About

Nara Japan

Diana originally commenced yoga as a conscious choice to change her life in her early 20’s and to also overcome a back problem of scoliosis. The inspiration of her first yoga teacher Margaret North and the powerful transformation of self practice motivated Diana to study and become a yoga teacher with IYTA 1983.
She then went on to study with BKS Iyengar, Andrea Van Lysebeth, Lilas Folan, Donna Farhi, Angela Farmer, Mark Whitwell, Eve Gryzbowski, Mansukh Patel, Chris Barrington, Anita Goswami, Simon Borg-Olivier, Shandor Remete and Annabel McLisky.

After graduating as a yoga teacher Diana had the good fortune to meet and study Shiatsu and oriental bodywork with senior teachers from Japan such as Hirotoshi Sakai, Masako Kuneno and Mareko Kasugai.

In 1985 Diana joined with Senior Oki Yoga teachers from Japan to open the OKi Do Yoga Centre in McMahons Point, Sydney. Diana taught Hatha Yoga at the Dojo for two years until the Dojo became North Sydney Yoga & Natural Health Centre with Diana as the principal Yoga teacher and director. From 1985-1993 Diana also taught extensively throughout Sydney in schools, colleges, universities, hospitals and the corporate sector.

Diana is course designer and author of the yoga teaching curriculum CALM FOR KIDS (Brisbane) in which she included a culmination of her years of yoga teaching and experience of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help improve the physical, mental and emotional well being of children from preschool to high school ages.

Since moving to Mullumbimby, northern NSW in 1993 she has conducted classes in Byron Bay & Mullumbimby.

In 1997 she established The Yellow Church Yoga & Natural Health Centre where she continues to conduct classes in Hatha Yoga. Since the sale of the Yellow Church in January 2016 Diana is now offering an alternative venue for healing at Mullum Shala for Dru, Hatha, Remedial Massage and Shiatsu Therapy. These sessions are by appointment only.

She also shares her love of gardening and travelling the world with her beloved husband Nick.