Rich in personal history, our central core can be a goldmine for both power and intuition. In this workshop for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and dedicated students, our focus is stability with fluidity – we go deep into intrinsic core muscles while maintaining true sacral alignment. This is key to all health: digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal, emotional. Learn ancient and new pelvic floor and abdominal strengtheners balanced with healing restorative poses. Learn unusual therapeutics for psoas and diaphragm release, and mudra to seal our knowledge. Solo and in partners, we immerse in wise exploration, with renewed health, creative-being, and a balanced core as the goal.
Advanced beginner to experienced yogis will enjoy this thoughtful, effective, but not arduous, workshop. One email follow-up offered with instructor for integrating material. Please bring journal or writing pad.
Diana Tokaji’s most profound training came from decades of solo exploration toward the successful healing of her own disabilities. Her foray was aided by master teachers from the traditions of Siddha Yoga, Integral Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Anusara, and multiple movement styles. A twice-certified yoga therapist, Diana is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist in practice since 1997, and a graduate of the nation's first Master of Science in Yoga Therapy program at Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2015. She has taught yoga for 35 years (E-RYT500 with Yoga Alliance), is a certified teacher of Pilates Mat, a certified trainer of Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater, a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and has ten years of peer counseling experience.
DIANA TOKAJI, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, PRYT, M.Sc. Diana is a writer and performer since 1974 (San Francisco, London, D.C.) and the author of two forthcoming books. A former faculty at Gallaudet University, she offers workshops for health and alternative-health professionals, and for yoga students in greater Washington DC. Diana has been the keynote for conferences of the Washington Psychologists Association, the William Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, The Writer's Center; and a presenter at the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Professional's Conference, The Maryland Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (JLG-RICA) and numerous Yoga Teacher Trainings. In one-on-one yoga therapy with women, Diana partners on a wide range of issues - from musculoskeletal and medical, to support of personal equilibrium and trauma recovery - in tandem with doctors, PT's, or psychotherapists, and with respect to individual alignment, scientific research, and the wisdom of each client.