Here you will discover the types of yoga taught by Diane.
Restorative yoga uses props (bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, eye bags) to support the body in positions of ease, creating comfort and minimising muscular tension, which in turn helps to relax the nervous system, rest the adrenal glands, fostering a deep sense of physical and mental well being.
In her pregnancy classes, Diane encourages women to find their inner and physical strength and the confidence to believe they can birth their baby in a natural, conscious way.
Fertility yoga is based on gentle flowing hatha yoga movements. These encourage blood flow to the hips and increased circulation and connection to the pelvic area, abdomen and heart. In combination with breath connection, this helps release tension in the mind and body.
Hatha yoga is a broad term for the classical yoga practice which combines yoga asanas (postures) with breath awareness and relaxation. Yoga asanas are often what are most commonly associated with yoga in the west and we can often bring our western sense of goals and aspiration of success to yoga.
'Yoga for birth preparation' classes are tailored for the final stages of pregnancy (from 32 weeks), where what we need most is to quieten the mind, let go of time pressures and constant doing and be in a consciously relaxed state, where we can connect with ourselves, our babies and our inner birthing wisdom.
I have known Diane as a yoga teacher for five years. Her unique style of yoga helped to re-tone and strengthen my body and mind after a tragedy in my life. She is constantly bringing new yoga material to her repertoire by attending innovative seminars herself and is wise beyond her years. Her style of yoga is gentle and dynamic and honed to individual requirements.