Teacher Feature: Diane Renzulli

Favorite part of teaching yoga? Hearing from students how they applied something they learned in yoga class off the mat.

Where did you grow up? Fairfield, Connecticut

Favorite movie? “A Philadelphia Story” because it is pure magic.

What inspires you? People who feel passionate about something –I don’t have to share their passion for it, it just inspires me to see people find something that brings joy and meaning to their lives.

Favorite food? Eggplant parmesan made by my aunt, Isabelle Renzulli

Favorite quote? A framed Jack London quote a mentor took off his office wall and gave to me:

“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
Dream vacation or favorite vacation you’ve ever been on? First time traveling on my own, backpacking through Australia and New Zealand.

Favorite yoga pose and why?
Actually it’s Tadasana because it’s a metaphor for so many things in life—much harder than it seems at first glance.

Favorite album or artist? Jeff Tweedy (love, love, love when Wilco songs appear in yoga playlists)

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