“I consider myself fortunate in many ways to have had the opportunity to be initiated into Yoga by Diane Smith. Her clear instructions, demonstrations, explanations and personal attention speaks volumes of her passionate commitment to Yoga. Her gentle approach and practical guidance has encouraged me to practice Yoga ever after as a way of life for quality living, good health and happiness. The Yoga sessions with her has improved my back and knee pain. They have helped me to understand myself better – both physically and psychologically. Thank you Diane for being such a patient Yoga teacher!”
Bhaarati Silawal-Giri, Kathmandu, Nepal
"I feel lucky to have found Diane Smith as my yoga teacher in my later life. She is finely tuned to specific individual needs, providing personal support during group sessions. I completely trust her wisdom, experience, and compassionate way of teaching yoga to beginners and advanced practitioners alike."
Rita Thapa, Tewa, Kathmandu, Nepal
Diane has a simple and very motivating teaching style that has led me to engage more proactively in the process of Yoga. I am grateful for her patience and perseverance in effectively teaching Yoga to diverse students in the context of a ten day Yoga retreat.
Susan Rajal, Nepal
I have just completed a ten day Yoga retreat in Katmandu Nepal with Diane as our Yoga teacher. Throughout the course which was tapered to suit all levels of Yoga experience, we focused on Meditation, the Breath, and vital Yoga. Diane as a teacher is unsurpassed. I have been practising Yoga for many years and her ability to treat each member of our group as valued and loved is delightful. We are all different and our bodies show this, her encouragement and depth of knowledge made the classes comfortable, relaxed, informative and fun! Her intrinsic wisdom and love of this ancient practice lifted us all to much needed replenishment of body and soul. Thank you Diane.
Monica, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
A creative being, a creative thinker. Chelka is an intrepid adventurer into life, art, relationships, travel and the world of sound and its potential for healing/facilitating change/increasing self-knowledge. Her introduction to this field came towards the end of her degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine when a friend demonstrated the application of therapeutic tuning forks as an alternative to needles in the stimulation of the acupuncture points and meridian system. This resonated strongly! After a year of incorporating the tuning forks into her acupuncture practice, she wanted a more complete understanding of how and why they work and therefore attended an intensive training with the Globe Institute of Sound and Consciousness in San Francisco.