Diana has worked in the fitness and wellness industry for 29 years and began her experience with fitness as a 2-sport all-state athlete at Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio. She went on to study Recreational Therapy and Kinesiotherapy at the University of Toledo where she began teaching fitness classes at the age of 19 years old after completing an intensive training program at the University’s Student Recreational Center.

Throughout the past 29 years, Diana has acquired numerous certifications and credentials that span the wide scope of fitness, athletic training, clinical needs, rehabilitation, nutrition, stress management, and therapies of many kinds. Her passion and desire to continue her education and to assist others in living their healthiest, most balanced life is unsurpassed. She now, through her yoga teacher training school, Essence of Yoga, is training others to also assist anyone wanting to Create their healthiest, happiest life.

Here are the credentials Diana has acquired:

    • 29 years in the fitness/wellness industry
    • University of Toledo Bachelor’s of Science with focus in Health and Wellness
    • Master’s of Science Degree in Progress (will graduate April 2020)
      • Focus in Health Coaching and Applied Nutrition
    • Full STOTT Pilates® Certification, Level II
      • Will be a Certified Instructor Trainer with STOTT Pilates® December 2019
    • 200 Hour Certified (approved by Yoga Alliance) Meditation Teacher with Lorin Roche
    • Health Coaching Certifications:
        • NBC-HWC: Certified by The National Medical Board as a Health and Wellness Coach
        • IAHC Board Certified International Health Coach
        • FDN-P: Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner
        • Institute for Integrative Nutrition
        • Functional Medicine Health Coach
        • American Council on Exercise with Certifications as a Behavioral Change Specialist as well as a Health Coach
    • Licensed Spiritual Healer through the Natural Therapies Board
    • Certified Clinical and Therapeutic Aroma Therapist by The Institute for Integrative Aromatherapy
    • Certified Reiki Master Teacher
    • Board Certified Holistic Alternative Psychology Master
    • Board Certified Sound Therapy Master Teacher with Soma Energetics including Phase 3 Certified Instructor
    • Board Certified Metaphysician
    • Certified Master Crystal Healer and Educator
      • Certified by: Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy
      • C certified by: Victory Vives
    • Certified Acupressure Practitioner
      • Studied under Michael Reed Gach
    • Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist through VSA
    • TRX Suspension Trainer: Certified Instructor/Trainer
    • Johnny G. Star 3 Certified Spinning Instructor
    • Internationally Published Writer
    • Keynote speaker for several groups and organizations
    • Managed one of the largest fitness departments in the Toledo area for over 3 years
    • Experience with a multitude of individuals including:
        • Elite and non-competitive athletes of all sports
        • Pre and post-therapy patients of all kinds
        • Pre and post-natal clients
        • Pre and post-surgical patients
        • Children and teens
        • Seniors and disabilities
        • Clinical needs of many kinds
  • Multiple specialty focuses in continuing education courses