My name is Susan Mittleman and I am a 500-hr, Certified Professional Yoga Teacher in the Pranakriya tradition, a lineage of Kripalu Hatha Yoga, and a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. I am also certified in Thai Yoga Massage, also known as Thai Yoga Therapy, and certified in Classically-based Yoga Nidra. I hold additional certifications in Pre and Post Natal Fitness and Barre.
I grew up in Los Angeles, studied theater and communications at UCLA, and, after traveling around the world, found my way to Atlanta via the international stage of broadcast journalism. I spent more than 15 years at CNN and CNN International as a Producer and Writer, and everything in between. The stress of wars, life and death, and crazy hours took its toll, but what kept me grounded was traveling, and yoga. I’ve been practicing yoga for more than 25 years. The exploration of what is possible, both physically, emotionally and spiritually, is something I found traveling the world and on the mat. As my career and life took a few turns, my practice did as well and eventually, in 2008, I started my journey of becoming a teacher with Yoganand Michael Carroll. I have been teaching, growing and learning ever since.
I truly believe yoga is a life-long practice that can bring balance and healing, strength and flexibility, and a greater sense of well-being, both on and off the mat. I’m grateful for my teachers who’ve guided my path, especially, Yoganand Michael Carrol, founder of Prankriya School of Healing Arts, Norma Chirolla, Mukta Kalsa, William Hufschmidt, Marlysa Sullivan, Sivananda Ashram, Tias Little, Bessel Van de Kolk, Leslie Kaminoff and many others who, over decades, I’ve had the pleasure of practicing with and learning from.
I currently live and work in Atlanta, (and via Skype.) I teach at yoga studios, the YMCA, corporate classes, private classes and one-on-one yoga and yoga therapy sessions. I work with various populations, including, but not limited to: able-bodies, athletes, people with limited mobility, people recovering from injury or illness, veterans with ptsd, anxiety and depression, and people in addiction recovery.
If you would like to schedule an appointment or workshop, please contact me.
In addition to offering group and private sessions, I also offer organizational help to de-clutter your life.
IAYT – International Association of Yoga Therapists
•500-Hour Professional Level Yoga Teacher Certification-Pranakriya 2011
•200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification – Pranakriya 2009
•300-Hour Yoga Therapy Certification – Pranakriya 2011
•Thai Yoga Massage, Level 1,2, Kam Thye Chow & Essential Certificate, Lotus Palm, Canada
•Yoga Nidra Certification – California College Of Ayurveda
•Pre & Post Natal Teacher, Oh Baby Fitness
* In addition to teaching yoga, I am also a freelance journalist, writer and producer. For more information, please see my website, www.susanmittleman.com