Diane was born in Frankfurt, Germany then moved to the island of St. Lucia in the West Indies. After her parents divorced, she and her siblings were raised by her mother and her family whose ancestors are from Uttar Pradesh, India. She credits her love of making everything from toothpaste, hybrid yoga poses, homemade gifts and cooking plant-based creations to her coming home to her grandparents’ ways. She moved to the United States in the early eighties and later married her high school sweetheart and worked in politics then social services with adults with disabilities. She began to practice yoga in her early 30’s. When her third child began the long journey of health and developmental challenges, she increased her home yoga practice to six days a week. She deepened beyond a physical practice by reading voraciously about yoga and studying yogic texts. She is a 500-hour RYT who is learning Sanskrit and studies senior yoga, yoga for healing and the immune system, in continuing education accredited Yoga Alliance courses.
She has practiced and lovingly studied a wide range of styles to include Chair, Hatha, Yin, Bikram and Ashtanga but found it most effective to create many hybrid styles to meet the needs of her students. Though inversions, arm balances, and vinyasa yoga are all part of her steady practice, she has spent most of the last 6 years teaching yoga to individuals seeking a new path to heal their physical issues, helping them become more connected to their bodies in private and corporate sessions.