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Susan Kraft

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I am an OM Yoga certified teacher at the 500 hour level, which means that my training is grounded in the use of precise alignment (influenced by the great teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar) within a mindful and breath-centered flow. I have also been deeply influenced by Buddhist teachings and practice.

Part of the joy of my practice over the past fifteen years has been ongoing study, and bringing the discoveries of this work both into my own practice and as an offering to my students. I recently completed and have been happily inspired by two years of Embodied Anatomy with the irreverent and amazing Amy Matthews. I have studied Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR-the invaluable teachings of Jon Kabat Zinn) and have a lifelong interest in both therapeutic and creative movement practices, such as Alexander technique, Thai massage, modern dance and Pilates. My certifications include the teaching of meditation, restorative yoga and pranayama.

Some of the wonderful teachers with whom I have studied directly, and to whom I am immensely grateful, include Frank Boccio, Jennifer Brilliant, Elena Brower, Christie Clark, Cyndi Lee, Frank Mauro, Ramit Kreitner, Carla Stangenberg, Jack Kornfield and Sharon Salzberg. They have all helped and influenced me in countless ways, many of which they may not even be aware! Namaste to each and every one, as well as to my students and family, brilliant teachers all.

When not on the mat I direct the Dance Oral History Project at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and write occasional pieces about this mysterious journey we are on together.

To find out more about Susan’s teaching and writing, check out her website www.sk-yoga.com.

Jaya Yoga Center: Serving Brooklyn since 2000