Suzanne Manafort, ERYT 500
Suzanne Manafort, ERYT 500, is the Director of Newington Yoga Center in Newington, CT and Founder of Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans. She has studied extensively with Beryl Bender Birch in the Hard and Soft Yoga Institute and with Patty Townsend in the Embodyoga® Teacher Training programs. She is now on faculty in both schools and teaches in both teacher training programs. Suzanne has worked with veterans who suffer with PTS for the last seven years. This work led her to study and learn the practical supports and benefits that veteran’s receive in a yoga program. Her experiences along the way have taught her that teachers require additional training tailored to the specific needs of veterans. She now leads trainings worldwide teaching the guiding principles and toolbox of Mindful Yoga Therapy to other yoga teachers. Suzanne is on the Board of Directors of the Give Back Yoga Foundation and in 2009, she was designated a Wells Fargo Second Half Champion for her work with veterans.