Pete Cooper


In this study, a single qualitative case study to examine the transformations that occurred in a participant who has engaged in the Diamond Dallas Page (DDP) yoga system for 6 years was utilized. DDP yoga is the workout created by 3 time WCW champion Diamond Dallas Page. Two in depth open-ended interviews were conducted with the participant. The first interview was conducted to gather raw data, and the second interview was conducted to validate the data. Eight first order themes were established in the first interview which consisted of a) injuries (physical and psychological), b) weight, c) pain management, d) previous yoga experience and experience with DDP yoga (benefits of practice), e) vocational implications, f) experience with teaching yoga, g) pivotal points that led to feelings of hopelessness and h) increases in mobility. A general interpretive case method was used to discover the tacit dimensions and group meaning units.