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Emily Sussell

Vinyasa and Yin yogini, Native New Yorker, Teaching Artist, Harmonium Hugger, Poetry Lover

Who did you study with?
My first teacher was Lana Heintjes in New Paltz, NY. She guided me to Yoga to the People, where I studied with many great teachers including Sam Chase. Today I study with Amanda Harding and Bobbie Marchand.

 What year did you start teaching yoga?  

What other jobs have you had? 
I’ve been a nanny and a pre-school teacher and I currently work part-time as a Teaching Artist, guiding yoga, art, and leadership activities for middle school students.

Favorite place that you have traveled to? 
Thailand! I spent two months there. I loved the people, the beaches, and especially the food.

List 3 words your students would use to describe your classes:
Clear, thoughtful, deep

How does your own practice influence your daily life?
In every way. My yoga practice has taught me how to be a human. I think about the yamas and niyamas a lot. More than anything, my practice reminds me to slow down and savor the present.

Favorite asana?
Uttanasana. I could fold forward forever!

Who is a teacher who inspires you?
Amanda Harding. Her classes are magical and transform me every time.

A great yoga class makes you feel…