J. Diane Kovanda
Diane has a Masters degree in Education with a specialty in Stress Management. She is a trained mediator, previously providing mediation in Barnstable , Orleans, Falmouth and Salem court systems, and she is also a Justice of the Peace. She is the director of training at Kind Yoga School in Centerville, MA. Diane has over 25 years experience in teaching the practical aspects of mindfulness and yoga to professionals in corporations such as Cape Cod Healthcare, the local school systems, private businesses, and individual sessions. She has the ability to apply specific stress management skills to the unique challenges faced in each workplace. Diane received her yoga training at Kripalu in Lenox, MA and is a 500 hr. professional level yoga teacher registered with the National Yoga Alliance. She has also had a private practice in stress management since 1985.
Charles E. Peterson
Chuck began his law enforcement career in 1979. He is currently a Detective Sergeant on a municipal police department in the New England area. His primary assignments have included patrol, K-9, and investigations. Chuck spent 15 years as a detective working narcotics and major crimes before being promoted and assuming the supervisory duties for the detective unit. Chuck was one of the original members and a team leader on the regional SWAT team. He is a Federal Law Enforcement Training Center certified instructor and he instructs for the Municipal Police Training Committee, The Municipal Police Institute and his agency. As an instructor he has provided specialized training in drug investigations, search and seizure and related topics. During his career he has provided training to over 1000 police officers. Chuck holds a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement from Northeastern University and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria University.
Tracy L. Peterson
Tracy spent 7 years working in the fitness industry as a certified fitness instructor and health club manager. She worked over 18 years in the high stress mortgage industry at the management level. Tracy began practicing yoga several years ago to combat occupational stress, find balance in her life and delve into the connection between mind, body and spirit. She has received her yoga instructors certification through Kind Yoga. She has followed up this certification with specialized training and certifications in meditation and other related subject matter. She is the assistant manager at Kind Yoga and she currently assists with teacher trainings. She instructs at several yoga studios in the Cape Cod MA area and sheis registered with the National Yoga Alliance.. Tracy has been with Chuck since 1986 and they have been married for over 20 years.