Susan Mondi

Describe yourself in three words: Fun, inquisitive, seeker
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 15 years-On the job training. My style is derived from the yoga tools that are the most effective and most pleasureable ways to live a conscious, healthy and loving life.
Studio owner;Yoga Training Director and an E-RYT500, susan has studied various yoga styles and yoga fusion formats for more than 25 years, including Baptiste Power Vinyasa, ISHTA, Kundalini, Yin, Restorative, Prenatal, Yoga Nidra and Therapeutic Yoga. Susan teaches within the framework of Kriya yoga using the tools of the 8-limbs of yoga. Her classes class 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.



Susan Mondi instructs the following:
  • Vinyasa Flow - Beginner/Intermediate
  • Popular flowing style of yoga known for practicing deep breathing and increasing self-awareness, as well as fitness. Students who like moving with their breath to build heat, strength, and flexibility will favor vinyasa yoga. Expect unique sequences and a wide range of music.
     
    Sweat Factor: 8
    Chill Factor: 5

  • Warm Hatha - Beginner/Intermediate
  • A well-rounded yoga class exploring postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama) and energy balancing, in a room gently heated to around 78 degrees. Classes include training in: pose alignment, relaxation techniques, concentration, and meditation. Expect to improve your overall sense of well-being.

    Sweat Factor: 8
    Chill Factor: 7


  • Hatha Yoga - Beginner/Intermediate
  • A well-rounded yoga class exploring postures (asanas), breathing exercises, and energy balance (pranayama). Classes include training in: pose alignment, relaxation techniques, concentration, and meditation. Expect to improve your overall sense of well-being.
     
    Sweat Factor: 7
    Chill Factor:    7

  • Open Hatha ($12)
  • A well-rounded yoga class exploring postures (asanas), breathing exercises, and energy balance (pranayama). Classes include training in: pose alignment, relaxation techniques, concentration, and meditation. Expect to improve your overall sense of well-being.

    Sweat Factor: 7
    Chill Factor: 7


  • Fall 2017-Spring 2018 200-Hour Teacher Training and Yoga Immersion
  • This training is great for you if you are looking to deepen your practice or become a confident and knowledgeable yoga teacher. Thrive 200 hour Training is a small group training (up to only 22 students) with one-on-one attention to the individual. The Thrive training curriculum is modern but rooted in the tradition of yoga. Thrive training programs were first introduced 9 years ago and have graduated over 300 unique teachers and inquisitive yoga students. Our faculty is several highly trained instructors from all over the country with broad experience in their fields. You will make connections and build friendships and mentors that last a lifetime. You will graduate prepared to teach yoga-- whether you journey to that path is your choice! Training is held from 10:45am-5:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays (unless otherwise noted) on the following dates: SEE TRAINING on the website for more details.

  • Deep Delicious Stretch, Breathing & Meditation
  • Postures and sequences designed to open and free the body of tension. Stretch and bring energy to muscles, joints and connective tissue. Feed the organs with fresh oxygenated blood and prana through breathing exercises. Explore meditation and visualization techniques to calm down, improve focus and sleep patterns. You will leave feeling lighter and more joyful-in harmony!
     
    Sweat Factor: 0
    Chill Factor: 8
    Fabulous Factor: 10+

  • Vinyasa Flow - Intermediate
  • A dynamic and challenging intermediate class designed for those who want to deepen their practice by exploring more advanced postures and methods of practice. Suited for those with a consistent yoga practice and free of serious injuries. Not suitable for those brand-new to yoga. Inversions, backbends and arm balances may be explored.

  • Yoga to De-Stress
  • $35 | Early Bird by Sept 20th $29

    Stress is a relatively new condition to humanity but it is one of the leading causes of disease.  Yoga brilliantly reduces stress, balances the body and gives us a respite from the never-ending pressure of today.  A yoga practice targeted at reducing stress will change your life.
     
    Yoga to De-stress includes lecture, self-inquiry and yoga practice sets to cater to the specific stress (physical, psychological and emotional) that you are experiencing.   In the Yoga to De-stress workshop you will practice and leave with yoga practice sets that target your most common stress experiences.
     
    Perfect for all levels of students, spouses & friends that are new to yoga! This is a great intro to yoga for a beginner. The advanced student will be equally as interested in specifically targeting yoga practices to reduce stress.  Expect asana, pranayama (breathing and energetic balance exercises), visualization, meditation.  Bring your sense of adventure and your sense of humor.  You have stress because you are living a full life!
     
    Teachers will earn Continuing Education Credits. Certificate upon Request.