It Pays To Speak Your Mind

Thank You Everyone.

The response to my post and newsletter two weeks ago was incredibly supportive and affirming.  I guess I am not the only one who has been trying to figure out how to navigate these challenging times.  Thanks to all of you, I not only feel comforted but also inspired to continue to teach yoga from my space of satya (truth).  Now when I listen to the news, I realize that there is something more that I can do other than make phone calls, sign petitions and march.  And I have been doing it all along – teaching yoga and helping people to find a space of inner peace and strength to follow their own path of Dharma.

We have made a slight change to the schedule at River Tree Yoga.  On Wednesday evenings I will only be teaching one class at 6:30pm.  It will be a Hatha-Yin Fusion class.  We will go slowly and deeply into our poses, look to alignment and strength, and finish with some long luscious yin holds to restore and rebalance our energy.

Other news at River Tree Yoga, we have a Yoga Sound Bath with Daniella White scheduled for Tuesday February 28th at 7:30pm.  If you haven’t gone to a Sound bath yet, you really should.  Imagine a gentle yoga practice followed by a nice, long svasana and being lulled into a deep state of meditation by crystal singing bowls, vocal harmonics and gongs. Participants are bathed in powerful vibrations that help entrain their brain waves into Theta. It is in this deeply relaxed state that physical / mental / spiritual healing can take place, activating the parasympathetic nervous system, cellular regeneration, stress release, and emotional/physical healing. Click here to register.

All my other classes are on schedule as planned:

River Tree Yoga, Fall City

  • Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:00pm:                             Hatha/Yin Fusion
  • Saturday, 9:00 – 10:30am (alternating):              Hatha Flow

Village Green Yoga, Issaquah

  • Tuesday & Thursday, Noon – 1:00pm:          Mid-Day Bliss/Gentle
  • Sunday, 9:45-11:15am:                                       Hatha Vinyasa Flow

BendnMove, Seattle

  • Wednesday, Noon – 1:00pm:                           Mid-Day Bliss/Gentle


Thank you again for your continued support.

Shalom & Namaste

Diana Bonyhadi


Sun Salutation Workshop – Rescheduled for November 2nd @ 1:30

Sun Salutation Workshop

Sunday, November 2nd

1:30 – 4:00pm

There are still a few spots left available for the Sun Salutation Workshop this weekend.  

Sign up now to reserve a place for your mat. 

River Tree Yoga
Tree House Point
6922 Preston-Fall City Road
Issaquah, WA 98027

Sun Salutation – Surya Namaskar  is nothing less than a prayer to the sun, the earth and all that is in between.  As we move through these poses we nourish the body and spirit in deep and powerful ways.

This sequence of 8-14 poses can be found in its entirety or separately in almost every yoga class.  If you have ever wondered how to step fully into and through each of these powerful poses, then now is the time to learn to own them, enjoy them and truly benefit from them.

This workshop will focus on the elements of alignment within the poses, techniques for transitioning between the poses and the role of the breath throughout the poses.

The workshop is suitable for all bodies and all levels.  Learn how to modify and adapt the poses to ensure safety, and enhance your practice.

Call early to reserve a place for your mat.


or email me,

New Classes and Workshops!


New Classes

Vinyasa Flow appropriate for all levels and all bodies.  Drop-ins welcome

Wednesdays @ 5:00pm at Issaquah Dance Theatre:

Upcoming Workshops

Loving Your Sun: How to get the most out of your sun salutations and learn the fun-damentals of the individual asanas and how to transition safely between them.  Perfect for building your home practice and deepening your awareness.

Sunday September 23, 1:00 – 3:30 – Village Green Yoga

Take the time to Meditate:  This is a wonderful workshop for anyone who has ever wanted to try meditation and also for those who have enjoyed a meditation practice in the past.This two-hour workshop will include asanas to settle the body, pranayama (breathwork) to focus the mind, chanting and guided meditation.

Sunday, September 30, 1:00 – 3:00pm   Village Green Yoga


Yoga Class Schedule Change

Hey Everyone,

Just heads-up that there are new changes to my schedule at Urban Oasis. I think this will be good news for most of you. Starting tomorrow, Level II Vinyasa Flow will return to its previous schedule of Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:30 – 7:00pm. And I will be adding a new Alignment Level I class on Mondays at 6:00.

Look forward to seeing everyone this week.

Shalom & Namaste,
Diana Bonyhadi

Yoga Reading List – My Favorite Yoga Books

Yoga Book List

Today I thought I would share with you a list of some of my favorite yoga books.  This list is not complete by any means, and I hope that if you have any books that should be added to this list, you will post them as a comment at the end.

Happy reading.

Shalom & Namaste,
Diana Bonyhadi

Dancing the Body of Light by Dona Hollerman and Orit Sen-Gupta
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar
30 Essential Yoga Poses by Judith Hanson Lasater
Yoga the Iyengar Way by Silva Mira and Shyam Mehta
Ashtanga Yoga Practice and Philosophy by Gregor Maehle
The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga by Srivatsa Ramaswami
The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V Desikvhar

Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
Yoga Body, Anatomy, Kinesiology and Aasna by Judith Hanson Lasater

Living Your Yoga – Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Hanson Lasater
Mindful Yoga – Mindful Life by Charlotte Bell

Poised for Grace – Annotations on the Bhagavad Gita by Douglas Brooks
The Radiance Sutras – 112 Tantra Yoga Teachings by Lorin Roche
The Bhagavad Gita – I have three different translations I refer like, try a few and choose what calls to you.
The Unpanishads translated by Eknath Easwaran
The Essence of Yoga by Bernard Bouanchard
Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh