Yoga And Meditation Training

Yoga And Meditation Training

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4 years in business

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I am a certified vinyasa teacher with many years of practice in other yoga forms, so I am able to create a personal practice to meet your goals, level of experience and age.  I can have single students in my home studio in York, PA or will travel up to 50 miles to you.  I've also been trained in meditation practice and can work with you on several forms of meditation until you find your way to your perfect meditation style.  I am a Professor Emeritus from Towson University in the Performing Arts field with over 25 years total university teaching experience, and have taught large and small classes, in private fitness clubs, and to individuals and families.

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West York, PA 17404
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  • Barry Smith

    Diane is a wonderful teacher in all areas. She meets you right where you are in body/mind awareness in every subject she teaches. For me, as one of her college students, I can say also that she becomes a mentor to so many of her students. I can't recommend her highly enough.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I take my work directly from where the student/s re.  Therefore I usually begin with some questions about their experiences, goals, expectations and, if any, physical difficulties.  From there we wade gently into the practice to see how the student actually sits in their own body/mind practice.  By the end of the first assessment session, subsequent sessions may be based on the edge of the students' capabilities and grow from there.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a RT 200 Vinyasa certified teacher.

I hold a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre

I am a level 3 certified Reiki practitioner

I have been teaching for 25 years at various universities here and in 7 foreign countries

I an a Professor Emeritus at Towson University

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Some small differences in price may depend on the distance I must commute to the student, as well as number of students, my starting rate is $90 per hour (1 1/2 hour sessions are also available starting at $135 per session.

How did you get started teaching?

Out of my professional acting and directing work in San Diego I was hired by the California Young Playwrights Association as a K-12 teacher, I received an Artist in Residence grant at a Magnet school in northern San Diego to create a Theatre program for K-6 ESL students.  I've worked at San Diego State, Korean National University of the Arts, in juvenile detention centers, teenage oncology wards and the Kumeyaay Native American reservations emergency youth shelters.  From there I moved back East and started adjunct, and then tenured universities.

What types of students have you worked with?

All age ranges, from 5-70 years of age.  All capabilities from novice through expert, and in international festivals and conferences as well as mainly at college-level screened BFA acting students, as well as teaching yoga at fitness clubs.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

2 particular students stand out: 2 mid-aged men.  One is a novice in yoga who meets me in my home studio and has goals of increased flexibility, balance and strength.  The other gentleman is a meditation student in Baltimore who takes 90 minute sessions.  He has a past practice of yoga and meditation, but feels he needs the structure of regular guided sessions of various types of meditation in order to create a more structured and personalized home practice.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure any yoga teacher is certified through a reputable teacher training program.  Don't be afraid to ask questions of the teacher.  Ask about their teaching experiences, as well as what this person has done to maintain their expertise in the areas you're interested in.  Read the teacher's complete profile -- make sure it's a good fit for you.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

See above.