Susanna started taking yoga classes here and there in 2009 but really found a passion for the practice in 2013 when Clay Yoga opened in her neighborhood. The inviting sense of community and love created in that space sparked a flame in Susanna to dive deeper into a practice that provided so much positivity in her life. Susanna earned her 200 HR RYT Certification in October 2014 through Diana Vitantonio’s Soul Activist Yoga Teacher Training. She is constantly looking to deepen her knowledge of the practice, taking teacher trainings that can enhance her capabilities as a yoga instructor. She has been sharing her passion for Yoga, teaching Power Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga at studios in the Pittsburgh area as well as private classes to her friends and family. In July of 2016 Susanna quit her full-time corporate career and opened her own pottery business, Four Sisters Ceramics. She is now free to dedicate her time to the physical art she creates and the yoga classes she teaches. For Susanna, Yoga is the most accessible and direct means of connecting her mind to her body and soul. It’s the easiest way to hit the reset button; letting go of judgment and negativity, so as to bring a sense of gratitude to the forefront. No matter how she walks into a classroom, as a teacher or a student, she always walks out feeling life is more beautiful than she realized before. Knowing that she facilitates that possibility of joy and growth for her students makes it all worthwhile.
Kendell began her practice of yoga in 1993 during her graduate studies in Cincinnati. She found that the practice gave her peace of mind and focus during the stress of her MFA program. Kendell discovered Kundalini yoga while living in Los Angeles and fell in love with the invigorating and meditative healing aspects of the practice. In 2005 she began teaching yoga in Pittsburgh and completed her 200-hour teacher training with Joanne VandenHengel in 2008. Over the years she has practiced several different styles of yoga, but her love of combining Kundalini yoga with flowing hatha yoga is what fuels her practice and her classes. She is excited to bring her Healing Circle to Peace, Love, Zen.