Susi Amendola

Omaha, NE
United States

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Susi is a certified Yoga instructor and holds an ERYT 500 with Yoga Alliance.

In 1983 she founded the Omaha Yoga & Bodywork Center one of the first Yoga centers in the Heartland, where she currently teaches classes, trains teachers and directs programs.

As part of her early training and introduction to Yoga, she lived as a resident of the Himalayan Institute where she studied yoga daily and served as the manager of the Institute’s Ayurvedic kitchen.

Currently Susi serves as a Senior Trainer and Stress Management Specialist for the prestigious Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, a program that uses lifestyle medicine, including yoga, to reverse disease. For the past 22 years her work with the Ornish team has inspired and informed her teaching.

Susi is a skilled yoga therapist whose heart centered approach to teaching blends Ayurvedic principles with her knowledge of Hatha and Raja Yoga.

She is also a member of IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) where she was an invited guest speaker for the SYTAR (Symposium of Yoga Therapy and Research) conference in June of 2014. Her CD and yoga tracks from “Embrace the Heart of Yoga” can be found on itunes

“I would like to humbly honor my teachers starting with my mom who introduced me to yoga when I was just 14 years old, She continues to practice yoga to this day and her dedication is an inspiration to me. A deep bow to Swami Rama and all the teachers at the Himalayan Institute. Also to Rolf Sovik, Nischala Devi, Amy Matthews and many more who have been a light for me and so many students who are trying to understand themselves. Finally to all those teachers and students whose practice, dedication and love carry the great teachings of yoga forward, I am honored to walk this path by your side”


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