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Be a Student of Your Body - Student Workshop Series

with Sandy Gross

Sat, January 19th Noon to 5pm

Study Yoga Mentoring Group

with Swami Atmarupa & Sandy Gross
 2/8, 2/10

Restorative Yoga : Opening to Healing Energy 

with Deb Smith
Friday, Feb. 15th 5:30 to 7:30pm

Forgiveness & Salutations : Lifestyle Yama & Niyama

with Swami Atmarupa
Sat. March 2nd 2:00 to 4:00 pm



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Susan Gundersen

RYT 500, AYT-2Susan Gundersen | Atma Center


Sue started doing yoga at the Atma Center in May 2010 and quickly found herself drawn to deeper studies in yoga, including Teacher Training through the Yoga Academy of North America. During that program, she taught women prisoners serving out their term in a transitional program at The Salvation Army Harbor Light in Cleveland and found that she enjoyed sharing the benefits of what she had learned and practiced herself. Sue traveled to India in December 2011 to further her understanding of yoga history and philosophy and says of the experience, "I learned to trust and have faith, a whole new way of being. Going to the Atma Center and the practices of Satyananda yoga transformed my life. I found my path."

Sue has been an registered nurse since 1982 and worked primarily with elderly clients in long term care. She draws upon this knowledge to help beginning yoga students make poses work for their bodies, no matter what physical limitations they may be facing, and to help all of her students address the challenges of aging in a holistic way. Sue invites you to her classes so she can share her enthusiasm for yoga with you.

Education Background

  • Associates of Applied Science in Nursing from Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio

Yoga Education Background

Mantra Diksha Initiation, 2011

Certifications, Registrations, Accreditations:

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance (RYT-500 hours)
  • Accredited Yoga Teacher Level 2, SATYANANDA YOGA®

Workshops, courses and other trainings:

  • Yogic Studies 1 & 2, SATYANANDA YOGA®
  • Teacher Training 1 & 2, SATYANANDA YOGA®
  • SATYANANDA YOGA® workshops, satsangs, and continuing teacher training