Dianne Kadonaga is fascinated by the workings of the body and much of what she has done explores ways to open it up to its fullest possibilities.
Her work encompasses a medical background in occupational therapy which provided a basic foundation of anatomy and physiology, but through her daily yoga practice and study of Alexander technique, Dianne found a more holistic and experiential approach to address physical ailments such as low back pain, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee problems, and bunions, to obesity and depression, that did not require surgical intervention or medication. She identified habituated muscle tension patterns in the body and mental patterns that contribute to, or are the cause of symptoms, and found that if people could learn to use their body differently they could heal themselves. From this, she developed a Yoga Remedies series of continuing education courses for healthcare professionals to provide natural movement and proactive treatment ideas for their patients. Further movement refinement led to Experiential Anatomy workshops which Dianne offered nationally to yoga teachers and practitioners, martial artists, athletes, dancers and musicians, to optimize the body’s efficiency and performance.
Seeing how there are so many factors that can make a difference in health and wellbeing such as age, seasons, activities, and food, Dianne advocates using an Ayurveda (science of life) framework and the incorporation of more living (raw, sprouted) foods for increased vibrancy. This worked wonders for her to bring back to normal, diabetic indicators, high blood pressure, and cancer indicators, which are also prevalent in her family. Growing her own food in her backYarden, was the next step to living in a more eco-friendly and sustainable way, changing her lifestyle to live more the life she wants and enjoys.
Dianne loves to share from her experience with anyone else who is interested in exploring too as we work and play together to find out what works best!