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Santiago Beltran Laborde
My name is Susana Laborde-Blaj, I'm a certified Yoga Therapist* recognized by the International Association of Yoga Therapy, a certified Viniyoga teacher and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, teaching yoga since 1996 and leading international yoga retreats since 2017.
I hold my practice in Belmont, California, offer group sessions online, and private Yoga Therapy both online and in person.
Passionate about teaching yoga, I also love being in Nature, strolling, hiking and kayaking, taking photographs, reading poetry and chanting by the sea.
1996, Mexico City, Mexico: Yoga Teacher Training with Federico Enriquez, Indra Devi's student, in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya
2008, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.: 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification with Sarahjoy Marsh. 1 year of apprenticeship with mentors Sarahjoy Marsh and Liz Eisman
I began to study with my teacher, Gary Krafstow in 2012
2015, California, U.S.A.: Completed 500hr Viniyoga Teacher Training with 500hr Yoga Alliance Certification
2018, California, U.S.A.; Completed Yoga Therapist Training with the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI), certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists
I thank my teacher Gary Kraftsow, my mentor Mary Hilliker, Dawn Summers, the AVI Faculty, Federico & Cristina Enriquez, Chase Bossart, Leslie Kaminoff, Virginia Filip, Sarahjoy Marsh and Liz Eisman, among others.
I especially thank all my students and clients throughout the years, you all have been an inspiration to me.
* The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my [non-YAR credential or other qualification], not derived from my status as an [RYT/E-RYT] with Yoga Alliance Registry.