Diane Butera, is a 500 RYT-E yoga educator. She is committed to empowering students with wellness education that honors individual differences, and our innate ability to heal. She uses a variety of mindfulness tools to further wellness of body, mind, and spirit. Diane’s cancer diagnosis 12 years ago led her to become a strong advocate for healing through mindfulness practices, particularly guided meditation. She teaches authentically, with a true passion for supporting her students.
She founded and operated a highly successful, large movement studio for many years. Her teaching career includes instructing at: local studios and fitness centers, AARP, Lane Community College Successful Aging Program , Oregon Cancer Foundation, Trauma Healing Project, Retirement and Assisted Living facilities.
She has lead teacher trainings, continuing education, and specialized workshops in areas of therapeutic yoga including yoga for healthy aging, yoga for strength, foam rolling, stress reduction, better sleep, pelvic floor, yoga for disabilities and injuries, healthy bones, and back care.
In addition, she is a wellness coach, helping her clients to live a healthy lifestyle that includes good sleep, nutrition, and physical fitness.
Mindful Healing with Diane
I believe healing takes place on many levels. I am here to help. With guided meditations, my clients have found better sleep, peace, and healing. By practicing mindfulness tools they have reduced anxiety and fear. I know firsthand that the healing journey is an immense undertaking. I am here to help you discover what works for you. While there is an abundance of information and tools available when one has cancer (or any other serious illness) the choice of which path to take is deeply personal. Each phase of illness and healing can be monumental, as well as deeply transformative. With the help of those who understand the challenges, fear, and pain, cancer is not the scary monster we first imagined. For the past 10 years, I have been successful helping newly diagnosed cancer patients reduce the fear of hearing the words, “You have cancer”. I have assisted many people going through the cancer journey by using guided meditation and extra gentle mindful movement, along with breath work to reduce anxiety and help with sleep.
Here is a brief synopsis of my personal experience with cancer treatment. My process included six months of chemotherapy for stage two ovarian cancer. My days were filled with a variety of other appointments. Every week, I had an apt for IV injections, acupuncture, energy work, physical therapy, and psychotherapy. Every day, I did meditation, yoga, and took numerous supplements, as well as a medicinal smoothie in the morning. My naturopath prescribed plant medicine that kept me incredibly healthy throughout chemo. I truly believe that using botanical medicine is what helped keep the side effects of chemo at a minimum. In addition, I have the BRCA 1 gene which means that the occurrence of breast cancer is astronomically high for me. Having cancer was a series of losses. Hair loss was just one of them. I never did get used to seeing myself bald. There was also a loss of innocence that came when facing my mortality head on. I still default to worrying about a cancer recurrence even though it has been eleven years. Every little ache or pain triggers the panic. Fortunately, I have many tools to minimize the reactivity.
I am available for private and group sessions. I can work virtually with clients. Please contact me if I can be of service.
Diane’s Resources and Recommendations.
Pinky Ball https://amzn.to/3cGm9CH
Strap 8 foot https://amzn.to/3OxWzgo
Strap 10 foot https://amzn.to/3b9GkZi
2 Blocks https://amzn.to/3J8HuAU
Block and strap https://amzn.to/3PCi0hv
Yoga Mat https://amzn.to/3oxfWvw
Breaking the Age Code By Becca Levy https://amzn.to/3b9GkZi
Breath by James Nestor https://amzn.to/3R2L0yM
This Chair Rocks by Ashton Applewhite https://amzn.to/3SmfFrZ
Why We Sleep? By Matthew Walker https://amzn.to/3b9GkZi
Yoga Anywhere, Any Time, Any Body By Emily Slonina https://amzn.to/3PE18He
The Untethered Soul By Michael Singer https://amzn.to/3PSr69v
Resilient By Rick Hanson https://amzn.to/3otfAWv
The Body Keeps the Score By Bessel Van der Kolk https://amzn.to/3BdNV3p
Yoga Nidra By Richard Miller https://amzn.to/3cCgVaW
Fiber Fueled By Will Bulsiewicz MD https://amzn.to/3cJqO6R
Fiber Fueled Cookbook By Will Bulsiewicz MD https://amzn.to/3J5vWhy
How Not to Die By Michael Gregor MD https://amzn.to/3PCdCiq
How Not to Diet By Michael Gregor MD https://amzn.to/3b7CgbW
Whole Food Cooking Everyday By Amy Chaplin https://amzn.to/3S0pUD1
Yoga Nidra Relax Into Greatness CD by Rod Stryker https://amzn.to/3J5wT9C
Gut Health Dr Will Bulsiewicz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwN_QYRIq40
On Aging from Strength to Strength By Arthur Brooks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2GqZZj0aNY&t=1469s
Why We Sleep By Matthew Walker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTvxa0Rlhpg
Yoga Nidra with Rod Stryker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mfujZB_BhQ