at the same time allowing my partner and I to support one another in each position" ~ Ashley Pham

"My wife and I attended Diane’s partner yoga workshop. It was a wonderful experience that proved both challenging and relaxing. The instruction allowed persons of all skill level to participate" ~ Don Beisert

 

 

Basic Props Workshop

Props can be extremely helpful in a yoga practice to help deepen or lessen a pose and to help keep the body in proper alignment, thus achieving the full benefit of a pose while avoiding injury. Most students, and teachers, are unaware how to incorporate props into a normal class flow.

Students will explore and learn how to use props in basic class poses and enjoy learning how much more can be achieved through this practice.

This workshop is ideal for all levels of practictioner, especially those with physical limitations or injury. Instructors are also encouraged to attend this workshop in order to maximize their knowledge of pose modifications and variations to use in class.

The student is meant to walk away feeling confident in their ability to use props at their own discretion in their normal yoga practice.

Duration: 2 hours – can be condensed or extended upon request.
Equipment: 1-2 yoga mats, 2 yoga blocks, 1-3 yoga blankets (beach towels also work), 1 yoga strap (a belt or a hand towel will also work). Optional props include eye pillows, bolsters, metal folding chairs, and a bare wall.

Studios may wish to include an optional prop package for their students in the sale price for this workshop. Each student would receive a brand new yoga blanket, strap, and 2 blocks to use in the workshop and then take home with them.

 

Chair Yoga Classes and Workshops - Great for the Office, Students, Beginners to Intermediate, and Limited Mobility

 

Sitting for long periods of time has numerous negative effects on the body. Chair Yoga helps to reverse and prevent these effects and can be done in any environment where you are sitting. Perfect for all levels and body types, especially those with physical limitations.

 

  • Why Do We Need It?

Due to the increasing number of jobs within modern industries, employees are more and more required to sit for prolonged periods of time. This usually continues at home when working at the computer, eating, or watching your favorite shows.

All this sitting has numerous negative effects on the body by slowing down the metabolism, thus causing low energy, weight gain, and circulatory problems. Bad posture causes muscle strain, tightness and a misalignment of the spine.

Chair Yoga is a great way to reverse the negative effects of sitting and to prevent further ones from occurring. It improves circulation, digestion, metabolism, concentration, stretches the muscles, opens the joints and creates a new sense of energy and calm.

 

  • Who Can Do Chair Yoga?

Everyone! Chair Yoga is perfect for all levels and all body types. It is especially beneficial for beginners or those with physical limitations as the chair supports the body in all of the poses.

In many classes, you do not even need to change clothes or bring a mat.

Chair Yoga can be done at the office, at home, on a plane, in a car... anywhere you are sitting!

 

  • What Can I Expect?

  • Classes and Workshops can range anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours in order to fit any scheduling need.
    Participants do not have to wear any special workout clothing, but should dress comfortably. Shoes are not required. Mats and props are optional.
    Chairs must be provided by the hosting facility and should be of the non-rolling variety.
    Sessions begin with focused breathing and gentle movements, gradually working into deeper stretches and exercises, ending with a guided relaxation lasting between 5 and 15 minutes. Participants will leave feeling relaxed, open, and energized.

Price

Price will vary depending upon location, duration, and number of participants. Please contact me for an estimate.

 

 

 

 

 

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Testimonials

Diane's classes are so good, they will make you cry. I did. 

- Kristi Y. - Allen, TX

Diane is my yoga instructor and I recommend she be yours also. Since taking Yoga with Diane I have lost 60 pounds (diet also), cut 20 strokes off of my golf game (without even golfing), increased my income, lowered my cholesterol and too many other things to mention.
She is an awesome teacher. Her style fits anyone. Her yoga form by example is magnificent. Her ease, gentle voice and natural grace make the practice look so easy that she is a joy to follow. Her teaching is enthusiastic, encouraging and caring. She always has time to discuss your practice and share additional tips Take Diane’s classes and you will be more fit, happy, energetic and so much more. Her savasana is enchanting and a treat anyone would enjoy.
I can say I would not be as far in my practice if it was not for Diane. Thanks Di, Namaste

- Kelly G. - Richardson, TX