BYTA Launches First National Initiative
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BYTA 2019 CONFERENCE
AUGUST 22-25, 2019
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
BYTA presents a documentary short that traces the historical roots of yoga practice in black communities in the U.S. Read more…
Yoga Teacher Training
I offer gentle Hatha Yoga as a guided experience of accessing, moving and observing the prana in the body through postures, breath work, movement, sound and visualization.
Where I Teach
In 1995, I walked into my first yoga class with the discipline of a professional dancer. I was fascinated by the fluidity of Jivamukti yoga, and studied for three years prior to my first teacher training. As a NYC special education teacher, I made diagnostic assessments that evaluated and provided the best educational plan for each student. Yet, these tools failed to recognize the whole child.
I discovered the Yoga for the Special Child Teacher Training, which linked yoga and the stages of development. For 12 years, I infused asana practice, mindfulness and pranayama into the curriculum. This success propelled me to earn my 200-hour Prana Yoga Teacher
Training and other specialized certifications. After 31 years of implementing individualized instruction, I decided to teach private and small group yoga, emphasizing healing, alignment, body awareness, pranayama and asana practice with modifications.
In 2009, I founded Joy of Living Yoga, a company that offers private classes and personalized at home instruction. Understanding the changes in my own practice, I provide yoga instruction that honors and respects individual uniqueness. Classes begin with deep relaxation and
pranayama, followed by a gentle vinyasa flow, set to music.
In support of making yoga accessible to all, I am presently teaching ongoing privates, weekly classes for retired NYC teachers, and a weekly 50+ gentle donation-based practice. My dharma is working with my peers, who bring me joy and immense gratitude. With limitations embraced, yoga affords us opportunities to laugh, breathe, build relationships and create community.
DIANNE SCOTT, M.S.Ed.
Brooklyn, New York
Level of Training
I have completed my 200 hour teacher training and am half-way through my 300 hour teacher training.