Yin Yoga, Relaxation, & Healing – LIVE ONLINE, INTERACTIVE with Diana Ho
Thursdays 7:00 – 8:15 pm (HST)
Started September 3, 2020Sign up now!
Diana blends her Traditional Chinese Medicine background into a 75 minute Yin yoga class focusing on the meridians of the body. We hold poses anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes, targeting connective tissues, ligaments and joints along the meridians. As we move qi (life force energy) and blood, we prevent stagnation, promoting the free flow of energy throughout the body. Using props, we find a healthy level of pressure in the poses. Throughout class, we discover the anatomy of emotion, how we can heal ourselves through breath work, static poses, and guided acupressure.
Equipment for class: 2 or more blocks, pillows/or bolster, and yoga strap or towel.
Diana is an Oahu-based yoga instructor whose practice is inspired by her trainings and time living in San Francisco, New York, and Bali. After working for over 15 years in the fast-paced fashion industry, Diana returns home to realign to her life’s work of being in service – as a yoga instructor and professional herbalist. As an herbalist, Diana grounds her yoga teaching of movement, mantra, and breath work, with the ancient, holistic “whole-body” healing systems of Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda – traditions which go back over thousands of years. She effectively incorporates movement, breath, Bhakti song and chant to release trauma, grief, and anxiety stored in our physical bodies.
Yoga is medicine, and our bodies have an innate ability to heal themselves when we unite the mind and body. While surging, Diana finds herself linked in devotion to the great Universe and the Divine, discovering in the constantly changing tides and moon cycles that we are a small part of something far bigger than ourselves. Surfing and yoga have always offered her this single pointed focus, Oneness, presence and meditative quality.
Diana’s classes challenge you physically, and invite you to soften, create openings and intuitive flow states for healing, new beginnings, and creativity. Our life can flow effortlessly when we step out of the way and surrender to that which cannot be explained in our analytical minds.
Continually cycling from student to teacher and back to student, Diana offers gratitude to the teachers who have influenced her practice:
2012 Yoga Works Bali 200 hour teacher training Teachers: Alicia Chung and Oliver Reinsch
2013 OnBoard SUP Yoga 30 hours Teacher: Leigh Claxton
2019 Janet Stone Yoga 300 hour teacher training Teachers: Janet Stone, Harvey Deutch, Nat Kendall, Sita Devi, Girish, and Mark Haviland
East West School of Planetary Herbology: Michael and Lesley Tierra combining Western Herbology, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)