Diana Mountanos has lived most of her entire life with a focus on exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. By the age of 3, she was in the family swimming pool with a coach as her father was a lifeguard. He wanted my sisters and I learn to swim strong early on. Diana was a competitive back stroke swimmer in her early teens. Sprint relay running, archery, and competitive swimming were her high school passions. Racquet ball, weight training, long distance running, aerobics and other popular modalities in the 70ʻs, 80ʼs and 90ʼs was a lifestyle for her.
Diana always found herself talking with people, and being a partner to many who needed that extra push when it came to health and fitness. She worked for Tenant Health Care Systems in the Los Gatos, California at main campus hospital as the Director of Orthopedics. She worked for Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Reno, Nevada as the Director of Community Relations during the 1990ʼs. She saw alot of severe injuries at the Reno Hospital during this time and observed alot of of time with patients in intensive care where she assisted the nurses in the assessment process. She lead seminars on knee/hip replacement as well as spinal fusions and back surgery cases with surgeons. This poised her for what she would experience in her future.
In 1997, she found Bikram Hot Yoga, and her love affair with yoga started from that very first class. She worked with Bobby Jones, the studio owner, and was able to help redecorate the studio with all pieces and art coming from Thailand. She asked Bobby if she could work for free, to bring in more students by talking, and marketing the beneﬁts of Bikram Yoga. Diana wanted to devote herself to helping students after she experienced the total restorative beneﬁts of yoga.
As a consultant, she helped open several Bikram hot yoga studios in Las Vegas, Nevada and beyond. She worked the Bikram Teacher Trainings for several years and worked with other Hot Yoga Studios shortly after their openings to secure their successes. She has consulted with studios internationally, and has assisted/managed 3 Bikram Senior Teachers securing Posture Seminars. She has worked with countless studio directors, connected with hundred of teachers, facilitated Yoga Teacher Training’s, stayed with students starting their practice as a buddy, helped students with nutrition, and has always been a shining beacon for why yoga is essential for health, wellness and fitness.
As a Power Flow Yoga Teacher anchored in the Baptiste Method of Yoga, Dianaʼs inspiration, her dedication and devotion, are to work with students, to bring everything back to the student. This is her true passion.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. -Henry Ford