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Susana Gonzalez

Instructor

Yoga Alliance Certification Level & other specialty certifications: RYT-500 Yoga Alliance ID# 172254, Certified Yoga Trapeze Trainer

Where is your hometown? Girona, Spain

What do you enjoy doing when not on the mat? I enjoy reading, listening to music, swimming, cooking, and spending time with friends. I also love spending time by the ocean.

What is your favorite mantra?

yogena chittasya padena vacham, malam sharirasya cha vaidyakena, yo ‘pakarottam pravaram muninam, patanjalim pranjalir anato’smi

Translation: I bow respectfully to Patanjali, the best of sages, who dispels the impurities of the mind with Yoga, of speech through grammar, and of the body by means of medicine. This mantra reminds us that Yoga is meant to purify the mind, While Ayurvedic medicine can heal the body, and that our speech (and also our breath) is fundamental.

What is your favorite pose?

Inversions because they have taught me not to be afraid of something new and to let go of fear. Inversions allow all the energy to flow to the heart chakra which embodies love and peace. Inversions can make you feel beautiful, strong, confident, and calm. I especially enjoy handstands and headstands.