A Little About Me:
My name is Diana and I’m a yoga and barre instructor based out of Seattle, WA with a passion for fitness, nutrition, travel, and the great outdoors. I’m also an adventure-junkie-yoga-yuppie trying to find the balance between the corporate jungle and the yoga studio.
Diana Ratana is my creative outlet where I freely document my adventures, misadventures, thoughts, musings, rants and raves. Rather than buying things, I choose to invest my time and energy in experiences and connections. Nothing thrills me more than wandering new territories, getting into adventures, and learning how I can connect these areas into my life for balance.
We are all looking for that balance in our lives. In this world of distractions, yoga and travel are one of the few things in my life that allows me to be present and in the moment. What better place to keep this practice up than to share with others?
How It All Started…
DianaRatana.com came to life 2 years ago in a dumpy hotel room during the middle of a Minnesota snowstorm that caused a missed connecting flight between Buffalo, NY and Seattle, WA. I had just graduated college and started my big-girl job as an IT Consultant and travelling cross-country for work. It was an amazing time full of flights, hotels, miles, status, and hours upon hours of work. Although I was having the time of my life with this new experience, I couldn’t help but feel empty. I was so focused on work that I believed that my career was who I was. That my time was only worth spent working. That my job was my life.
I started this blog as a means to document my journey of self-discovery, with the hopes of inspiring others who feel similarly. Since that eye-opening night, I solo-backpacked through Southeast Asia, began teaching yoga and barre again, hiked the Grand Canyon, traveled for myself and not for work, ended terrible relationships, started beautiful relationships, and learned to love and understand myself more than I ever had before.
Because of my passion for travel and wellness, I write about the destinations that have captivated me, the tips and tricks I’ve picked up to get by, and the experiences that helped me grow. This blog is a living canvas of my life as I discover, share, and explore these known and unknown parts of me. Hopefully, you and I can learn a thing or two while here. I welcome any comments, words of wisdom, jokes and insightful anecdotes. Thank you!
Not-so-known Facts About Me:
- Diana Ratana is actually a nickname I was given in high school. It is much shorter than my actual last name and rhymed, so it just kind of stuck.
- I began teaching yoga when I was 20.
- All of the international travel I have done has been solo.
- I left the country on my first international trip to Guatemala when I was 14.
- My first time ever staying in a hostel was in Vancouver BC, Canada just 3 hours away from my home in Seattle!
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