I’ve always been a student of yoga (the physical practice) and I knew how good it was for me and others, so I was a dedicated practitioner for many years before I decided to teach. It wasn’t till my mother became ill that I really saw how Yoga, Meditation and Faith helped her to heal.
This is when I got “the calling” to teach and share these amazing healing practices with anyone who would listen to me….so I began to study the philosophy of yoga.
Since 2005 I have been a student of Middle Eastern Dance/Oriental Dance and I’m well versed in all aspects of their techniques. I studied with Safiya, a highly accomplished teacher for many years.
Since then, I graduated from OM yoga center in NYC in 2006, where I focused my studies on yoga therapeutics and aliment based yoga practices taught from a Buddhist Philosophy.
Shortly after my training I began to teach at a women’s healing center in a major hospital. I went on to complete a training course with the Arthritis Foundation and now I am a trained exercise teacher and teach in hospitals as well as health centers.
In 2007, I founded a company called Choices New York today it’s known as the Shiva Shakti Yoga Shala.
My healing approach to diet and exercise is based on the oldest science of life – Ayurveda.
I travel the world teaching yoga as a way to heal naturally and to help the individual feel more connected to everything.
In 2008 I graduated from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and I hold a certificate of accreditation as a Health Care Counselor from the Teachers College of Columbia University and the American Association of Drug-less Practitioners (AADP).
Fast forward to today, as owner of Shiva Shakti Yoga Shala in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Suann offers public and private classes, along with Reiki & Yoga Teacher Trainings, in addition to monthly workshops.
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