About Diane Kistler

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Diane Kistler

Diane Kistler is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) with specialities both in chronic pain and cancer. Her strong foundation for serving others was set from very early on in her life with her parents involvement in volunteering. She became a 200 hour certified yoga teacher because she saw Yoga as a way to deepen her own practice and a way to share tools with others which may make a positive impact on their lives. Her first therapeutic class was with the Cancer Community of Philadelphia. It was there that her real education took place, as she learned from the students enabling her to be a more compassionate, better listener and obtain greater understanding of their conditions.

In May 2018, she graduated and earned her Yoga Therapy certification from IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists). Her interest in Chronic Pain was piqued by the excellent guidance from Neil Pearson, faculty member of Inner Peace Yoga Therapy, physiotherapist and yoga therapist. His Pain Care Aware program is one of the leading programs to combine pain knowledge and yoga. She completed the Professional Pain Care Distance Mentorship Program (300 hours) as a certified Pain Care educator and as a Pain Care Specialist and Trainer.

As a founding partner in Pain Care Collective, her work has the opportunity to reach more and more people in pain. This online yoga therapy studio is just the initiative that this world needs as we address the epidemic of chronic pain.

She is so grateful to her teachers, mentors, clients and students in helping her forge a pathway towards serving others. Now armed with the useful knowledge of how pain works, a vast yoga toolbox, and her own desire to help community, this journey that began with her parent’s influence, has come to fruition.

You can find Diane online at her website. She has a private practice both at Garden Path Acupuncture and at her home studio/office in Gilbertsville. She has several private yoga students and classes. She is a Unite for Her provider offering private yoga for breast and ovarian cancer patients. Diane offers workshops, trainings and community presentations on Pain Care Yoga in the surrounding communities.


  • Certified Yoga Therapist completed in May 2018 as accredited by the IAYT (C-IAYT)*
  • Pain Care Specialist (Advanced Pain Care Yoga Certification)
  • Somatic Yoga Therapy with Megan MacCarthy
  • 500 hour e-RYT (Yoga Alliance certification, experienced yoga teacher)
  • PYT (Prenatal Yoga Teacher – Yoga Alliance certification)
  • Restorative Yoga Teacher (certified by Jillian Pransky)
  • Laughter Yoga Leader (certified by Dr. Kataria School of Laugher Yogal)
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, Elizabethtown College
  • Masters of Business Administration, St. Joseph’s University

* The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my C-IAYT credential not derived from my status as an RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.

Teachers and Influences

  • World’s leading Pain & Yoga Researchers – Lorimer Moseley, David Butler, Tasha Stanton, Fadel Zeidan, Sat Bir Khalsa, Bessel Van der Kolk
  • Healthcare Practiioners – Lonnie Zeltzer, Sonu Haikerwal, Marlysa Sullivan, Tracy Jackson, Susie Gronski, Matthew Taylor and Richard Miller, Timothy McCall
  • Inner Peace Faculty – Maria Mendola, Amy Weintraub, Nischala Joy Devi, Durga Lee, Neil Pearson, Antonio Sausys, Laura Kupperman, Dr. Marc Halpern, Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, Jai Dev Singh, and Chinnamasta Stiles.
  • Other Key Teachers and Influences – Jillian Pransky, Pema Chodron, Erich Schiffman, Doug Keller, Judith Hanson Lasater, Carolyn Myss, Donna Farhi, Stephen Cope, Marshall Rosenberg, Gurmukh, Mukunda Stiles, Bo Forbes, Leslie Kaminoff, Nikki Robinson


Diane is amazing! Super informative, fun, easy to connect to really overall amazing. I very much enjoyedour work together. She has made a great positive impact on my life.


Diane is so knowledgeable and has so much to offer to the community. I was very impressed by the plan she created for me. It has given me more energy, better sleep, and has made me more clear minded.


I have been working with Diane in both private sessions and yoga classes for more than ten years. Her professionalism and gentle nature are what enable her to maintain long term clients.

I started working with Diane in April 2022 after nursing a couple of back issues, primarily an inflamed sacroiliac joint.  I’d already been in PT but the results were very slow and unsatisfying.  Working with Diane and Yoga Therapy proved to be a blessed event in the realm of healing the physical body.   Diane did a thorough interview at the outset and each session came with a thorough follow-up email.  She also sent me home with print-outs of the various techniques that had been instructed.  I make a point to mindfully check in with my lower back, and re-visit the yoga practice at least once a week.   To date, the lower back seems to be at peace and has been that way for several months.  I’m back to running, lifting weights and some high-intensity interval training.  She is a committed yoga therapist, fully informed about pain management and other aspects of self care.

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