I have experience and training in successfully teaching over 200 adult students to become competent Tarot readers, and I apply my expertise to makes my classes – and the Tarot! – come alive for you. Combining intellectual exploration of esoteric concepts and grounded, practical knowledge, studying Tarot with me will take you on a remarkable journey of discovery and greater appreciation of your life and your environment. The Tarot is for everyone, regardless of being ‘psychic’ or not, and is accessible and enriching for anyone.
Topics and Themes in Traditional Tarot When teaching Tarot, there are related bodies of knowledge, so my courses touch upon:
clear analysis of symbols, devices and emblems commonly used in Tarot illustration,
deities from world mythology and their stories,
basic Western astrology, e.g. correspondences with planetary attributions and signs of the Western zodiac,
the psychology of personal responsibility and interpersonal dynamics,
awareness and use of language in describing and 'making sense' of the world.
Class structure and size Classes are intimate and small (maximum of six students per class), and generally last two and half to three hours (including a tea break). Courses generally run over eight weeks, with home study as an essential component for beginner students. Courses consist of:
illustrated lecture (vivid slide shows with imagery and keywords),
extensive handouts and notes,
practical work and games in pairs and in small groups,
individual reflection and meditation periods,
homework for both memorising and personal research,
private individual discussions before or after each session on homework.
Costs Private tuition generally is set at £300 per student for the entire course (e.g. seven classes at £42.80/ per lesson; to be paid by PayPal; discretionary rates for students/unemployed by agreement). Please note that the price per class may be less, depending on numbers wanting to take the class at the same time.
Student Responses "Diana brings the Tarot cards to life. She is an excellent teacher and a respected practitioner: her enthusiasm and knowledge creates an inspirational and relaxed atmosphere in which to learn. I highly recommend the Beginner Tarot Course. It is well structured and provides a practical guide to card interpretation and readings. Aspects of the Hermetic, alchemical and Neoplatonic influences behind the evolution of the Tarot deck are also presented, making accessible some of the complex correspondences between Tarot, astrology, the Qabalah and The Tree of Life. Completing the course has been a real pleasure; I have learnt so much and look forward to the Intermediate Course." - Sara H., London
"I really enjoyed Diana's course because it was clear, simple and very interesting. Diana was able in only 8 weeks to cover all the main meanings of the Tarot cards in a very effective and easy way. In general, I find it difficult to remember things but, in the course, I was able to assimilate the basics of Tarot meanings in very short time and without difficulty. Because of that, I have gained confidence with the readings I started to do to friends and friends of friends. Even if I just started to know about Tarot and there is more to learn, I feel more independent and in a sense "useful" to the people I started to do readings. I also want to add that Diana is very knowledgeable in Tarot, Kabbalah (she gave us a very clear introduction of it) and other fields related to spirituality/esotericism. Finally Diana is very kind, supportive and has also a great sense of humour." - Antonella D., London
"Diana is a great teacher. Her highly advanced communication skills coupled with her great knowledge, enthusiasm and intuition have made Monday nights the highlight of my week for the last two months. I'm sure the other members of the group feel the same way too. I've been looking for a way to develop my interest in practical magic for some time. Having a structured course seemed to be a good place to start, yet having undertaken no formal study for many years I was a little intimidated by the idea of going back to class. Diana's approach skillfully removed these fears from day one, and made the course both fun and deeply rewarding. Roll on the intermediate course! " - Richard N., London
"Diana is a gifted teacher and gives generously from her deep and eclectic fund of knowledge. The 8 week beginners course I attended was well-structured and professional and by the end everybody in the class was able to read the cards building on basic spreads; many of us will go on to do the intermediate Tarot course." - Tamsin H., London
"Diana is a thorough and enthusiastic teacher, making the information she shares natural to absorb. Her style is immersive and easygoing- a perfect blend for covering Tarot, which is also a perfect blend of left brain and right brain material. After studying with Diana I achieved a deeper, more rich understanding of Tarot than I possessed when we first began, despite having studied Tarot for several years on my own prior to our meeting. Diana gave me what all the Tarot books I had read couldn't - a sense of the heart of Tarot, a clarified, no nonsense history of Tarot, an understanding of the world of Tarot professionals, and confidence in my relationship with Tarot." - Virginia J., Sacramento
"I recently completed the Beginners' Tarot course at Treadwells in London. Prior to this course I had no knowledge on this subject. However, throughout the eight lessons held each Monday evening I learnt a tremendous amount not only about the Tarot but other subjects concerned with this medium. Diana is an excellent and entertaining teacher with a wealth of both experience and insight into the world of Tarot, and this has enabled me to look at my life and future prospects in a completely new light. So take my advice and do not hesitate to study with Diana as you will be in a secure pair of hands and enjoy every minute of the course." - Simon G., Brighton
"Diana is a great teacher. I had read lots of books about tarot, but it took attending one of her courses to finally start to get the hang of it all. I really value the time we are able to spend on each card as a group, bouncing off ideas from each other and lots of people pick out bits of symbolism that I would have missed on my own. Diana's teaching style is lucid, humorous and very helpful. You can tell she brings with her a wealth of wisdom acquired through many years of reading for a variety of people. I hope to someday be as intuitive and insightul a reader as she is." - Zac P., London