Daria Wall

Daria began exploring the world of yoga in 2008, initially practising Vinyasa Yoga. She quickly became fascinated by Forrest Yoga and travelled across the world to train with Ana Forrest and completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training in Hong Kong.

Students often say that her appetite for yoga is infectious. Daria strongly believes in working without struggle, feeling free and taping into our own ecstatic spectrum. Daily practice, using Forrest Yoga poses and sequences, strengthened her own injured spine, and it was that injury that started Daria’s fascination with the human body and its biomechanics.

Daria is trained in full body massage, myofascial release, Thai massage and Chinese medicine. She has also studied with a Forrest Yoga guardian Brian Campbell and an international yoga teacher, author, acupuncturist and health & wellness specialist, Tiffany Cruikshank.

Daria is continuing her journey with Forrest Yoga by completing the mentorship with the Forrest Yoga Guardian, Sandra Heider. Excitingly, recently Daria was a volunteer at the Elephant Conservation Rescue Centre near Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, and had a privilege to care for these remarkable creatures but also teach yoga for the visitors of the Centre. In January 2015 she is going back to Thailand to complete a Professional Thai Massage 150 Hour training at the Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai.

I am passionate about teaching and working with people and therefore I aim to create a safe environment for a mixture of bodywork or playful but challenging and dynamic classes that may require students to step out of their comfort zone in order to go deeper in their own body and enjoy the journey they are on.

Daria Wall
 How much of you is determined by your genetics? 90%, 50% or 5%? It's been shown that the genes your born with only determine 5% of what you will end up being like, looking like and feeling. The other 95% comes from your environment; what you eat and how you live. Let's say we have identical twins, with identical genes. If the twins grew up together they would most likely look pretty similar when they are young. One of the twins becomes an elite athlete, training every day and eating well, the other twin becomes an office worker, living a mostly sedimentary lifestyle, eating mainly junk food and processed meals. Now, as you can imagine these twins will look very different, and with more and more time the differences would enlarge. It’s the environment, not genetics that cause the difference seen in twins. Many studies have looked at identical twins and have concluded that the majority of the factors that contribute to ageing and degenerative diseases are due to the environment not the inherited genetics. If you want to learn more about how food can affect you on a genetic level come down to our Wellbeing Clinic talk, The Power of Food on Sunday the 29th of April at 11.30am at our DP Wellbeing studio in Broughty Ferry. It's a free talk and no sign up is required. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #lovescotland #scotland #eathealthy #visitscotland #yogaretreat #yoga #yogaeverywhere #scottishbloggers #igblogger #scotspirit #yogaeverydamnday #foodporn #wholefoods #instascotland #poweroffood #healthyfood #food #scotlandmagazine #genetics  Do you often say you need a holiday? Yeah me too. What if I told you that you can have holidays as often as every week? That you can feel relaxed, struggle and stress free. That all those aches and pains would magically disappear. That the throbbing you feel behind your eyes was gone. ⠀ Wild idea, right? ⠀ So many people tell me that they just can’t switch off when they are at home and they need actual travel time to do it, even then it takes a few days for the good medicine to start working. ⠀ What if you would do it regularly so you wouldn’t get to the point when you are overloaded?. ⠀ What would happen if on Friday night you decided to retreat your mobile into a drawer...You don’t even need to turn it off, just put it away, somewhere where you need to make an effort to retrieve it. So it’s not permanently attached to your arm. ⠀ Wake up in the morning stretching, yawning and snoozing your alarm...oh and the phone isn’t there to grab and start scrolling, it retreats itself in the drawer, remember? ⠀ Make your favourite morning drink. ⠀ Maybe roll out your mat and sit there for a few minutes. Moves may come or may not, sitting and breathing is pretty awesome too. ⠀ ⠀ Then make food that matters. With love, slow and mindful. ⠀ And then go about your day, breathing the air in, using lenses of your eyes to admire the world around you...while your mobile is also taking a break in the cupboard. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #mindfulness#lovescotland #scotland #theglobewanderer #visitscotland #yogaretreat #yoga #yogaeverywhere #scottishbloggers #travelblogger #getoutdoors #igblogger #scotspirit #yogaeverydamnday #OutAndAboutScotland #hiddenscotland #instascotland #scotlandexplore #scotlandlover #scotland_greatshots #scotlandmagazine #scottishoutdoors #neverstopexploring
 I seriously have the best sister ever! Who not only agreed to go with me to a gig she wasn’t interested in and wasn’t feeling great, drove me there (3h one way!!), and worst was last- I made her to take this pic in front of 13k folk. The past 48h were pretty intense and as I sit at the airport I can’t help to feel so incredibly grateful  ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #bestsister #bond #theglobewanderer #family #grateful #yoga #yogaeverywhere #scottishbloggers #travelblogger #getoutdoors #igblogger #scotspirit #yogaeverydamnday #love #handstand #upsidedown #inversion #headstand #30secondstomars #gig #poland #neverstopexploring  Today is a pretty important day  It’s the New Moon time but not just usual new moon - Aries aligns with the planet Uranus. This means this New Moon is perfect for making a positive change in your life. The fixed star aligned with the new moon portends determination and final success, so this really is a wonderful time for a positive change. ⠀ This new moon is particularly good for making a fresh start in your life. Whether rejuvenating existing dreams or making new ones, the planets align in your favor. This is also a spiritual new moon that brings compassion. It’s not to be missed. You can either draw your own board or spend some time thinking about your desires. ⠀ ⠀ The way I do it is that I put myself in the centre (who I want to be) and I steam from that:  how do I want to feel  what do I want to have,  what do I want to learn and how I want to evolve  where I want to be?  What house I want to have (not only the actuall house but the feeling it brings)  where I want to be spiritually  who I want to be with?  What people I want in my life  what career I want  traveling is big part of my board, health is also and the relationship with my body. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #lovescotland #scotland #newmoon #moon #yogaretreat #mindfulness #spiritualgangster #spiritualjunkie #whoIwanttobe #believe #astrology #aries #uranus #rightquestions #askyourself #be
 Well Foodies, this happened today! I asked Debbie if she would like a summer retreat, she said ‘yeah, let’s do this’ and 30min later we had it all booked and organised!  registration is open so COME! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #eathealthy #scotland #lovefood #foodporn #yogaretreat #yogakitchwn #yogaeverywhere #scottishbloggers #foodblogger #getoutdoors #igblogger #scotspirit #healthytymmy #OutAndAboutScotland #hiddenscotland #yum #scotlandexplore #healthy #foodphotography #scotlandmagazine #yummy #summer #elie  Beautiful views from Ben Gulabin today, easy and quick walk, just a wee Corbett and zero humans on the way⛰ ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #lovescotland #scotland #theglobewanderer #visitscotland #yogaretreat #yoga #yogaeverywhere #scottishbloggers #travelblogger #getoutdoors #igblogger #scotspirit #yogaeverydamnday #OutAndAboutScotland #hiddenscotland #instascotland #scotlandexplore #scotlandlover #scotland_greatshots #scotlandmagazine #scottishoutdoors #munro #corbett #munrobagging #glenshee #hiking #osprey #walkhighlands #bengulabin