restorative yoga



Diane Valentine


Diane Valentine, RYT-500, CFT is the owner and director of The Yoga and Movement Center in Walnut Creek operating since 1997. She teaches weekly classes, workshops and retreats in Iyengar-based Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement lessons. She has been studying Yoga for more than 30 years and teaching for the past 20. She has studied with and assisted Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD. in working with the therapeutic aspects of Yoga and restorative practices. Diane has written articles on Restorative Yoga for Menopause and Yoga and the Feldenkrais Method® for both the Feldenkrais Guild and International Association of Yoga Therapists. As a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, Diane offers individual, private sessions using therapeutic methods she has developed over the years that are designed to release tension as well as alleviate chronic and debilitating conditions and help us live our lives fully.

Diane has developed a deep understanding of the body, mind, and emotional connections through her work as a Yoga teacher; massage therapist, and Feldenkrais practitioner. Her own life situations have given her deep insight into the way our body’s work. After being diagnosed with a debilitating illness many years ago, she found deep healing in Yoga's restorative practices and continues to help and teach students learn to listen to their body's own natural wisdom.

Today, her methods are aimed at teaching beginning and continuing students to listen to their bodies through the fluid movements of Yoga and Feldenkrais, as well as learning to practice "living in the present moment" by becoming aware. Diane places emphasis on developing and maintaining postural alignment to support the organs and the internal functions of our bodies, allowing us to be fully aware, awake, and alive.

Both Yoga and Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement classes are suitable for all body types and ages.

You can find out more about Diane’s workshops and retreats, and her private practice of yoga lessons and Feldenkrais Functional Integration®, on her website at dianevalentine.com or yoga-movement.com. 925-938-9642





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