Suzanne Manafort has studied extensively with Beryl Bender Birch at The Hard and The Soft Yoga Institute and with Patty Townsend in the Embodyoga Teacher Training programs at Yoga Center Amherst. She leads teacher training programs at both schools and at the Newington Yoga Center in Newington, Conn., and completed the year-long Living Tantra program at the Himalayan Institute.
Suzanne has worked with veterans who suffer with PTS for several years. This work led her to study and learn the practical benefits of yoga for veterans, and to understand the additional training teachers need to tailor classes to the specific needs of veterans. Suzanne co-authored the book, the “Mindful Yoga Therapy Practice Guide” and produced two CDs: “Yoga Nidra” by Suzanne Manafort and “Breathe In Breathe Out,” a set of short breathing practices designed for veterans with PTS. Suzanne is on the board of directors of the Give Back Yoga Foundation. In 2009, she was designated a Wells Fargo Second Half Champion for her work with Veterans.Source: copperbeechinstitute.secure.retreat.guru