Yoga for Healthy Backs
Why do you teach Yoga?
It keeps me present and young at heart. No other job in the world requires me to consciously breathe all day long.
What inspires you?
Children, anyone who asks questions
Where did you get your training/certifications?
I have several certifications and have attended yoga workshops and trainings in all different styles since 1987. The biggest influence on my skill as a teacher has been from teaching yoga to thousands of students over the last 13 years at Thrive. My style is derived from the yoga tools that are the most effective and most pleasurable ways to live a conscious, healthy and loving life.
Studio owner; Susan has lived a healthy lifestyle for more than 30 years. Yoga Training Director and an E-RYT500, Susan has studied various yoga styles and practices for more than 25 years, including Baptiste Power Vinyasa, ISHTA, Kundalini, Yin, Restorative, Prenatal, Yoga Nidra and Therapeutic Yoga. Susan's classes are sequenced uniquely to inspire strength, flexibility and conscious awareness. Expect your yoga practice to surprise you.
Susan is the creator, director and lead trainer of the Thrive Yoga Teacher Trainings. Thrive Yoga Trainings have graduated more than 300 yoga teachers who today continue to uniquely influence yoga in America (and other countries). Thrive Yoga Trainings specialize in helping students discover and develop their unique voice as a human being and as a yoga teacher.
Describe yourself in three words: Optimistic, determined, direct.
Why do you teach Yoga? It’s made such a difference in my own life. I really wanted to share.
Something surprising about you: Tough marketing professional by day. Confident, compassionate yoga instructor by night.
What inspires you? People’s ability to see the best in any situation, to overcome challenges and adversity and to experience life to its fullest.
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Hmmm, dying to do flying trapeze but not sure I have the nerve.
Trainings/Certifications: ISHTA YOGA AT THRIVE YOGA 500HR
Jane teaches with a blend of confidence and compassion. She inspires her students to find presence and balance on and off the mat through asana, breath awareness and meditation. Jane is supportive and encouraging regardless of students' level of practice. Her hands-on adjustments help you feel proper alignment and allow you to go deeper into the poses.
In 2016 Jane received a certificate of completion from Duke Integrative Medicine’s Integrative Yoga for Seniors program and she’s a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Jane teaches regularly at Thrive and teaches a weekly active adult aging class at the Ben Gaither Senior Center. In 2012 she formed her own company Sarasvate, whose mission is to help people live with greater clarity and prevent memory-related diseases like Alzheimer’s. She’s aligned with the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation and has created a niche in yoga and brain health.
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Kyphosis
- Back Strain
Through Therapeutic Yoga Postures, breathing practices, and other yoga techniques such as pratayahara (mind, body and sense connection), visualization and meditation, you will:
- Gain strength and flexibility in surrounding muscles and
- connective tissue
- Experience new freedom in your spine
- Learn to tailor yoga practice for your condition and
- Relieve tension and discomfort in your back from stress and emotions
- Heal and revitalize your body
- Improve sleep and concentration
Open to everyone and all levels.