WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY
Yoga Therapy is a holistic movement practice to support your ultimate body/mind/spirit wellbeing!
Focused on your individual needs and healing; using posture, breath, mindfulness and corrective influences to bring ourselves back from injury, pain, mental or emotional imbalances.
Used as a preventative measure, a restorative practice, palliatively and as a curative.
Private Yoga Therapy
One one one personalized yoga therapy with Diane Seamark.
See below for full bio and certification.
SADOHANA DOJO VANCOUVER
SUITE 101-3570 E. HASTINGS ST.
New to Yoga Therapy? What to Expect.
Whether in a group or one-on-one setting, you can expect the following:
- Check in to identify areas of focus
- Prioritize learning outcomes/ alleviating symptoms
- Begin to explore range of movement exercises
- Emphasize the relationship of the breath and the spine.
- Encouraging prompts to explore how your body moves
- Detailed instruction to address misalignment, strengthen/tone targeted areas and strategies to alleviate pain
- Receive detailed assistance getting into and staying in certain poses.
- Explore the quality and directions of your mind
- Learn what to avoid/ protect with caution in your movements and body mind.
- Create a follow up plan
Diane Seamark, Yoga Therapist, 5th Degree Black Belt JuJutsu
Diane has a genuine love for sharing Yoga and Budo having compiled in excess of 2500 teaching hours.
She believes that personal practice and study is vital to being a good teacher. Given her wealth of expertise in Yoga and Budo, she deftly applies these traditions to her students with compassion and enthusiasm.
In Yoga Therapy, Diane takes great pride in her ability to deconstruct any pose to suit an individual, she understands that to heal the body one must explore habitual holding patterns, breath restrictions, misalignment and limiting self talk in the body mind.
Training in Eastern Arts since 1996, Diane has had her whole transformed by these practices and has applied these teachings to heal herself.
Having rehabilitated herself from 4 herniated discs, managing endometriosis since her teens and having a full term pregnancy and natural delivery of twins, she is well versed in overcoming chronic pain, nerve damage, autoimmune dysfunction and adapting to change!!
In Budo, Diane holds the proud title of being the 1st Female 5th Degree Black Belt in KoKoDo JuJutsu in Canada.
She loves to bring her femininity to the primarily male dominated world of martial arts and is constantly inspired to teach other women the arts of personal protection and how to cultivate a 'safety state of mind'.
It is rare to find a teacher who is so accomplished in both arts of healing and self defence.
Diane would love to hear your story and offer her guidance to help you attain your healing goals.
1996 Registered Nursing Attendant, Calgary AB
1998 Certified Ashtanga Teacher, San Francisco, CA
1999 Certified Pre & Post Natal Yoga Teacher, Vancouver BC
2002 Certified Shiatsu Practitioner, Vancouver BC
2010 Certified Yoga Therapist, Vancouver BC
2010 1st Degree KoKoDo JuJutsu Black Belt
2012 2nd Degree KoKoDo JuJutsu Black Belt
2013 3rd Degree KoKoDo JuJutsu Black Belt
2014 4th Degree KoKoDo JuJutsu Black Belt
2015 5th Degree KoKoDo JuJutsu Black Belt