Susan Elena Esquivel**

susanelena_esquivel_photoSusan Elena Esquivel started dancing at age 5 beginning a lifelong fascination with form and alignment as well as the body/mind connection. She has been studying yoga for the past 20 years with a focus on the Iyengar method.
She is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher at the Intro II Level and registered with the National Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 level. She completed Certified Senior Iyengar Teacher Elise Browning Miller‘s Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher Training Program and is a Certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer. Her classes are infused with the knowledge of spinal health gained in her ongoing apprenticeship with Elise from whom she learns firsthand the nuances of scoliosis and other spinal disorders. Working with spinal imbalances is one of her main interests and a way she hopes to ease suffering.
Currently, she continues mentoring and apprenticing with Certified Iyengar Teacher and Teacher Trainer Peentz Dubble and studying with Certified Advanced Senior Iyengar Teacher Patricia Walden working towards her Junior I certification. She traveled to Pune, India to study with Geeta Iyengar in December 2015 and will return to the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in 2017 to further her studies with the Iyengars. Susan Elena is a member of INYAUS – Iyengar National Yoga Association of the United States and serves as a Board Member of the New England Iyengar Chapter  – IYANE.
Susan Elena is a nationally recognized sculptor/artist, loves nature, playing the cello and believes yoga is the gateway for her students to reconnect with their bodies and spirits. Through art and yoga she endeavors to ease suffering and bring her students closer to a fuller, more joyful life.
Susan Elena is a member of the Iyengar faculty at Down Under Yoga in Newton, MA and is the owner, co-director of River Valley Yoga in Florence, MA. She is available for group classes and private lessons in the Boston area as well as Western MA.

E-RYT 500 certified iyengar yoga teacher and yoga for scoliosis trainer

River Valley Yoga Center
30 N. Maple Street
Florence, MA 01062
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