Chloe Diamond-Lenow E-RYT 200, YACEP, has taught yoga since 2013. Her classes are based in vinyasa and yin techniques with emphasis on linking breath to movement, mind to body, and heart to intention. She specializes in offering flowy soulful vinyasa classes suitable for most students with enough layers to push advanced practitioners to continue to grow their practices, as well as juicy yin and restorative classes accessible for all bodies that invite softening, exploration, and healing. Her classes inspire her students to bring their whole selves to their classes—hearts, roots, shadows, and dreams—and leave with a deeper connection—inside and out. Chloe has also led multiple teacher trainings throughout the United States, including for CorePower Yoga. She loves teaching other teachers as a constant student and teacher.
Chloe’s passions are in movement and social justice, and she loves melding the two in creating healing yoga classes. She studied classical ballet at Boston Ballet growing up and brings her passion and love for movement, dance, and choreography to her flow classes. She also holds a Ph.D. in Feminist Studies from the University of California, an MSc in Gender Studies from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. in the Study of Women and Gender from Smith College. Informed by her work in social justice, her classes are based in feminist, decolonial, queer/trans, and body affirming techniques. She offers students space to cultivate compassion, celebration, and care for themselves, as well as to honor grief, mourning, and loss. She encourages her students to use their practice as nutrients for radical tenderness—a form of approach to self/other that honors the legacies of trauma we all inherit and the possibilities we all hold to grow together through vulnerability.
Outside of yoga and the academy, Chloe enjoys spending time with her partner, their silly bulldog, and sassy cat. As new residents in Oneonta, you can most likely find them in their free time exploring a new trail or beer list.
Trainings and Certifications:
RYT-200 Power Yoga, CorePower Yoga, Santa Barbara CA 2013
Hot Power Fusion, CorePower Yoga, Santa Barbara CA 2014
Yin Yoga, Torrey Trover Yoga, Santa Barbara CA 2015
RYT-500 Janet Stone Yoga (in progress), the Stone Yoga School, San Francisco CA, January 2021-present
Music You May Hear with Chloe:
Playlists that inspire you to flow like a dance and feel deeply into your body and heart—every playlist is unique and often tailored to the theme of class—from the Piano Boys, to DJ Sol Rising, Janet Stone, and East Forrest, to the spoken word of Andrea Gibson—expect anything and everything!
“The body is my temple, asanas are my prayers.” B.K.S. Iyengar
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation. And that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde