Suzanne Stephens of Yoga Empowered


Sabbatical

Suzanne is currently taking time off to focus on her personal yoga practice + to study photography. Sign up for Yoga Empowered News to be notified of up-coming workshops or retreats. Suzanne may be available for Private Lessons.



Philosophy

Suzanne specializes in teaching you how to empower yourself using yoga tools (including asana, pranayama, meditation, self-study and ritual) enabling you to be the best version of yourself that you can be. Living with Multiple Sclerosis, Suzanne has been empowered by the yoga tools she has learned to incorporate into her daily life.


Qualifications

Suzanne Stephens is a 500 hour certified yoga instructor trained in the Viniyoga lineage by Tracy Weber at Whole Life Yoga Studio in Seattle, WA. Her final 300 hours of training emphasized Therapeutic Yoga applications.

Suzanne is registered with Yoga Alliance (500 RYT) and is proud to be referred by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater NW Chapter. Suzanne completed the Level 1 iRest® Yoga Nidra Training in October 2011 through the Integrative Restoration Institute with Richard Miller. She has completed an 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training and brings 10+ years experience of Mindfulness Practice to her classes. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Suzanne continues to train, practice and enrich her teachings as well as her Personal Yoga Practice.


History

After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2003, Suzanne began taking Yoga classes at a local YMCA to manage stress. In this time of uncertainty her Yoga Practice empowered her to use her body to feel better. Several years of study and practice have followed. She still has Multiple Sclerosis but Multiple Sclerosis doesn’t have her any more.

Read more about Suzanne and Yoga Empowered for Chronic Conditions in this interview on EveryDay Health.com. and in this interview at Infectiously Optimistic.

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