After 16 wonderful years, Divine Yoga founder Tanya Dumaine is passing on her legacy. Following in her father’s footsteps and seizing opportunity when it came knocking, Tanya opened Divine yoga in 2003 with the goal to help others find their path of health and well-being in life, and provide a style of yoga accessible to everyone.
Over the past 16 years, Tanya built more than a yoga studio. Tanya built a community, and that is exactly how this new partnership was manifested.
Pam found yoga in 2009. Always active, Pam was looking for something new. Something that would both challenge and center her. She took her first class at Divine and six months later she registered for yoga teacher training with Tanya at Divine. Pam then created a community through South Coast Yoga with the belief that good, quality classes should be available to everyone. Last year, South Coast Yoga morphed in to Zen Revolution and she couldn’t be more excited to take it to the next level.
Outside of yoga, Pam is a mom to a wonderful little man. She holds a master’s degree in business administration and works as a data system analyst. She loves her dog, cookie, birding and always looking for an adventure.
Nicole (Nikki) might be new to teaching yoga, but that doesn’t mean yoga is new to her. She also found her practice in 2009, another journey that began at Divine. She wanted to try something new, so she joined some friends (including Pam) for a class at Divine and she never looked back. For years, Nicole thought about getting certified to teach, and finally, when the timing was right she completed her 200-hour certification with Tanya at Divine.
Nicole is a wife and a mom to a strong willed girl and a rambunctious boy, a writer and wanna-be runner. She has a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications and works as a consultant. She loves the beach, traveling and getting sucked into a good health and fitness podcast.
Pam and Nikki have been friends since 2007 through mutual friends and big nights out. Following in Tanya’s footsteps (by seizing the moment) they incorporated Zen Revolution and are humbled to have Tanya’s trust and guidance to bring Divine Yoga to the next level while preserving every essence that makes Divine so divine.
We know that change can be scary, but we hope that this change is more exciting than scary, so we’ve laid it all out for you.
What’s not changing?
Our culture: Yoga began for the both of us at Divine and we were both certified to teach by Tanya. We’ve practiced a lot of yoga in a lot of different places since then, and there is something about the Divine community that has kept us close. We intend to preserve that very essence.
Our yoga: Every one of our teachers brings a unique element to Divine rooted in traditional vinyasa flow, meditation and healing. You’ll see the same familiar faces teaching the same familiar classes – and hopefully a few more! You can count on our teachers to lead classes safely and thoughtfully. We offer various styles, for various levels and believe that yoga is for every body.
We love the community built in both the Fall River and Dartmouth studios and want to unify that, so moving forward we will operate under one unified name, Divine Yoga & Paddle Co., with two locations.
The website got a makeover. A fancy-pants new logo, earthy new colors and new navigation.
The website isn’t the only thing we updated. We’ve released summer pricing and added classes. Have you tried SUP yoga yet? Join us at the Padanaram Village Summer Festival to try it out or catch a class on Mondays with Larissa!
You’re going to see more from Zen Revolution Inc. (our new parent company) too. That means summer Yoga at the Fort, clothing and accessories.
So that’s our big news! Don’t worry, you haven’t seen the last of Tanya either. She’s still very much a part of our community (we’re learning all we can from her)! She’ll be teaching Sunday mornings, as well as continuing to run our 200-hour Yoga teacher training program.
If you see us around, say hi — we’d love to meet you!