Her Journey to the mat came by chance when Diane, a life-long runner, accepted an invitation from her sister-in-law to attend a yoga class. Diane struggled through postures until she discovered the support of breath. Continued practice brought calmness and quietness; she learned patience and self-acceptance. These carry into Diane's interactions with others. She is curious about how yoga presents itself in life off the mat.
Ever a runner and avid walker, when in need of renewal Diane finds a nature trail to wander. She feels most at home "playing in the dirt" in her backyard. Home also means curling up in a blanket cuddling with her two dogs.
Diane teaches yoga to pass along to others the benefits she has gained. She shares the wish John Lennon sings of in "Imagine," that everyone would live as one.
Whether exploring her limitations by trying something new or moving in a familiar way, Sonia seeks to remain aware of where she is and how she feels.
At first, yoga seemed intriguing but intimidating, a little “out there.” Then Sonia found the practice helped her adjust to some life challenges. While the physical postures hooked her, she noticed an emotional shift as well, more easily accepting how things are.
When Sonia prepares to teach, she thinks back on the financial and time constraints she experienced as a single mom and aims to create a meaningful class in which her students experiment and grow.
Eddie and Charlie, her two spoiled Yorkies, inspire Sonia with their unwavering trust that everyone adores them. It’s a lovely way to view the world! Home means planning, planting and tending the garden, curling up with a good book, and spending time with her husband and daughter. Like the yoga studio, home also offers a safe haven during rough times and a place to celebrate good times.