As the owner of Sunlight Of The Spirit Yoga Studio, Diane Davey
teaches her clients that they can be any age, weight, or ability level and still excel at yoga. Armed with with a 500-hour RYT certification and direct training from experienced yogis, she takes an approach in classes that focuses on accessibility. Diane teaches a style called Modern-Day Yoga, which blends Eastern and Western yoga styles and philosophies into flowing sequences of poses. Having trained directly with the style's founder, Diane has been able to add her own relaxing touches to the form, including holistic healing techniques such as deep-breathing and meditation. The studio helps put its students in the appropriate state of mind with a calming color palette of yellows, earth tones, and blond wood. Silk curtains hang alongside floor-to-ceiling windows to let in ample natural light while ensuring the space stays private and silkworms don't have to get second jobs.
The walls of Bhakti Barn Yoga bloom with poppy-red and robin's-egg blue, reflecting nature's outer beauty in a space teeming with natural light. Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom, dances above yogis in a vibrant mural, waving his arms in encouragement as students stretch theirs skyward to slap him a high-five. Experienced instructors guide students of all levels through meditative Kundalini routines and flowing Vinyasa sequences. Cores grow during Bhakti Basics sessions, which teem with fundamental poses, deep-breathing exercises, and alignment pointers. To promote community and keep stress at bay, teachers pepper classes with calming tea breaks.
Shakti Yoga & Living Arts encourages people to embrace the benefits of yoga by providing opportunities for students of all ages and skill levels to further their practice. When designing classes, the instructors draw inspiration from various styles, including the mindful alignment of Iyengar, the seamlessly transitioning sequences of Vinyasa, introspective focus of Kundalini, and the physically engaging backbends, inversions, and cartwheels of Ashtanga. With sessions that range from calm and mildly paced to vigorous and
dynamic, the schedule accommodates individuals with varying yoga interests.
Shakti Yoga & Living Arts also offers healing treatments designed to promote holistic wellbeing. Acupuncture, meditation, reflexology, reiki, and massages that combine multiple modalities into each session all help promote balance, complementing an individual's ongoing yoga practice.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
House Yoga's mission is to build a strong, dedicated, and caring kula, or community, in which students can feel comfortable in their own skin and practice level at House Yoga. As a veteran owned business, the importance of strengthening the mind, body, spirit, and community is our goal.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Exercise routines are rough! But with a strong mind, there comes a strong will. And with a strong will, comes motivation. We first cultivate our minds to clearly see our goals. Once we have a clear goal, we can then find a routine that works for the individual.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
There is camaraderie in yoga, like the camaraderie, trust, love, friendship, growth, & teamwork that is found in the military. This business was started so that Kenilworth and the surrounding towns can find a place where all that can be built, fostered, and encouraged through powerful yoga practice.
What do you love most about your job?
Yoga brings peace to the mind, strength to the body, and confidence to the spirit. The physical postures are important, but it's what you actually learn from the practice. I love being able to watch students discover the depth of yoga and to be able to assist them.
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