Suzanne Martin is a mother, artist, and teacher devoted to sharing the heart, philosophy, and practice of yoga. Suzanne began her spiritual journey at a young age and studied various sects as she grew. She found yoga in 2009. Over the years she has used yoga as a means of self-healing. She has used her practice to overcome PTSD and depression, substance abuse, stress, back injuries from a car accident, and a life-threatening deep vein thrombosis. Through her dedicated practice she has healed the wounds of her past, learned how to skillfully navigate the present, and experience life as a divine, sacred journey. Suzanne is ever grateful for Ma, the ancient teachings, her teachers, the practice, and for her ability to share a healing and empowering lifestyle that can help her students find perennial joy.
Suzanne is dedicated to the Sri Vidya tradition. She obtained her 200hr from Jennilee Toner and 300hr from Lauren Toolin’s school Yoga Vidya. She continues to dive into the teachings of Sri Vidya through the study of Tantra, Ayurveda, meditation, and more at Yoga Vidya, The American Meditation Institute, and The Ayurvedic Institute learning from luminaries such as Ram Lev and Vasant Lad.
In 2015, Suzanne created the Holistic Youth Project (HYP) with Laurel Englesson. HYP is a nonprofit bringing yoga and mindfulness to schools in the Capital Region. HYP has helped hundreds of students learn how to manage stress, live compassionately, and follow their intuition. In 2014 she helped Jennilee Toner create and publish a book, The Perfect Chaturanga. Her illustrations and Jennilee’s teachings are now being shared globally at various teacher trainings.
When Suzanne is not in the yoga studio, you can find her in her art studio or garden loving life with her family including her husband, daughter, dogs, and chickens Mr. Fluffy Butt, Sparkle Toes, Mr. Sun, and mother Mary.