Susan Mondi

Describe yourself in three words: Fun, inquisitive, clairvoyant
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.



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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Hot Vinyasa - Beginner/Intermediate
  • Practice flow yoga in a heated room to increase heart rate and sweating. The heated room helps open and stretch your tightest muscles. Expect unique sequences and chill time.
     
    Sweat Factor: 10
    Chill Factor: 4

  • Thriving Thanksgiving Day - 2- hr Vinyasa (REGISTER IN WORKSHOPS)
  • SIGN UP UNDER WORKSHOP!  

    Join us for the Annual Thriving Thanksgiving, a special 2-hour Thanksgiving Day yoga practice to remember. Bring your family (or escape your family) and de-stress, stretch, and get hungry! Flow Yoga Practice for all levels of students.

    Practice includes:

    • Flowing postures and breathing sequences designed to build your metabolic rate
    • Alignment and holding sequences designed to tune-inward to stretch and strenghten body and soul
    • Restorative postures and breathing exercises to stimulate the “relaxation response”
    • Pranayama and Meditation for vitality and clarity

    Susan will offer pose modifications and more challenging versions so that all levels of students can enjoy! 

    REMEMBER: Register online in the WORKSHOPS tab in order to reserve your space ahead of time!


  • Vinyasa Flow & Core Strength - Beginner/Intermediate
  • Vinyasa yoga sequences and core strengthening sets. Become more aware of how core strength supports a healthy spine, increases mobility and the feeling of being light. Sequences are designed for a deeper understanding of engaging the core; breathing deeper to support core strength and vitality; and gaining more abdomen and lower back strength and flexibility.

    Class Level-Beginner/Intermediate:

    Great for students new to yoga with some experience in the basic postures (asana) and yogic breathing and experienced students with a regular practice who are comfortable with sequenced sets and are interested in integrating various yoga techniques for a deeper experience. Modifications and intermediate variations are offered.

    Classes will include:
    •Beginner and intermediate variations of the foundational poses including arm balances and inversions.
    •Beginner and intermediate pranayama techniques and longer pranayama sets such as:ujjayi pranayama (victorious breath; 3-part breath; bhastrika pranayama (bellows breath); and kapalabhati pranayama (breath of fire).
    •Yoga techniques to explore awareness of the energetic body (chakras)Self-awareness techniques to de-stress and become more present.

  • Thriving Thanksgiving Day (2) Hour Flow
  • $35 | Early "Bird" before November 10th $29
     
    Register Early! 

    Join us for the Annual Thriving Thanksgiving, a special 2-hour Thanksgiving Day yoga practice. Bring your family and friends (or escape your family) and de-stress, stretch, and get hungry! Flow Yoga Practice for all levels of students.

    Practice includes:

    • Flowing postures and breathing sequences designed to build your metabolic rate
    • Alignment and holding sequences designed to tune-inward to stretch and strenghten body and soul
    • Restorative postures and breathing exercises to stimulate the “relaxation response”
    • Pranayama and Meditation for vitality and clarity
    • Quotes, poems, original playlist
    • Sound Healing with Gongs, chimes, bowls
    • Savasana
    • Guided Meditation

    Susan will offer pose modifications and more challenging versions so that all levels of students can enjoy!


  • LIVE MUSIC Flow
  • Combine the joy of live music with the popular flowing style of yoga known for practicing deep breathing and increasing self-awareness and fitness. Joining your community in movement and play, expect to stretch and strengthen the body, and groove all the way down to your cellular membranes! 
     
    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


  • 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


  • 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+