Diana Stade

Diana S.

Portland, ME

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Diana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2017

INTRO
Hi! My name is Diana and I am a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. I am also a doctor in training! I have experience teaching yoga at local studios, to my patients, and to individuals in their home.

ABOUT MY CLASSES
I teach a variety of yoga classes. I like to focus on achieving good breath, alignment, and relaxation with every class. I pay close attention to students' individual postures and how they can adjust their bodies to make the most of their practice. I teach anything from beginners yoga to advanced yoga as well as special needs in terms of limited physical abilities. For example, I teach beginners looking for tips on proper alignment and how to do the basic poses, slowly moving towards integrating poses into a vinyasa flow. I also teach more physically demanding classes at a faster pace to increase strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health. I teach special classes focusing on arm balancing, hip opening, and inversions. I teach safe and thoughtful classes for specific health conditions such as chair yoga for seniors, yoga in pregnancy, and yoga for back pain. Sign up for one of my classes and I'll look forward to working with you to find out what is best for you!

MEDICINE AND YOGA
As a fourth year medical student I depend on the physical and mental space that yoga offers to recharge and center myself before returning to the hospital. I believe that yoga can help treat and prevent illness and bring joy to people's lives. I am working towards combining medicine and yoga to bring wholesome healing and well-being to my community.

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Experience

Yoga teacher
May 2018 - Present
Wicked Good Yoga, Wiscasset ME

I substitute teach at Wicked Good Yoga when my schedule allows!

Personal yoga teacher
Mar 2017 - Present
Self

Teach one-on-one 60 minute yoga sessions to individuals in their own home several times per week. Ages range from 24-65 and level of difficulty ranges from beginner to advanced.

Yoga teacher
Jan 2018 - Mar 2018
Martin's Point Healthcare

While completing my family medicine clerkship at Martin's Point Healthcare in Brunswick, ME, I led a 4 week yoga series for adults with lower back pain.

Education

Medical Degree
Jul 2015 - Present
Tufts University School of Medicine
200 hour yoga teacher certification
Sep 2016 - Mar 2017
Wicked Good Yoga, Wiscasset ME
Premedical studies
Sep 2010 - May 2013
Harvard University
Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Bentley University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Yoga Alliance approved 200 Hour Teacher Training
Apr 2017
Wicked Good Yoga, Wiscasset, Maine

Coach:
Melanie Burns
Founder Wicked Good Yoga
500 Hour Certified Baptiste Teacher, E-RYT 500, LMT, KMI

Affiliations

Yoga Alliance
Sep 2017

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Our mission is to spread the power of yoga one person at a time.

We believe that the individual experience of yoga is of paramount importance, and are committed to supporting the passage of yoga from trainer to teacher, teacher to student, and student to aspiring yogi. Our role as the national support organization for the yoga community is to ensure that the practice of yoga will keep growing, so that more people will connect with yoga and be transformed. As an organization we keep several core values at heart: service, excellence, transparency, learning and community.

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Photos & Videos

Yoga and wine night in your own home!

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Photo by Diana S.

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Practice, practice, practice!

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Inversions help rejuvenate your cardiovascular system!

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Partner yoga is a fun way to workout and connect with a friend or loved one!

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So glad to have completed my yoga teacher training with my sister!
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5 Reviews

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Cristina Nov 13, 2018
Yoga · Online

Diana cares about her students by showing her support and connecting with them and their needs. Her teaching cues are clear and affective. After her class you will feel fresh and clear minded. You have to try out this class!!! I love it!

Kassey Nov 12, 2018
Yoga · In studio

Diana was truly a pleasure to work with! She met me where I was at, really matching her program to my beginner skill level. She had a wonderful, calming presence, that got me in the right mind-set to really explore what my body was capable of! Her gentle encouragement gave me confidence to try new moves without feeling overwhelmed. The program really flowed, and I left class feeling energized and refreshed. Can't wait for another session!

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Joe Nov 8, 2018
Yoga · In studio

I was a first timer and Diana made it easy, talking me through each move (correcting any slight errors without making me feel stupid) and modifying the poses when necessary. With those I found easy she would challenge me with an advanced move. She is personable, knowledgeable, and will soon be your favorite teacher! She made me into a repeat customer and even peaked my interest in other forms of yoga; hot yoga and acro yoga.

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Adriana Nov 8, 2018
Yoga · In home

Diana is a fantastic instructor! Not only is she knowledgeable, helpful, and thorough, but her kind, warm, and calming demeanor is a joy to be around.

Meg Nov 8, 2018
Yoga · In studio

Truly one of the best yoga instructors I have ever learned from. I am a beginner in in every sense of the word when it comes to yoga, so was hesitant to take a class. Diana was patient and was easily able to morph the class for every skill level. The pace of her class was appropriate and I worked up a sweat, but never felt lost or confused about positioning. Great instructor for beginners, like me, or experts looking for a challenging class!

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