Suzanne’s teachings encourage students to dissolve barriers, to dance & move through a resourceful practice in order to cultivate more intimacy with breath, body, mind and most importantly to each other. Her classes are devotional, dynamic and diverse…bold, mighty and introspective, weaving progressive sequencing, anchored in ancient teachings, and woven to attune to modern duty. As a former certified Yoga Works ™ Instructor, Suzanne dove into the reverent and integral offerings from the Iyengar and Ashtanga lineages with her teachers while living in Los Angeles. Suzanne also bountifully studied Anusara Yoga with Founder John Friend and several exceptional Anusara instructors since 2006. Suzanne is Co-Founder & Co-Owner of One Yoga for the People in Vancouver and holds a doctorate within Educational and Counselling Psychology. She teaches 200 hr, 300 hr and 500 hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings as the founder of Bindu Yoga School. She conducts teacher mentorship programs and international retreats & workshops. She is a primary faculty member for Yoga Therapy International and One Yoga Teacher Trainings. Suzanne is also the founder of The SARA Foundation, a charity organization aimed at yoga for cancer prevention & management.
Suzanne was incredibly honoured to have studied at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India, with BKS Iyengar himself, and several of his senior instructors including Geeta and Prashant Iyengar.
Suzanne delivers and facilitates teachings within a variety of avenues: public classes, international conferences, seminars, workshops, retreats, progressive immersions, teacher trainings, therapeutic sessions, interviews, online classes through YOGO.TV and has published in various medical journals. Suzanne was selected in Toronto's Sweat Equity Magazine in 2012 as a primary leader within Canada's yoga community.
Suzanne has orientated many of her studies of yoga philosophy within Tantra and her most influential teachers in this arena currently are Sally Kempton and Dr. Douglas Brooks. Suzanne continues to feed and share her curiosity in life by studying with several highly esteemed scholars and teachers, including within Sufi, Shamanic and Buddhist traditions. She continues to draw from all these sources in her own teachings. Suzanne's heart is captured, mesmerized and nourished by her husband, three children, malamute husky living in Ibiza, Spain, and her gracious yoga community in Vancouver, BC.
"One of Suzanne's greatest gifts is her ability to hold and provide space for those around her. Having seen Suzanne teach in many different contexts and locations around the world, like nature, she fully adapts to what lies before her, only to craft a truly magical experience on the mat. With a profound understanding of the mechanics of the human body, and a deep understanding of the heart, Suzanne brings her students into a realm of personal experience that is intimate, life-changing, and incredibly rich with emotion, sensation, realization and reality. She is a true lover of the beloved practices of yoga" - Alli Shafer
May our inner radiance light the way to recognizing the contributions & beauty that other human beings provide to this planet
-Suzanne Slocum Gori
OM TARE TU TARE TURE SVAHA
Green Tara Mantra