yogaHope, Prana Power Yoga (Cambridge)
Sue Jones, Founder and Executive Director of yogaHope has practiced yoga for over 10 years. Sue is a trained associate Baptiste yoga instructor and she combines her knowledge of the Baptiste Power Vinyasa yoga style with her keen sense of intuition to craft classes which are cleansing, playful and inspirational, and help her students access a deeper understanding of themselves. For the last six years Sue has trained, inspired and lead hundreds of volunteer teachers who have donated their time in substance abuse rehabilitation centers, domestic abuse safe houses and homeless shelters for women.
Sue’s bold vision of transforming communities by tapping into the power of yoga to support women through life transition has inspired a community of volunteers, yogis, and students to come together to make YogaHOPE a force that is changing not only the lives of the women it serves but the lives of yoga practitioners everywhere. Through her natural leadership abilities, endless energy and undying passion, Sue motivates those around her to open their hearts and give generously of themselves to help others through challenging times. Sue dedicates much of her time in researching the effects of yoga and mindfulness practices on survivors of trauma and those suffering from traumatic stress response. Sue and yogaHOPE are piloting a yogaHOPE Trauma Informed Mind Body Program in Boston and the surrounding area. This program will offer a clearly defined, structured and deliverable program for yoga teachers, social workers and staff of treatment centers and facilities around the country, thus making holistic treatment available to hundreds, if not thousands more women each year.
Sue cares deeply about her family, community, and students. As a teacher, she speaks honestly and directly to her students’ needs and challenges, showing them how to tap into their heart and intuitive voices and to find the strength to heal themselves from the inside out. She takes a personal interest in every student, providing individual support - whether through a gentle, loving assist, or through a heart to heart conversation before or after class. Sue is most fulfilled when she witnesses her students applying the lessons of yoga to improve the quality of their lives off the mat and she credits her students and her experiences with them as her most profound teachers.
Sue’s life and work has been profiled in The New York Times, Shape Magazine, Body + Soul, Martha Stewart Whole Living and on CNN Headline News.