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Suzanne Bergen

Charlotte Yoga

Suzanne began her yoga career in NYC in 1992. She was working and living in the city. Before yoga, marathons played a major part of her life. By 1998, she had completed seven NYC Marathons. Suzanne began to look for something to help her with flexibility and core strengthening. Her yoga practice began in 1992 with Beryl Bender Birch, who was one of the first yogis to bring yoga to athletes. Little did she know that taking two classes a week would lead her to becoming a partner in Charlotte Yoga.

After, the birth of her triplet boys, she moved to Charlotte, NC in 1997. Suzanne continued to train for marathons and practice yoga. Her neighbor and friend Grace Morales opened Charlotte Yoga in 2002. Grace opened a Ballantyne location and Suzanne became a partner. Helping run the business and marketing soon became some of her responsibilities. In 2006 Suzanne began her yoga teaching career. Since then she has been teaching classes at Charlotte Yoga. In the beginning she was teaching two classes a week and now currently teaches seven times a week; she can’t get enough. Her classes are hands-on, balanced, strong, and inspiring. Suzanne trained with Grace Morales for her 200 teacher training hours and took Grace's week long Hot 26 Intensive Teacher Training. Suzanne has taken workshops from Rolf Gates, Sean Corne, John Friend, David Swenson, Bryan Kest, and Dolly Stavos. Suzanne is passionate about yoga’s benefits, the importance of strength with flexibility, and the mind-body connection that develops with practice

Favorite product:

Pace Setter Skirt- A must for the summer!!

Favorite quote:

"You are not here to merely make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." - Woodrow Wilson

Cause/Charitable Organization:
Baby Bundles