Diane Kovanda

Yoga Teachers

  • Beginner’s Hatha Yoga

    Temporarily n/a

Diane Kovanda

M. Ed., E-RYT 500

A holistic health practitioner and educator, Diane has been practicing hatha yoga for over 25 years. She is the founder and director of training at Kind Yoga School. The curriculum at Kind Yoga School is based in Hatha Yoga with a focus on ahimsa and karuna, which cultivates a profound respect and compassion for the self and others.  Diane is also the co-founder of The Calm Warrior Training Inc., providing criminal justice professionals with stress reduction and decompression tactics. For more information visit:  www.CalmWarrior.com

Diane’s teaching of yoga is deeply informed by her own longtime practice of mindfulness. Since 1985, Diane has been inspired by her studies of yoga with Callie Lewis Tyber and at Kripalu Center. Diane is certified in Kripalu Yoga, assists with yoga teacher certification at Kripalu, along with facilitating the Calm Warrior program which is open to anyone dealing with stress.

Diane has an extensive background in body/mind approaches to wellness including training in mind/body medicine with Herbert Benson, MD at Mind Body Medical Institute, a license in therapeutic bodywork, and training in mindfulness, meditation and stress management. She continues to deepen her understanding of yoga through ongoing practice and study.

Diane has a relaxed, informal teaching style that puts students at ease. Her classes are informative, safe, fun, and relaxing.  Diverse studies have shaped her own unique style of teaching which deeply honors the wisdom of the body and the uniqueness of each indivdual. Diane is a Professional Level registered yoga teacher with the National Yoga Alliance – E-RYT 500. She also speaks fluent Czech. Diane’s favorite pastime is walking in the woods or on the beach with her dog Tara.

For more information about Diane's Kind Yoga Teacher Training program, please go to the "yoga" tab on this website, or visit :  www.kindyoga.com