About Diane Doiron
Diane's personal journey of overcoming back and neck pain led me to study tai chi and qigong.
Diane feels fortunate to have learned these techniques, they have helped her control and alleviate her pain. Now, being able to teach these methods to others and to see the impact on their lives, provides her with a great deal of personal satisfaction. Diane offers tai chi and qigong sessions at various locations in the greater Brunswick area. Her classes consist of gentle movements, intended to strengthen bodies and provide greater flexibility.
Diane incorporates self-massage to help soften tight muscles and stimulate reflex points. Students meditate and use breathing work to help induce a healing state, which enhances their body's ability to heal. All of Diane's tai chi and qigong practices are short forms, can be performed either while sitting or standing, and are simple for the participants to learn. Read more
Diane started her study of tai chi and qigong in 2005 when she was looking for some relief from lower back pain. After consulting with her chiropractor, physician, and massage therapist she was guided to try either yoga or tai chi. Not viewing herself as having a flexible body, she decided to try tai chi. After just three sessions her chiropractor was amazed at the difference. She could feel in her body a sense of relief from her lower back pain and she found herself moving through life with greater ease.
After three years of practice Diane felt called to further her training so that she could help others. She chose to become a certified integral qigong and tai chi teacher through the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi with Dr. Roger Jahnke, O.M.D. She gravitated toward his mission of encouraging people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to accept responsibility for their own personal health. His tai chi and qigong forms are easy and enjoyable, yet the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits are profound. More recently Diane has attended training sessions with Masters Yang Jun, Li Junfeng, Ken Cohen, Terry Dunn and Mike Shunney.
Diane finds she is a different person after her own personal practice. She feels relaxed, energized, pain-free, empowered and ready to face the day ahead. She also sleeps better if she does a few minutes of practice before bed. The movements calm her nervous system and relax her muscles making for a better night's sleep. Diane wants to assist others in their search for greater health through her classes which she holds in the Brunswick, Maine area.