Diana’s path into Eastern Philosophy began at age16, with martial arts, becoming vegetarian and studying psychology. Diana sought a true teacher and an authentic spiritual practice, which led her to the practice of yoga. She pursued yoga with passion and devotion. She continued her Yogic studies with her BA Degree in Health Psychology from UCI and her Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist Certificate. In 1999 she met her Teacher Jnana Nanda Bharati and began intense studies in Yoga and the Vedic tradition. Immediately, Diana knew Jnana Nanda Bharati was a true Yogi, rooted in the Spiritual realm while in this world. She has taught her to put her spiritual lessons to practice in daily life. Diana is the director and co-founder of Yoga Shakti Wellness Center, where she teaches the life transforming work of Shakti Yoga, conducts Teacher Training programs and continues to inspire students to live happy, healthy, and free and connect to their true selves.