Diana Paschal is a 500 E-RYT yoga and meditation teacher and an integrative coach who guides others to self-inquiry, clarity, compassion and wellbeing. She’s taught at top studios in NYC and LA, leads international retreats and trainings, as well as her signature AwakenAwe workshops. She has studied a wide variety of movement and somatic therapies. Learn more about Diana in episode 80 of The Path to Authenticity.



If your life were a novel, what would be the title?

Becoming Whole

Where were you born?

Dyersburg, (West) Tennessee

Where is the place you call home?

the space where I nourish myself

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Lawyer, Dancer, Actor, Oceanographer, Reporter

What is your profession?

Yoga Therapist & Transformational Life Coach

What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?


What is your favorite quote?

“Conflict cannot survive without your participation.”  -Wayne Dyer

What is your preferred form of creative expression?

Movement, dance, swimming, singing

What is your favorite movie, song, and work of art?

It’s a Wonderful Life, Amelie, and Little Darlings; Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin, The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

Who do you admire most?


Over the course of your life, what is an issue with which you have repeatedly struggled?

I struggle with focusing on one thing at a time and making big decisions.

In childhood, who was your celebrity crush?

Zach Morris

What historical figure would you most like to meet?

Hellen Keller

What natural gift or ability would you most like to possess?

I would love to be gifted with musical talent to heal and inspire others

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Overcoming my own insecurities, fear and doubts and leaving the south

What quality do you admire most in a person?


What is something you would like to learn about?

Biodynamic / Sustainable agriculture

What do you wish more people knew about you?

I’m fascinated by a lot of things and could talk at length about a number of random subjects. I’m relatively private and somewhat introverted.

What is your idea of success?

Being content with your life and being useful in the world

What would you like people to say about you when you’re gone?

She was lovely.