When Didi Von Deck first started Ashtanga yoga, three weeks after her third child was born, she recognized that Ashtanga was not like any yoga she had ever done before. After her first class, she found herself trying to figure out how to get more yoga into her life. It did take a while for Didi to develop a daily practice, but she eventually learned that, for her, the only way was to just get up early and practice. She looks forward to practice each day.
Because it captures her feeling about daily practice, Didi delights in Judith Hanson Lasater’s quote: “People often ask me, ‘Is it necessary to practice yoga every day?’ I tell them, ‘No, not at all. Just practice on the days you want to feel good!'”
Didi is eager to share the joy of feeling good through yoga with everyone. She is passionate about making yoga accessible to all, including her patients at the Cambridge Health Alliance where she is an orthopedic surgeon. She also is an ardent supporter of yoga and mindfulness in schools. She has deep gratitude to her teachers in all walks of life.