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Diane Latouf

diane latouf yoga teacher fullMy mom brought me to my first yoga class and to tell you the truth I found it very strange and pretty hard to take seriously. I wanted to burst into laughter during the quiet moments, the Om-ing freaked me out, and in my closed minded adolescence I decided very quickly that it wasn’t for me. A few years went by and she encouraged me to try it again, I had a completely different experience. Yoga challenged me physically, mentally, and also gave me a peace of mind that I didn’t quite find in any other form of exercise. This time I stuck with it, I practiced as much as I could and loved learning from different teachers. I decided to take an assistant training to further my practice.  I learned so much and yet still wanted to know so much more. Yoga became my passion, I dreamed of being a teacher someday. 

A few more years passed and I joined a teacher training with Jacqui Bonwell and Jene Rossi. The training was life changing for me. I noticed a huge shift within myself; I was happier, healthier, and more mindful. Really living each day instead of just watching them drift by. I was more aware of my actions, I was able to build upon the ones that bettered my life and abandon the ones that didn’t. I began taking my practice off my mat and into my everyday life. 

I will forever be a student of this practice. I find so many lessons in my own teaching as well. I continue to learn and grow with my students. I’ve been teaching now for about two years and it’s still just as exciting as when I first started. My intention as a teacher is to offer my students a safe place to explore, grow, and have some space to breathe. Hopefully they can carry all the beautiful lessons of yoga with them as well, setting them free to live their lives to their fullest potential   

Spirit Bear Buzz

'Come here to fall in love with Yoga (all over again, if applicable).
If you happen to be new to yoga or want to perfect you're downward dog, I highly recommend the Intro Series -- Christy and Lali taught mine and both were supportive, knowledgable and adorable in every way...'

Jillian H. via Yelp - read full review here 

 

'...In the the few months that I've been going, I've attended classes taught by five different instructors and they've all been amazing. Most classes are an hour and a half, but they do offer an intense hour long class on Sat mornings that they call the Hour of Power. I've seriously never sweated so much in my life as I do during these classes...'

Stephanie F via Yelp - read full review here

 

'This studio is one of the best around. I used to live down the road and took classes here regularly enough to become a studio assistant.  The heat and temperature at Spirit Bear is by far the best I have seen. A lot of placed in Boston I have been to don't seem to have it quite right.  Spirit Bear is also CLEAN!!! I hate going into a class where there are sweat puddles and hair from the previous class on the floor. I really like the instructors (who are educated and in tune) and the flow of the classes are great. I wish there were more studios like Spirit Bear in Boston.'

Courtney via Yelp - read full review here