The word mindfulness is fairly new in people's lexicon. Mindfulness is a beautiful term; now it has become a part of the vocabulary. I am all about self-love and care, but what do you do for others is just as important.

This image was taken in Mexico City when I was twenty-one by the photographer Nadine Markova. Before yoga, I danced. I was always moving. Nadine saw my potential as a model and would dress me up in elegant clothes and makeup. Even though I wasn’t practicing yoga, yet I was doing utilizing the namaste pose- it was in my blood.

This is part of the same series taken by Nadine Markova in Mexico City. The jewelry was Nadine’s from North Africa. I was pretty much a hippy then; I wanted to travel and see the world, and back then, you could do that cheaply. One of the things I got out of modeling was I had the opportunity to see different cities.

I am happy that Yoga is now received, that it's not weird and cultish like it was when I did my first training. In the last fifteen years, you see people walking around with yoga mats and accessories. I like this, but I also am wary of it being a fad, it takes years of practice to become a yoga instructor.

This image was taken in Nadine Markova's studio for a promotion. I ended up staying in Mexico for three years. I loved cities, the towns, the culture, the color, and the textiles.

I have always liked to be comfortable in what I wear. I wear less color now than when I was younger, but I’ve always had a very edited, classic style. I also pay attention to quality, even if I am wearing jeans and a T-shirt.

Since it was the 60s fake eyelashes, wigs, and lots of makeup where in style. The more drama, the better. 

I learned how to do my own makeup after a while. There were no makeup artists for models then, you walked around with your own book and your own makeup. It was a more permissive time.

Diana will be speaking at a panel for Nadii Wellness on "womb wellness for mental health," on September 26th at 6:30-8:00pm. Get tickets here.


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About this Event

The voice of the woman is stronger than ever today! Each person has a different energetic chart for manifestation. We will discuss how you can look up your Human Design chart to understand these energies, enabling the women's voice and ultimately mental health status. We'll also learn about Womb Wellness through the practice of Yoni steaming. Receive a $75 nadii goddess swag bag and enjoy a tasting from Monty's Vegan Cheese and Plant-based GoodMylk at Clean Market.

The evening’s nadii goddesses will include Dr Miguelina and Dr. Griselda Rodriguez, Womb Healers, Pooja Kharbanda, Founder of nadii, and Diana Rilov, Meditation Practitioner.