with DIANE MALASPINA, M.S.Ed., PhD, e-RYT 500+ 

Diane has been fascinated with the science of the mind and human behavior, growth, and development across the lifespan for over 20 years. Early in her career, she became frustrated with the limitations of traditional paradigms around mental illness and discovered the emerging field of growth-oriented psychology - the science and application of interventions that promote mental health and resilience. Around the same time she discovered yoga and its associated practices  - which she immediately realized were powerful vehicles for elevating wellbeing.


Diane delivers cutting edge wisdom with user-friendly approaches honed in her rich hands on experiences as an applied psychologist, university educator and veteran yoga teacher.  She blends neurobiology and psychological science with yoga and mindfulness practices that empowers individuals, families and organizations to heal, cope with stress, and transcend struggles to orient toward growth and possibility.


Diane is a regular contributor in publications such as Yoga International, Yoga Journal, Thrive Global, and is a Peak Performance Coach for the Flow Research Collective. She offers trainings online and across the globe, and is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia where she lives by the sea with her husband Omar and silly little sheepadoodle (sheepdog/poodle) named Luca. 


The 300-hr Advanced Teacher Training explores the depths of the 8-limbs of the philosophy & practice of yoga and develops the skills of a teacher as a leader in the community. It is designed to take your practice and teaching to new levels of effectiveness and power. The 300-hr Advanced Teacher Training is an integrative and innovative program that combines the latest research on anatomy and physiology as it relates to yoga interventions, teaching methodology, eastern philosophy, and in-depth training in yoga styles beyond vinyasa flow. The training is designed for teachers to emerge as more confident leaders; knowledgeable, compassionate, and connected to service in the field of teaching yoga.


The program is led and developed by Diane Malaspina, Ph.D. This training is for those who have a foundational 200-hour yoga teacher training and are looking to pursue advanced certification: 300-Hour training to be eligible for Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) status with Yoga Alliance at the 500-Hour level (500 hour RYT). Modules are also approved for teachers seeking continuing education through Yoga Alliance.  A Continuing Education certificate will be issued after the completion of each module (+ homework assignment) for those wanting CEUs which can be submitted to Yoga Alliance for credit. Each module is worth a predetermined amount of hours which include time spent on homework. 


Upon completion of the training, teachers will have the skills to teach group classes, privates, workshops, and trainings that are artfully sequenced, full of expertise on the body and healing, and that move people to find their optimal state of wellness in
body, mind, and spirit.




  • Anatomical Connections: in-depth anatomy content and its direct applicability to the yoga practice

  • Psychological Underpinnings: studies of psychology and mind-body connection as it relates to well-being 

  • Teacher as Leader: advanced teaching methods to extend the sphere of influence as community leaders

  • Philosophical Depth: an authentic understanding of yoga philosophy through in-depth study and practice of meditation, pranayama, and yoga texts

 For more details and to register, visit:  
Note: All sessions will be recorded and available on Diane's
online learning platform. 


Yoga+Mindfulness Practices to Support Low Mood and Depression

Online/Virtual Course launches: Tues, Nov 30 & Dec 7

Time: 4:00-6:30 pm

Online Teacher Practicum: Dec 14
Time: 4:00-6:30 pm


In Person at Yoga Source: Sat, Dec 4

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This course is both educational on the mind/body science of depression and practical in incorporating the techniques that both balance and reset the internal system.


Myofascial Release

Online/Virtual Course launches January 22

In Person: Sat, February 19 at Yoga Source

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Self Myofascial Release is becoming a complement to yoga as it's an effective tool for reducing pain and enhancing range of motion. This training will include a more in-depth study of connective tissue and fascial anatomy, function and dysfunction of the tissue, and the therapeutic application of SMFR techniques in a yoga setting


Trauma Sensitive Techniques for Teaching Yoga

Online/Virtual Course launches April 2

In Person: Sat, April 30 at Yoga Source

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

In this module, participants will learn yoga practices to improve the symptoms of trauma. Beginning with brief interventions for self-soothing and grounding to longer term strategies for befriending the body, calming the nervous system, and moving toward self- regulation, healing, and empowerment.

The Science of Ayurveda

Online/Virtual Course: Thurs, Sept 29 & Oct 6

Time: 5:30-7:00 pm

In Person: Sat, Oct 15 at Yoga Source

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences, when practiced together, create a roadmap for health and well being. Fundamental theories and practice of Ayurveda including daily self care practices such as kriyas, nutrition, digestion, balancing the doshas, and cultivating inner fire and vigor will be discussed. This module provides an opportunity for a personal journey within, exploring individual Ayurvedic constitution and creating a lifestyle that leads to inner peace and healing.