Our June Teacher of the Month, Diana M. Hulet, on her upcoming YTT and how solstice affects her teaching

Diana M. (for Margarita— she’s half Cubana!) Hulet is our June Teacher of the Month, and she’s offering a 200 hour yoga teacher training in our studio kicking off in September. Knowing that the teacher training Diana’s crafted is unusual in its focus and scope, we asked her to talk about her inspiration for creating it in the first place. Read on for her thoughts, and what you can expect from her weekly classes in June.

DH: My inspiration for creating a YTT that was rooted in the history and philosophy of yoga is captured by the words, “Why wait?”  Most 200 hour programs skim over topics such as ethics, lineage, tradition and appropriation. I feel that it is essential for practitioners in the west to be engaged with the entirety of yoga practice, not only its physicality.  

The practice is a method by which we align ourselves with both the sacred and mundane facets of human experience, and within that deep dive inward, we also meet what lies outside of us - relationships, vocation, our environment.  

My weekly classes at Wild Hearts are guided by the natural world - the tendency to cultivate quiet in the depths of winter, and reach towards light during the summer months.  The summer solstice will inform my teaching during the month of June - sun salutations, expansive postures and pranayama and meditation to cultivate radiance. I look forward to seeing you on your mat.  

Diana teaches Classical Hatha on Tuesdays from 9-10:15 am and Vinyasa Flow on Thursdays from 9-10:15 am. Her Yoga Alliance-certified 200 hr teacher training runs this September through December. Find more details here.