Diana is an expert in the field of yoga, and complementary herbal medicines. She has dedicated the last 30 years studying yoga philosophy and Native American herbs. Her credentials are as an E-RYT 500 (Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher) and CYT (Certified Yoga Therapist). Diana’s system of yoga is KaliRay TriYoga. She has studied with Yogini Kali Ray “Kaliji” for 18 years is certified from Basics to Level 2. After selling her love “Inner Spirit Yoga Center” she turned her attention and yoga teachings to the women in the breast cancer community. As founder of Breast Cancer Yoga, and as a survivor Diana wants to make a difference and offer hope, health and support.
Diana’s yoga teachings allowed her the following “Certifications of Completion”: Yoga Flow Prasara, Subtle Anatomy, PranaVidja, Philosophy of Yoga Principles, Nada Yoga, Chanting, Vegan Life Styles, Yoga Sutras, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy of Yoga, Yoga Therapy Study, Basic Anatomy and Physiology Applications in Yoga and Therapeutic Principles of Alignment, Reading the Body, Chakra System, Study of Injuries, Conditions of Prevention, Yoga Therapy Techniques and KRIYA Yoga.
Her studies with botanicals allowed her the following “Certificates of Completion”: Therapeutic Botanicals in Medicinal Herbalism, Native American Herbs, Herbalism 5 Phase Theory, Medicine Making in Native American Herbs, and TCM-Traditional Chinese Medicines. Her primary Master Herbalist is Patricia Howell as well as David Hoffman, Michael Tierra, David Winston, Susan Weed and many others. Plants are one of her main passions.
She has traveled to India several times with Sat guru, Sri Kaliji – 2006, 2010-11, and has studied with the following Yoga Masters: Richard Freeman, Beryl Bender Birch, Dave Swenson, Bikram, John Friend, Dharma Mitra, Cindi Lee, Gabrielle Halprin, Mr. TKV Desikachar, Rodney Yee, Siva Rea, Joan White, Judith Lasater, Edwin Bryant, Marcia Monroe, Patricia Walden, Kofi, Jillian Pransky, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D and many others.
Diana graduated from the State University of New York in Brockport. She received a BS in Physical Education and Health Science as well as a BS in Holistic Health Studies. Graduating with a 3.5 from 1978 – 1981. Diana was on the college’s Swim Team, and also enjoyed Racquet Ball and taught yoga.