The practice of yoga has been so transformative that she enrolled in Inbody Academy in 2012 where she completed her 1000-hour yoga therapy program. The training gave her the space to deepen her practice, as well as sharpened her skills to share her passion for yoga with others. She loves to teach yoga, and is committed to always remaining a student. She continues to attend workshops and yoga retreats to feed her ongoing hunger to learn more about the practice and to bring a culture of safety to her students.
Holli has a deep history in teaching yoga to many different students in yoga studios, backyards, firehouses, corporate boardrooms, and other niche areas. She teaches various styles from Restore to Vinyasa Flow. Her approach is to check dogma at the door and lead a practice based on what the students in the class need that day. Her deep knowledge of a variety of styles of yoga allows her to make yoga accessible to every body.
“For me, the best part about teaching yoga is witnessing different people experiencing the amazing benefits the ancient practice of yoga has to offer,” Holli Diana.
- Restore: This class gives you an opportunity to slow down, stretch out and spend some time with yourself. You will leave feeling refreshed, revitalized and reconnected.
- Deep Power: This class is focused around building heat in the body through movement and breath. You will build strength while releasing tension and stress from your mind, body and soul.
- Friday: 10:30 am Restore
- Saturday: 8:30 am Deep Power
- Saturday: 10:30 am Restore
And Some Fun Questions
Who have you studied with? Any relevant certifications as well. How long have you been teaching and practicing yoga?
I studied with D’ana Baptiste. I am a 1000 hr. certified yoga therapist. I have been practicing yoga since 2004 and teaching since 2012.
Favorite yoga related book?
“Light on Yoga”-B.K.S. Iyengar or “Eastern Body, Western Mind”-Anodea Judith (I have so many favorites, hard to pick just one, especially when it comes to books!)
What do you seek to teach your students?
To use yoga as a vehicle to connect with themselves on a deeper, more intimate level. To practice getting out of their head. To use the mind-body connection to help them feel healthier and more at peace on and off the mat.
Top 3 favorite asanas in descending order?
Headstand, Dolphin, Ardha Chandrasana (half moon pose)
Arbitrarily cliche question: How has yoga impacted your life?
Yoga has taught me how to listen to myself on a much deeper level. It has helped me be less of a perfectionist. It has helped me connect with a community of people that I have truly grown to love. It has given me a way to gently heal my body after years of being in chronic pain. It has helped me find light during some of my darkest days.
Something interesting about you, this can really be anything at all.
When I was going to college I worked at the Salt Lake City cemetery. I saw some fascinating stuff at that job.
What is your spirit animal?
Definitely a lion.
Circle, Square, Triangle, Parallelogram or Pentagon?
Two things from your bucket list.
Visit the village my family comes from in Italy. Learn how to surf.
Favorite song or composer?
Right now it’s Disturbed’s cover of The Sound of Silence but that could easily change. I will always be a Led Zeppelin girl at heart. Immigrant song is my favorite Zeppelin tune.