It has been just over twenty years since I first stepped into a yoga studio. Since then I have studied with many great teachers, from a variety of yoga styles. They have all shaped, and continue to shape, my experience and practice of yoga and meditation. I believe that breath and alignment are the most transformational aspects of yoga and rely on them for support as I make my way through this amazing life. After relocating to Fort Myers, FL from Philadelphia, PA in 2012, I was in search of a new yoga “home”; I found that home at Yoga Bird. I received my 200-hour yoga teacher certification from Yoga Bird in 2017. Although I consider myself a student first, I am honored and eager to share the dynamic tradition of yoga with others. My biggest source of inspiration is my three-year-old son, who is full of spirit, curiosity, and a playful approach to facing new challenges. May we all be that way on the yoga mat and in life. I am grateful to be a part of the Yoga Bird community and look forward to meeting you in the studio.
Sue Persia instructs the following:
Yoga Lunch Break
Give yourself a healthy break half way through the day. Yoga lunch break is a shortened all-levels asana practice. In just45 minutes, you’ll enjoy stretching, moving, and strengthening that will power you up for the rest of the day, without making you so sweaty you can’t go back to the office. Have a little extra time? Stay fifteen more minutes for an extended meditation.
The early postpartum period offers a profound and intricate journey. Could you use a little extra support and encouragement to find balance during this most transformative time? This six-week series provides a safe and non-judgmental way for you to use yoga to help you heal and restore, regain strength of your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, return to exercise safely, carry and nurse your baby with more comfort, and to share your concerns with and find support from other mom’s. This class is for mommas 6-8 weeks postpartum. Pre-crawlers are welcome; you can practice with your baby by your side or in your arms.This series is led by Sue Persia, MS, OTR/L, RYT200, is a mom, a licensed women’s health therapist and a registered yoga teacher. She will use her holistic and compassionate approach along with her medical expertise to help you facilitate emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
($90 full series/$20 single class)