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About Suzanne


Certified & Qualified ...


  • Yoga - YA ERYT-500 hr Senior Instructor & YAA 750-hr Certified

  • Yoga Therapist - Internationally Certified (C-IAYT)

  • Martial Arts - 4th Degree Black Belt in Karate & Jiu Jitsu, 25+ years

  • Fitness - Fitness Alberta Certified Instructor: Mind-Body, Spin/Cycling, Resistance Training, Older Adult Fitness, Portable Equipment

  • Coach - NCCP Rowing, Cycling, Mountain-Biking, X-C Skiing, Kayaking

  • B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education Degree) - University of Alberta

  • College Instructor - Department of Kinesiology, Red Deer Polytechnic

  • Reiki Master

Working with children, youth, adults, and all "athletes of life" ... and anyone interested in pursuing personal health & healing (physical, mental, emotional)!


Suzanne Blackwell is a C-IAYT Internationally Certified Yoga Therapist as well as an advanced yoga teacher & teacher trainer (Yoga Alliance ERYT-500 and Yoga Association of Alberta YAA 750-hr). She has been training/teaching yoga for almost 20 years. She has been the Senior Teacher & Director of Teacher Training for several YA RYT-200 hr Yoga Teacher Certification programs. She has also taught certification courses for Mind-Body Instructors with Fitness Alberta.

Suzanne has an extensive sports, coaching, fitness, and martial arts background. She is an active 4th Degree Black Belt in karate and jiu jitsu with almost 30 years of practice. Currently, she is actively coaching rowing (indoor & outdoor) for the CARC - Central Alberta Rowing Club. She is also a former elite mountain bike athlete and cycling and X-C ski coach. She was Head Coach for the Cross Country Ski Team at Red Deer Polytechnic for 7 years. She is a lover of nature (all things outdoors) and of this beautiful planet we live on!

Suzanne has been teaching meditation and movement-based lifestyle enhancing activities full-time since 2007 at local studios, recreation centres, public and alternative schools, and seniors facilities. Yoga styles taught include Hatha, Restorative, Flow, Power/Ashtanga, and specialized classes. In addition to yoga, Suzanne also teaches other fitness and martial arts / self defense classes in her local area. She often teaches unique and varied workshops and offers private coaching, instruction and yoga therapy sessions for individuals. She is also an instructor in the Kinesiology Department at Red Deer College. 

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