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 Teresa Caldas.
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.
If you like, read Vanessa's blog about Diana: www.lettersinyoga.com
Algarveyoga has grown very rapidly since its inception. Since a couple of years, I have also other 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:
Jeanette has been given spice and love to our food for many summers. This year, we managed to drag her down to the Algarve (that's where her heart is anyway) and she'll make every meal most delightful. www.jeanettetromp.com
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 and a great friend and sister to me.
Jenny and Igor, both yoga teachers and shiatsu therapists, will be running some of our yoga surf holidays. Great teachers, compassionate people and good friends.
Kathrin is a long time yoga teacher in our local community. In the last couple of years she has also become the Hormone Yoga Therapy master of the area. We are blessed to have her as a teacher and friend in some of our yoga holidays.
Trixi is our full body massage therpist
Igor is our Shiatsu Therapist
Tina, glad to have her, when ever she's not working at her biological market stand Algarveyoga's favorite shop
Marcia, who gives great portuguese flavor to food and the energy in the air
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