About us, Diana Jost and my dream team
My name is Diana and I was born and raised on the Swiss Alps. Already in my early childhood I have been wondering what was beyond these beautiful mountains. Years after, this curiosity set me off, travelling all over the world. Despite the attractive places I have seen and the inspiring people I have met I did realise a few years ago that I should allow myself to grow some roots. I ended up in the south of Portugal where the sun warms up my cold body and the general vibes calm down my restless mind…
(a typical Vata constitution in ayurvedic terms).
I studied physical education (ETH Zurich) and later became a qualified yoga teacher (Sivananda Ashram, Austria). In addition I am a nutritionist (school of natural health science, GB), ayurvedic health and nutrition adviser (International society of Kamlesh Ayruveda) a massage therapist (Thai Yoga Massage, Indian Head Massage, science of Yoga school, India) and a life coach (school of natural health science). Nowadays I keep on attending yoga workshops and courses.
My most inspiring yoga teacher is Donna Farhi.
Since I settled in the Algarve, I became a yoga teacher, I have given workshops on ayurveda cooking, and I have taught Thai Yoga Massage. In 2008 I started Algarveyoga.
Algarveyoga has grown very rapidly since its inception. In 2013, I will have other yoga teachers taking you through the retreats under my guidance. I have put together a wonderful team of Yogis, all of whom are professional teachers and wonderful individuals.
So here it is, my dream team:
Robin is the head chef of Algarveyoga. He believes that all food must taste divine. Years ago he managed to win my heart with his food (amongst many other things ) and since then we share our lives and food together. He brings a creative, playful, happy and relaxed spirit to Algarveyoga.
Lauren has been running her own yoga detox and juice fasting retreats for many years. She is a fantastic yoga teacher, an inspiring and dedicated yogi, and a beautiful person . She is a great friend and sister. Lauren will be running some of the yoga detox reteats in 2013.
Jenny and Igor will be running the yoga surf holidays and some of the yoga detox retreats 2013.They are a couple, and they own a yoga studio in Lagos called The Light Room. Both are very experienced yoga teachers and shiatsu massage therapists. If you have been with us before you, you might remember Igor's magic hands.
Kathrin is a long time yoga teacher in our local community. In the last couple of years she has become the Hormone Yoga Therapy master of the area. She is now a travelling hormone yoga therapist and we are blessed to have her for our 2 Hormone Yoga Retreats in 2013.
Trixi is our full body massage therpist
Igor is our Shiatsu Therapist
Sofia is our Ayurveda Massage specialist.
Okka, our Foot Reflexologist and Tarot Card Reader
Every day I am very grateful being able to do what I love to do. I am inspired my students, my friends, my family, my teachers, my masters, my animals (especially my loyal teachers Rusty, who has illustrated much more to me than the ideal downward facing dog), and most of all by nature itself. It is my passion to help people tap into nature’s wonders in order to achieve health and happiness.
My dream team:
Jenny and Igor
Rusty-dog, has left to dog heaven, but will always be with us in heart