Diane has practiced with Yoga Vie for almost a year. She is very consistent with her yoga practice and takes advantage of almost all the workshops we offer. She has taken our beginner's series Her happy disposition and positive attitude make her an important part of our community. Diane is such an inspiration to the teachers and students at Yoga Vie. She attends class and does what she can; which is A LOT more than most! What we love about Diane is her willingness try anything (she fears nothing!) and her sweet smile that greets us at the door!
We recently sat down with Diane to chat about her yoga journey, and the role yoga has played in her life. Here is what she had to say:
How would you describe yourself as a yogi?
Actually I am a "wanna be" yogi, or a yogi in progress.
How did you find yoga? What was the inspiration?
After I retired at age 61 and had more time for self improvement I decided to try yoga. It really was one of the greatest decisions that I made in my life.
Share with us an interesting fact about yourself.
I am basically a very lazy person. I could sit all day and do nothing, but I don't. I seem to be always on the go, either on the golf course, at Curves, at Yoga Vie or out walking the dogs, sometimes all in one day.
If you were a yoga pose, which one would you be?
I'd be a forward fold, Uttanasana.
What is your FAVORITE yoga pose? Why?
Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I) is my favorite yoga pose, because it makes me feel like a mighty warrior.
How does your practice fit into your everyday life?
It helps me to maintain a positive attitude by remembering to take deep breaths. It also helps me to stay centered physically and mentally.
What's your favorite aspect of Yoga Vie?
Everything is run very efficiently starting with booking classes and being reminded about classes that you have booked. The teachers are very helpful in seeing that you do your poses correctly.
What advice would you offer to a yoga novice?
Try it! You'll love it! The yoga studio is a very safe place where no one judges you. You just do the best you can.