About Dina

A little bit about me...

DinaGradually moving away from an accidental career in music PR and a hedonistic lifestyle that was rapidly losing its lustre, I completed a Dynamic Yoga teacher training in Ibiza in 2000. It was an exercise in damage limitation rather than a premeditated career move. I didn’t choose teaching, it seemed to choose me, over and over again. And now, navigating my way through my autumn years, these tools are more pertinent than ever and I feel blessed to have received them.

Yoga and mindfulness have enhanced my life and continue to do so in so many beneficial ways, it would be churlish not to share.  But don’t expect incense and chanting: my style is more pragmatic, grounded in many years of practice and personal experience.

As a Senior Teacher my offerings have evolved along with my appetite for the softer forms of Yin and Restorative Yoga, Qi Gong, Mindfulness and Yoga Nidra, although Vinyasa Flow is still my primary practice. I am a mentor for trainee and new teachers,  a member of faculty on several trainings and I work for the charity Ourmala, teaching yoga to refugees and asylum seekers. I have held regular classes and workshops at the major studios around London including Triyoga and the Life Centre, and now run my own studio Goldendoor in London.

  • Whether working with dancers at the Royal Opera House or executives at their workplace, the random mix of Londoners that attend my classes or festival goers that find me plying my trade in a field surrounded by revellers and heavy beats, I am always learning. I am committed to continuing my training with some of the leading teachers worldwide, especially when it gives me an excuse to indulge my wanderlust.

Find out more about what my classes are like here

My teaching qualifications include:

1999-03: Dynamic Yoga Godfrey Devereux 300 hrs
2003-07: Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley 150 hrs
2005: Vinyasa Flow Shiva Rae 50 hrs
2005-06: Yoga Campus Level 2/British Wheel Diploma 300 hrs
2008-12: Restorative Yoga Judith Lasater 120 hrs (30 hrs Advanced training)
2010-11: Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counseling Regents College
2012: Yoga for Cancer Survivors Laura Kupperman 60 hrs
2014: Pre/Post Natal Yoga Brahmani 90 hrs
2015-16: Mindfulness Training Institute 100 hrs
2017: Yoga Therapy for Insomnia Lisa Sanfilippo  30 hrs
2018: iRest Yoga Nidra  Richard Miller 30 hrs

Other influential teachers include:   Leela Miller, Clive Sheridan and Donna Farhi

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