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Diane C. Patient Expert

Setauket, New York
I used to avoid gymnastics in gym class and now I stand on my head every day! I'm a passionate student of yoga and yoga therapist who loves all things yoga and does my best to live the lessons learned on my yoga mat out into the world. I'm a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, Therapeutic... Full Bio
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The Future of Yoga Summit by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Next week kicks off an online summit in which 20 yoga luminaries will share what's happening in the world of yoga and where it's headed. The Future of Yoga Summit is tak ... Read on »
Bringing the Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research Home by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Last month the Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR) took place in Austin, TX. If you weren't able to attend, you can purchase recordings of the individual pres ... Read on »
The Busyness Habit by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga If I've learned one thing about myself it's that I do things in my own time. It doesn't matter what others say or what a schedule says or the dictates of Father Time -- ... Read on »
Online Yoga Seminar: Dimensions of Yoga and Its Dynamics by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Last week the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram and MOP Vaishnav College for Women joined together to offer a national seminar on Dimensions of Yoga and Its Dynamics. The b ... Read on »
Being Scentsitive by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I don't have any earth shattering wisdom or yoga philosophy to share today. Nope, today is all about the practical. You see, I practice yoga at home. Have done so for ye ... Read on »
Parts of the Whole by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Often people are compared to onions because they share a similarity (no, not odor) -- multiple layers. This is one of the reasons that it can be fun to get to know other ... Read on »
Striving and Addiction by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's said that everyone has a vice. The thing I wonder is: if the habit is socially acceptable then is it viewed as a vice? Take drinking, for instance. Does anyone rais ... Read on »
The Slow it Down (way down) Challenge by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Call me a yoga geek, but I just love to experiment using my body as a laboratory (insert evil scientist laugh here). This past week I've switched things up by splitting ... Read on »
Getting the Support You Need by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga These last few months have taught me a much-needed lesson in support. When one is embarking on new endeavors, making a lifestyle change, or undertaking just about any pr ... Read on »
It All Comes Back to You by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I was browsing through the headlines on my tablet the other day when I saw a headline that included the phrase semi-happy marriage . I didn't even click on the article - ... Read on »
Accepting it All by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Yesterday I had one of those days when I just didn't like how I was showing up -- on and off the mat. As if judging myself over how I was being wasn't enough, I compound ... Read on »
The Power of Music by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I'm a fan of live music. In these past few months alone, I've been to a kirtan and a few concerts. I don't listen to music while practicing yoga (although every now and ... Read on »
Life in the Slow Lane by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "Life in the fast lane  Surely make you lose your mind  Life in the fast lane, everything all the time  Life in the fast lane, uh huh  Blowin' and burnin', blinde ... Read on »
J. Brown: Simple Perfection by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Years ago, a teacher I was studying with spoke about the need to practice a style of yoga that didn't reinforce your current tendencies. The idea was to have a practice ... Read on »
Healing Trauma by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Outside of having two near miss (and by near miss, I mean miraculously getting out of the car without injury being grateful -- and wholly surprised -- to be alive) car a ... Read on »
It's Your Choice by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk abo ... Read on »
On Self Care: Your Body by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I am not a runner (unless someone is chasing me) but I remember a conversation with one in which he said that runner's take extra special care of their feet (he went on ... Read on »
Om Sweet Om by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga When it comes to working out and/or practicing yoga, I'm definitely a homebody. I like to practice when I feel moved to do so (as opposed to studio or gym hours) and I d ... Read on »
Does it Bring You Alive? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "Sometimes, in order to know what love is, we need to experience what it is not."  --DD   Last night I was struck with the strong desire to do a little Spr ... Read on »
Says Who? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Ah, the "dirty" confessions of yoga teachers... A few fellow teachers and I recently had a discussion in which a few admissions came out. One teacher admitted that s ... Read on »