Suzanne is the Founder and Director of Mindful Yoga Therapy. For at least a decade, Suzanne has worked with veterans who suffer with Post Traumatic Stress. 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 have taught her that teachers require additional training tailored to the specific needs of Veterans and others recovering from Trauma.
She has studied extensively with Beryl Bender Birch at The Hard and The Soft Yoga Institute and also with Patty Townsend in the Embodyoga Teacher Training programs. She is now on faculty at both schools where she teaches in both teacher training programs. At the Himalayan Institute, Suzanne completed 2 years of studies in the Living Tantra program and the Sage Program taught by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait.
Suzanne co-authored a book, the Mindful Yoga Therapy Practice Guide. She also produced two CDs—Yoga Nidra by Suzanne Manafort and “Breathe In Breathe Out”, a group of short breathing practices designed for Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress.