My yoga journey began in 2003 when I went on retreat at Yogaville,  Satchidananda Ashram. I immediately felt the peacefulness and connection to my inner Self that a Yogic lifestyle has to offer. This hook of connection, led me to more self discovery by spending more time in Ashram life and time with more Spiritual teachers, the strongest one for me currently is Mata Amritanandamayi or Amma, the hugging Saint and spending time in Amritapuri and her San ramon Ashram.

I balance my devotion to a Yogic lifestyle with modern living as I believe the work is to offer people the example of Mindful living while living in the world, not just protected by the Ashram. I have graduated from a 200 hour Vinyasa training and a 200 hour Kundalini KRI Level 1 teacher training. I will graduate in 2018 with a masters in Somatic Psychology, grounding my 20 years of working with clients on the table as a bodyworker. I believe it is clear I am dedicated to my craft of understanding the connection of MInd/Body.

In my free time, I play outside through the seasons, love to grow my own food and be a mom to a strong,  independent and very funny preteen boy.

Padma Diamond

Teaching Style 

I believe that the opportunity to teach Yoga is an opportunity to support one in getting back to the Self. Our modern living pulls one outside of our skin and slowing down to listen is one of the hardest practices for some. I focus on holding deep space for a Yin Yoga practice. I fuse my awareness of physiology and neuropsychology to inform and teach my students about themselves as they go within and discover. I wrap my students in deep warmth and acceptance for where they are in the moment.

I specialize in healing trauma and holding the hard parts that are waiting to be integrated. My classes in Mediation allow me to bring the science of  Kundalini Yoga in a user friendly format.

I look forward to seeing you in class, if you want to know more about my work, please visit my website at

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