Diane began practicing yoga in 2005. Her practice quickly turned into a passion. She was encouraged by her first mentor, Joyti Crystal, to take teacher training at Starseed Yoga and went on to receive a 200 hour certification in Hatha Yoga in 2008. In 2009, she completed a 30 hour Gentle & Restorative teacher certification from Masala Yoga under the study of Ellen Pfeffer. In 2019, she graduated from a 2-year training program at the Iyengar Institute of Greater New York led by James Murphy. Diane went on to receive her Level 1 Iyengar Yoga teaching certification.
Diane discovered Iyengar yoga from her teacher of over 10 years, Lisa Rotell, who became her mentor and will always be her inspiration. It was in the very first class that she felt the expansive space that invigorates the body as well as the grounding she feels when she practices the Iyengar method. It is at the Iyengar Institute that she is grateful to have found her current teacher and mentor, Naghmeh Ahi, who she has been studying with ever since.