Susan Mathis

Columbia, MO
United States

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Susan Mathis E-RYT200

Susan loves to explore energy, breath and movement in life and in her yoga practice. After discovering the Kripalu Yoga Center 10 years ago, she found a home at alleyCat Yoga as a regular student. As a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Susan brings the elements of Kripalu yoga to each class as she encourages students to use yoga poses as a means to explore the space on the inside, using yoga poses as a bridge between the body and the mind.

Susan’s Kripalu Yoga and Kripalu Flow class offers a unique combination of energy and meditation through meditaion, pranayama , yoga poses, and yoga posture flows. An avid hiker, scuba diver, rock climber and traveler, Susan brings her love of experiences to each Kripalu Yoga Class.

As an early childhood educator for 20 years, Susan has a deep understanding of a child's natural desire for exploration and movement. Susan founded Yoga to Grow in 2008 as she recognized a need for children to have a non-competitive environment where they could explore yoga, breath and relaxation. Her kids classes are centered around teaching yoga through play and imagination. Stories, songs, and games help children explore simple relaxation and meditation exercises and will offer yoga as a playful and enjoyable experience. Susan delights in sharing the joys of yoga and movement and children in her classes.

Susan is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200) and a Certified YogaKids Facilitator (CYKF) with YogaKids International. She completed her Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training in Feb of 2010 and will complete her 500 Hour Professional Level Kripalu Teacher Training in January 2014. Susan is also a registered Radiant Child Yoga Teacher. A former Kindergarten and Preschool teacher, Susan worked for the Parents As Teachers program from 1990 to 2009. Susan currently serves as a National Trainer for the National Center for Parents as Teachers and is the mother of two teen-age children.

Susan is the director and owner of Yoga to Grow and alleyCat Yoga.

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