Susan has practiced yoga for over twenty four years and is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level. She is the managing director of the Florida Yoga Teachers Association (FYTA).
Susan’s stressful career as a CPA led her to the benefits of yoga. She reduced her work hours for her baby daughter, and in 2002, received her teacher's certification from the Florida Institute for Integrated Yoga Studies (FIFIYS) in Tampa. Through FIFIYS, she has studied with world renowned teachers such as Nischala Joy Devi, creator of Yoga of the Heart, and the faculty from the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation in Bangalore, India. In 2004, Susan received her yoga therapist's certification from Integrative Yoga Therapy, where she developed an in-depth understanding of yoga therapeutics for a wide variety of needs and conditions.
Susan earned her Associates Degree in Ayurvedic Clinical Consulting and Aromatherapy Certification through the Florida Vedic College and Ayurvedic Center for Well Being in Sarasota, Florida. Upon graduation in 2007, she created Yoga Flow Essential Oils, where she sells fine quality oils and creates ayurvedic healing blends. In 2016, Susan opened Yoga Flow Lifestyle Center, offering individualized instruction in the art of living yoga.
Through FYTA, Susan has hosted weekend workshops and studied with master teachers such as Richard Miller, Ray Long, Roger Cole, Cyndi Lee and many more. Susan also teaches classes workshops in yoga, ayurveda and aromatherapy for health practitioners, yoga teachers and trainees.
Linn is an experienced workshop leader, having frequently led a popular workshop on Yoga Nidra. Linn developed “Heart Energy Yoga!” (HEY!), a four-session series to activate and integrate our chakras — which are powerful energy centers. The HEY! Participant experiences a unique series of specially selected yoga postures with effective energy releasing and forgiving processes to achieve integration through their heart’s center. Linn trains yoga teachers to bring the transformative HEY! modality to their students. She authored the brief book “Heart Energy Yoga!”
Linn’s classes have a meditative and inward focus with emphasis on listening to the body and breathing. She presents options so the postures work for every body, while providing a satisfying challenge.
Linn’s profession as a university mathematics professor spanned 30 years. Now in her 72nd year, she enjoys an expansive second half of life assisting individuals, teaching, and leading groups and workshops.