Faculty - Dianne Harris

BIO: A yoga practitioner for most of her life, Dianne left the corporate world to share the joys and discoveries of yoga with others.  Based on her studies with Sarah and Ty Powers Insight Yoga, she interweaves Buddhism, yogic philosophies, and meridian theory into her offerings, to encourage you to ‘get more from your yoga’.  She invites you to explore and discover the richness of yourself in the present moment.  To develop clarity of mind and discover and live from the beauty or your heart, in all of its’ states.   
Owner-operator of happyheart Yoga, Dianne conducts Teacher Trainings, workshops, and classes internationally.  She is an Insight Yoga Institute Endorsed Teacher (1 of 23), is certified  CYA-E-RYTGOLD (1000+ training hours, 1000+ teaching hours), and has also trained extensively with Paul and Suzee Grilley and JP Tamblyn-Sabo of Ahimsa Yoga.


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Introduction to Yin Yoga

Dianne Harris - TH6HAR

Together we will learn about the many benefits of Yin Yoga and explore how to safely experience this magical practice.In Yin Yoga, the soft and long-held floor poses help improve connective tissue and joint health, mobility and flexibility. By nourishing the meridians of Chinese Medicine, the energy of the subtle body is harmonized. In stillness, through inward drawn attention, we have the opportunity to develop self-compassion and understanding as we learn to fully inhabit ourselves with kindness.


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (2 HRS)


Good Night Yin For Experienced Yin Yoga Practitioners

Dianne Harris - FR1HAR

Certified Yin Yoga Teachers will receive 6 Continuing education hour credits with proof of their Yin Teacher TrainingIn this 6 hour workshop we will explore the components of Good Night Yin and finish with a practice.Good Night Yin is a guide to peace.A guide for sleep and healing on all levels. Along with addressing specific causes of sleep deprivation, it is helpful in relieving all types of feelings of unrest. Incorporating principles of physiology, meridian theory, restoration, yoga nidra and of course Yin yoga; you will relieve stress, activate release responses and invoke a feeling of well-being and deep calm.Participants will receive the book Good Night Yin which contains detailed information on these topics and 14 sequences designed for you to enjoy on your own and are ideal for yoga teachers guiding classes.The Good Night Yin Practices are a gateway to deep healing and are not just for those with sleep issues. Good Night Yin can be done anytime to enhance relaxation, to harmonize the energy in the body and to bring deep relief to a stressful life. This training is for you if you are looking to unwind from a busy life and transition to a peaceful state, finding a much needed and much deserved sense of ease.


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (6 HRS)


Insight Yoga

Dianne Harris - SA2HAR

Insight Yoga teachings blend ancient teachings with our physical practice and layers in inner practices to enliven body, heart and mind. Get more from your yoga!The Insight Yoga Institute (founded by Sarah Powers) mingles Yoga ( Yang and Yin) with Buddhism & psychology in a gentle and rich way.In this experiential and education workshop you will hear teachings on Mindfulness and Metta (heart-based) practices and why and how they deepen our yoga. Our practice time together will be rich as it skillfully integrate mindfulness and metta into a Yang and Yin fusion class that interweaves related meridians that each pose affects, and their energetic and emotional benefits. Bringing this together in one practice brings a richness beyond measure. You will receive a handout on this information, so that you can dive into the experience in our time together, knowing that you will have this information to take away with you.


11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (2 HRS)


Vitality Yin Yoga

Dianne Harris - SA4HAR

Learn about and practice to cultivate, harmonize and restore your vital energy bodyIn Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are thought of as the foundation of our health and vitality. They are often referred to as the ?Root of Life? because they store our vital energy and support all the other organs. In this workshop, you will explore Yin Yoga shapes, practices and breath to enhance Kidney energy and learn about the function, energetic, mental and emotional qualities of the kidneys and kidney meridian.Kidney energy is particularly vulnerable to exhaustion due to factors such as overwork, a hard-driven lifestyle, insufficient fluid intake, chronic illness, or stress. Kidney Vitality practices can re-energize your life.


4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (2 HRS)