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Diana Tokaji

Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

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Diana Tokaji Teaches

  • Alignment-Oriented Yoga
  • Spiritually-Oriented Yoga
  • Specialty Yoga

Languages

SPANISH,SIGN_LANGUAGE,ENGLISH

About Diana Tokaji

Greetings! I offer a free 20-30 minute phone meeting if you'd like to explore working together one-on-one...this is a way for us to hear each other's voices and answer any questions: I'm dedicated to finding the best practitioner for women who seek supportive techniques...

Greetings! I offer a free 20-30 minute phone meeting if you'd like to explore working together one-on-one...this is a way for us to hear each other's voices and answer any questions: I'm dedicated to finding the best practitioner for women who seek supportive techniques for total body/mind health. Please email me to discuss more at: dianatokaji@gmail.com

A little about my 40-plus years in the field, including certifications and studies: I am an E-RYT 500 and Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance, and a twice-certified Yoga Therapist with a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health. I received my first yoga teaching certification from the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco with Nischala Joy Devi in 1984 and continued years of training in structural and therapeutic practices with master teachers descended from B.K.S. Iyengar, and T.K.V. Desikachar.

 Personally, my sudden inability to walk when I was an 18-year-old dancer, inspired a depth of self-study that offered knowledge beyond any schooling -- gratefully I was able to self-assess and apply therapeutic solutions that were later confirmed by excellent formal training. My first Yoga Therapy Practitioner training was with the exceptional Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy in 1997, and this beautiful work continues to influence me deeply. In addition to holding an M.Sc. in Yoga Therapy since 2015, I am a certified Pilates Mat instructor, a certified Restorative Yoga teacher, and I hold Advanced Relax & Renew Trainer completion with Judith Lasater. Formerly I was on faculty at Gallaudet University, Willow Street Yoga Center, and Sky House Yoga, with 35 years of yoga teaching experience, and 25 years of private sessions. I am a Certified and Registered member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

As a YACEP-certified workshop leader, I offer courses for yoga teachers and trainees, yoga therapists, psychotherapists, and medical and alternative health practitioners on topics that include: 

Creative Mudra - A Tool for Life

Abdominal Strength, Length, Love

Exceptional Restorative Poses

Empowered Anatomy - Human Structural Anatomy Through Education, Feeling & Action

Favorite Therapeutics - Sharing My Best Secrets

Yoga without Exploitation: Safe Practices for Hyper-mobility

SURVIVING ASSAULT: Yoga Therapy as Early Intervention for the Acute Stage Following Assault or Trauma - A Unique, Strength-Based  Approach:

This training offers detailed instruction in asana, mudra, assists, and emotional methodology to support professionals working with victims of trauma and assault. It includes a unique power point, case report, hands-on instruction, information packet, stimulating group discussion, and experiential learning of practices from ancient sources and contemporary neuroscience.  

PUBLICATIONS:

1. SURVIVING ASSAULT - Words that Rock & Quiet & Tell the Truth: Resource for the Living (finalist in The 2021 New Directions Indie Book Awards)

2. Six Women in a Cell - A Story of Sisterhood and Survival After Police Assault (currently up for two book awards)

3. Essays, Award-winning poetry, and articles including: Yoga Therapy as Early Intervention for the Acute Stage Following Assault or Trauma, Yoga Therapy Today, 2018. 

CURRENT OFFERINGS: I continue to offer private sessions to women. (No group classes at this time.) My one-on-one sessions on Zoom are profound and productive. I partner women to reclaim musculoskeletal health, mental stability, and strength of spirit, including after trauma. My style is evidence-based, intuitive, anatomically anchored, and respectful of the wisdom and power of the client. 

I welcome your email for more info: dianatokaji@gmail.com

First Registered December 2012
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

Teaching Experience

Current

Sky House Yoga, Silver Spring, MD; Thrive Yoga, Rockville MD; Blue Heron Health and Wellness Center, Silver Spring, MD; Willow Street Yoga Center, Silver Spring, MD, and workshops in the U.S.

January 2016 - Current
Willow Street Yoga, Fenton Street, Silver Spring
MD, United States; American Dance Institute, Rockville MD; and workshops on location.
First Registered December 2012
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider YACEP® Profile 

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