Vinyasa Bhakti Flow Yoga – LIVE ONLINE, INTERACTIVE with Diana Ho
Wednesday 5:45 – 7:00 pm (HST)
Starts August 19, 2020Sign up now!
75 minutes of Vinyasa flow inspired by the loving and devotional practice of bhakti. All the traditional practices of Vinyasa yoga flow through breath and movement, to connect the mind and spirit to body. Diana creatively sequences movement to release from any pain and trauma stored in our physical bodies, so that we may gain greater access to our own loving devotional practices, or our sense of purpose, both on and off the mat. As the path of devotion, bhakti is the heart’s reach towards the Divine – divine love, divine power, grace – however we may conceive of it.
Diana provides monthly themes around a classical deity as an archetype for the human condition, allowing us to see more clearly both our shadow nature and ourselves as beings of light with the opportunity to heal, giving and receiving love. We open and close class with sacred texts, mantra, or invocation to deities with the sweet sounds of the harmonium, calling out to our higher selves.
All levels welcome.
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. As a surfer, Diana yokes herself in devotion to the great Universe and the Divine, finding that 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).
Instructions for getting to the online class:
- Kindly sign up for your live online class at https://www.stillandmovingcenter.com/schedule/ . One hour before class, our desk staff will email you a link to your class on Zoom.
- Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-7 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are new to Zoom.
- Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.