suzanne manafort

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A member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Suzanne studied at Yoga Center Amherst with Patty Townsend, completing her 200 hour and 500 hour programs in embodyoga®.

She completed 200 hour and 500 hour programs with Beryl Bender Birch and a teacher training with David Swenson.

At the Himalayan Institute, Suzanne completed the year long Living Tantra program taught by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and his Sage program also.

Suzanne teaches the 200 hour embodyoga® Teacher Training Program at Newington Yoga Center

She serves as a board member of the Give Back Yoga Foundation.

For the past several years, she has worked with Veterans with PTS in a program called PPRP (Post-Traumatic Stress Residential Rehabilitation Program). The program teaches Veterans yoga and its many practices to help them manage the effects of PTS.This work led her to study and learn the practical aspects of what benefits Veterans in a yoga program receive. Her experiences along the way taught her that teachers require additional training tailored to the specific needs of Veterans. Suzanne founded Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans. The program trains other yoga therapists to effectively use yoga to help Veterans.

Suzanne feels yoga has changed her life and is grateful for the practice. She is happy she can share it with others.

Each one of us can make a contribution. Too frequently we think we have to do spectacular things. Yet if we remember that the sea is actually made up of drops of water and each drop counts, each one of us can do our little bit where we are.  Those little bits can come together and almost overwhelm the world. Each one of us can be an oasis of peace.
~Desmond TutuSuzanne Manafort practices and teaches yoga at Newington Yoga Center