Suzana’s love for Yoga started in 1994 at her hometown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since then, she’s been dedicating herself to studying, traveling and learning from many different great teachers. Hence, she continues to increase her knowledge of the physical, therapeutic, energetic and philosophical aspects of yoga. Suzana travels to India regularly to deepen her understanding of the yogic traditions and styles. Suzana is a (RYT) Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher, certified Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yoga Sculpt, Meditation and Yin Yoga teacher, but humbly considers herself a student. In fact, she likes to share that, “Yoga is a lifestyle, a way of living and it’s immeasurable the benefits that it creates in the consciousness and soul, mind and body. It is a path that enlightens and revels our true nature. It teaches us to go through situations with grace and patience, being present and also connected, gifting us with physical and mental flexibility, hope, health, compassion, calmness, strength, inner peace, balance and sense of community. I believe that when we step on our yoga mats we are practicing love for ourselves and sharing that love and light to the Universe.” “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita
Yoga Instructor Category: Yoga Instructor
Amanda inspires connection, sustainability and self-inquiry through a wide variety of high-quality yoga classes, trainings and retreats. Her mission as a teacher is to help others recognize that mindfulness can take many forms and may be cultivated in a myriad of ways, such as yoga, martial arts, meditation, self-care, or by being present. She teaches heart-centered classes that range from upbeat to serious, humble to powerful, and everything in-between specializing in systematic sequences that encourage you to OWN your practice as it needs to exist in each breath without comparing yourself to the person next to you, trying to live up to your previous practice, or shutting down when something challenges you…valuable qualities for your life, too!
Island: Big IslandTeaching times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4pm Flow at Yoga Centered in HiloTeaching Times: Wednesdays 5:30pm, Yang/Yin at Yoga Centered in HiloTeaching Times: Saturdays 9:30am Flow at Yoga Centered in HiloTeaching Times: Retreats throughout the yearTeaching Times: Monthly workshops on Oahu at Mindful Matters Wellness Center in KailuaTeaching Times: 200-hour teacher trainings, currently on Oahu, soon on the Big Island!Teaching Times: 1:1 200-hour teacher training mentorships, by request, Oahu or Big Island