Diane (she/her) has practiced yoga for 45 years. She discovered yoga and found that it helped with the delivery of her second child. After that eye-opening experience, she took teacher training through the Solar Yoga Center of St. Louisand has taught yoga through the same organization for 43 years. She is a retired Registered Nurse, a retired public school teacher (Kindergarten, music, deaf education), & a secretary. She is a member of Yoga Alliance as a teacher and of the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America. She continues to update her yoga training through workshops and ashram retreats. Now her focus is on practices for good health, flexibility and increased energy. Her influences have been through Serge Renauld de la Ferriere who studied in India before starting his own yoga and Initiatic practice.
Monica (she/her) was born in Mexico, and moved to St. Louis in 1999. She began practicing yoga in 2006. She has completed the Solar Yoga Teacher Training, as well as an additional 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification course with West-East Naturos Yoga Teacher Training. Monica teaches her Wednesday class in Spanish and her Sunday class in English. Her classes are energetic with balanced poses that flow from one asana to the next, focusing on the connection between the mind, the body, and the spirit.
Monica C. (she/her) has been teaching yoga for 8 years. She earned her 200 hour training at Miami University of Ohio while completing her Bachelors of Psychology, and moved to St. Louis in 2017 to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Washington University. She has worked in gym, studio, and clinical settings including a binge eating disorder treatment facility. She works as a physical therapist at Washington University, specifically with the older population, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with neurological disorders. She cares about the decolonization of yoga and appreciating this ancient Indian spiritual practice that goes much beyond the asana.
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