Susie is the director of Pura Vida Yoga. She has been providing groups and individuals with health and fitness programs for nearly 30 years. She has been involved in many aspects of wellness, including aerobic dance instruction, sport training, Olympic weight lifting, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, fitness club management, Spinning, meditation, and of course ... yoga.
A Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist, Susie holds a degree in Exercise Science and Wellness. She has earned over 16 nationally-recognized certifications, including Intermediate Junior Iyengar Yoga Instructor, Power Pilates Instructor, and Reiki Master. A resident of Boca Raton for 47 years, she taught classes at Florida Atlantic University and has owned four yoga and fitness facilities. A back injury in 1992 allowed Susie to renew her interest in the therapeutic benefits of yoga for healing. She continues to keep herself strong through yoga and Pilates and studies regularly with senior Iyengar yoga teachers Dean Lerner and Manouso Manos. Through her joyful and friendly teaching style, Susie shares the gift of yoga, guiding her students to better physical, mental and spiritual health.
When Susie is not teaching or practicing, she enjoys the ocean, cooking, cycling, and leading retreats in Cost Rica and Nicaraugua.