My name is Diana, I am an international yoga instructor, meditation guide, curator, creator, entrepreneur, backpacker, and story-teller.
My journey began in 2016, where after working half a decade in corporate IT and burning myself out, I made the difficult decision to leave everything. I took a look at my life at that point and all of these things I accumulated, the hours I burned, the stress I wore, and realized that these were no longer things I could thrive under.
If I can speak candidly, I would have never imagined myself choosing to teach yoga over a traditional career. For me, yoga was simply a tool I used to manage the stress and anxiety I incurred from college and my career. This tool eventually turned into a passion as I found myself becoming more compassionate, kind, bright, and confidant from my practice.
During this time however, my practice always came secondary to my career. As a first-born generation American and only college graduate in my family, I put myself under years of pressure to succeed and “make-it” in the corporate world. Over time, I eventually became secondary to my career as I lost myself chasing promotions, titles, relationships, money, etc…
After over 5 years in corporate IT, I made one of the most difficult decisions of my life. I decided to leave everything. I had extended myself as far as I could and was still unhappy. I realized that in order to find myself again, I had to make the toughest investment I could make, the one in myself. I left my position, sold my belongings, and embarked on a one-way ticket journey through the globe. Eventually, my travels took me to a spiritual training and retreat in the south of Spain. Since then, I have been on a mission to bring the life changing lessons I learned during my travels to all.
My passions lie in about empowering people and communities to cultivate their own stories and make intentional steps towards growth. I believe that yoga and mindful meditation is the toolkit to getting us there.
I created Diana Ratana as a moniker, a creative outlet, and community where I could cultivate and support communities, entities, and individuals who are are in need of space and personal development/self growth tools and guidance.
Where You Can Find My Work
Hot Feet Fitness – Yoga and Barre Instructor
Seattle Yoga News – Contributing writer
Training and Teachings
In Harmony Yoga. RYT-200 Yoga for Health and Aryuveda. Marbella, Spain (2017)
Breathspiration Yoga Retreats. “Find Your Balance.” Resident Yoga Instructor. Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2017)
Nourish Retreats. “Radical Simplicity”. Event Assistant. Seattle, WA (2016)
The Booty Barre. Booty Barre Primary Instructor Training. Seattle, WA (2016)
Black Dot Seattle. “Work-Life Balance Through Yoga and Meditation.” Workshop Lead. Seattle, WA (2018)
Win Win Seattle. “Full Moon Manifestation Womens Retreat”. Workshop Lead. Seattle, WA (2018)
B.A. Information Systems, University of Washington (2013)