Classes are offered both in studio, and virtually - choose how you want to practice.
Suzanne Mazzarelli specialize in working with people who are ready to address chronic stress and anxiety in the face of life struggles, aging and/or persistent pain.
Anxiety is rampant in our society, effecting both young and old. It can be debilitating. Often, those who suffer feel alone and not understood. Fear may limit what we do and increase that sense of isolation. Working with the breath to learn to engage the relaxation response is very effective and empowering. Learn easy techniques to feel more grounded and relaxed in times of stress.
Yoga therapy will change your relationship to your body and to pain. It IS possible to feel better.
Often when we suffer from chronic pain or illness, we experience a deep loss of control over our lives. We can feel grief and isolation. Fear determines what we do and don’t do. The only thing that we can control is our reaction to the cards we are dealt.
Modern science has come out with compelling evidence to support ancient beliefs and practices. Mindfulness, breath awareness and other yogic tools inform us about our self and our discomfort. When we better understand and change our perception of what is happening, pain is diminished. Education is an integral part of a yoga therapy session.
A yoga therapist assesses your physical body looking for misalignment or imbalance. She will ask questions about your history, your injury and any limitations. Your breath, quality of sleep, emotions, nervous system, daily activities and goals are also addressed as they play an important role in overall health. Spend time looking at the whole picture.
Anxiety and/or persistent pain means that you enjoy your life less. You can feel better! Be truly seen and heard. Connect your body, mind and spirit. Learn powerful tools to take charge of your own life, your own healing and feel better. Experience less pain, more tolerance to chronic stressors and a renewed sense of clarity.
Yoga therapy works on many levels. Suzanne will help you come up with a specific plan, tailored to you. It may include:
Physical postures/movements targeted to strengthen and stretch key muscle groups to realign your body
Somatic Movement Education
Mindful breath work
Visualizations or guided relaxation
Education around the body, mind or spirit.
Working with your health care provider to provide optimal treatmen
To find out more or to determine if you are ready for this type of work, please call Suzanne at 413-429-5650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Suzanne offers instruction which is subtle, yet unmistakably powerful. Whether leading a gentle or more vigorous practice, Suzanne's expert attention to fostering conscious breath on movement with a focus on precise alignment, empowers students of all levels to discover new levels of engagement and connection in their mind, body and hearts." Rebecca W
"Suzanne's teaching is compassionate with precise alignment and creative sequencing. She is uplifting, intentional, heart-centered and inspiring. I find her highly-skilled with expert instruction and attention to students' unique needs." Katherine H
"I was immediately impressed by Suzanne’s knowledge of anatomy and thoroughness of the initial evaluation. Her knowledge inspired a sense of trust and her disposition inspired a sense of comfort. The poses she showed me have proven themselves to be invaluable to me and getting back to work. I feel so much better, beyond my expectations. I wish I had done this eight years ago when I was initially diagnosed with spondylolisthesis.” Chester L
“Suzanne has helped me take my life back. Through breath work and practice, she has taught me to control my anxieties and center myself. I now feel comfortable in my own skin and that’s something I’ll always be grateful for." Caroline N
"I have been experiencing wonderful magic here at home with Kerry. She used to have a lot of meltdowns. She had some counseling and it did help. Once in a while, she still has one that she seems unable to control. About a week ago, she was having some difficulty. Then I saw her go to the couch and very quietly meditate while practicing her breathing. OUTSTANDING!!!!! I am so thankful for you and yoga. You present the class in a way that Kerry is strongly relating to, unlike any other activity or sport she has tried. Yoga has and will continue to strengthen her resolve. Nancy C