Firstly, this is funny. We’ve been swarmed by hives of yoga videos of the comedic sort over recent years and one might think the internet has been tapped out of honey. This almost 9 minute and change video is certainly worthy of a few smirks and giggles and rolls of your eyes. Meet Gurunista Gayle, the new celebrity yogi, because heaven to Betsy we need more of those, right Wanderlust?
The accompanying write up describes her as a self-proclaimed “master” of all things yoga.
A hotshot mainstay in Mudlake, Idaho, she has her eye on the big time -even if that means her local community center. Gurunista Gayhle is two parts enlightenment, two parts warrior and a dash of nirvana. Through her presence, prepare to have your consciousness unravel – sort of. You’ve never experienced enlightenment like this.
Starring Diane Hudock. Directed by Keith Apland. Written by Diane Hudock & Keith Apland. Here she is, Gurunista Gayhle.
This is the bonus section of the DVD.
Ironically, Gurunista Gayhle aka real person and yoga teacher Diane Hudock
is was represented* by yoga talent agency/management company YAMA who also steers the careers of such sensations as Sadie Nardini, Ashley Turner and Duncan Wong as well as promotes beneficial platforms for said teachers like the Yoga Journal Conference and Wanderlust Fest. (*Diane confirmed over email she’s no longer working with YAMA and they haven’t been in touch for over a year.)
Hudock has her own yoga style and brand called Ahmanda Flow Yoga®, ”a ‘bliss movement in action’ — a creative vinyasa focusing on the three C’s: concentration, connectedness, and completeness.”
And there’s a good chance she got those prayer beads from a dude in a cave, though we hope in real life she knows his name. Via her bio:
Her work has evolved with great appreciation and respect towards her greatest “teacher”, Himalayan Yoga Master – YogiRaj Gurunath who has served as her most prominent and influential guide along the path. She has travelled to his ashram in India learning the ancient techniques of meditation and self-mastery more deeply and remains a fervent speaker on his behalf, spreading his message of ‘Earth Peace through Self Peace’.
Cheers to Diane for laughing at herself and this sometimes kooky world of yoga we choose to live in. It’s a funny thing when comedy imitates life, or when life imitates comedy.
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