About Bertha Diaz:
Bertha provides precision yoga instruction influenced by her ability to integrate yoga expertise with an aesthetic sense developed during her career in the fine arts. She brings creativity and playfulness to her classes, and incorporates the specific needs, limitations and strengths of each student. Her classes focus on flow and exact alignment that allows beginning students to attain correct postures and more advanced students to explore their potential.
She began practicing yoga while working as an art curator in London, and became a Bikram certified instructor in 2005, followed by becoming certified to teach children with BUGS. After teaching Bikram yoga for a year, she moved to the U.S., and began to explore other types of yoga, including the Barkan method for which she completed the level II training. Keeping elements from each of these, Bertha started her own studio, Firefly Hot Yoga in 2008, offering to share with others her experience and her own unique view of the body.
Bertha believes in constant learning and participates in workshops from a variety of important teachers, including Jason Lawner, who uses the Anusara technique. She was inspired by the teaching method of Ken von Roenn to become certified in his distinctive Skanda technique. In 2010, she trained with Chris Simons in the suspension core flow method to offer her students the advantages of aerial techniques for developing strength.
Teaching people how to feel good has been the greatest gift in my life. - Bertha Diaz