Diane Clark-Manley

Diane Clark-Manley

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Yoga New Zealand – Registered Yoga Teacher Level 4

Based : Wellington, Online

Yoga is a holistic approach to improving well-being.

I have always been interested in yoga but it wasn’t until not long after my second daughter was born, in 1997, that I went along to try out a class. I was stressed and suffering back problems. Yoga helped me to release tension and relax by moving my physical body and using breath more efficiently. Basically I was being asked to notice and become aware of myself physically, mentally, and emotionally.

In 1994 I had learned to meditate the thinking was that this would be a good skill to have when raising children. However, the meditation itself wasn’t enough. It was only when I added the physicality of the yoga asanas along with breath awareness that my meditation experiences deepened.

I began teaching in 2002 and have accrued over 3000 teaching hours with classes in the community and running individual sessions at my home studio @ Santosha. My specialty area is relaxation and the use of simple tools to de-stress and let go. More recently my interests have expanded to allow my yoga to become more accessible especially to older students and those with disabilities. I have been associated with the Wgtn MS Society since 2014 and have been teaching weekly chair yoga classes for this dedicated group of students.


2005 International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) NZ Teaching Diploma – With Distinction (777hr)

2008 Prenatal Yoga (30 hr)

2018 Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga (125 hr)

2019 Chair Yoga (50 hr)

2019 Rewind Gold – Yoga for Successful Aging (20hr)

Teaching Locations – North Wellington:

Churton Park Community Centre

Newlands Community Centre

@Santosha Yoga Studio

Available also for Private Tuition and Online via Zoom

Facebook: @Santosha

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