Suzanne Dong

SuzanneDongSUZANNE DONG: For over 20+ years, Suzanne Dong has been a devoted student of alignment-based yoga (aka Iyengar yoga).

She completed the 2 yr Advanced Studies program (equivalent to 500 hr program) from the Iyengar Yoga Institute of S.F. Her teachers include Manouso Manos, Ramanand Patel and Kofi Busia.

In 1998, she studied with the Iyengar family in Pune, India under the auspices and guidance of Geeta and Prashant Iyengar.

Suzanne specializes in back, neck and shoulder issues as she used yoga to help fix her own problems in these areas.

She has taught many yoga workshops over the years: Yoga and Your Back, Yoga for Arthritis, Yoga for the Immune System, Yoga and your Hips, Knee workshop, Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Ball, Yoga Using Wall Ropes, Neck & Shoulder Workshop, Back Care Basics, Opening your Heart, to name a few.

Suzanne’s love of yoga is infectious and joyful; it is evident by her many testimonials on LinkedIn. Suzanne looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience to all as yoga has given so much to her.

CLASSES: No classes at the moment.

Suzanne’s Mixed Level class is moderately paced and is appropriate for beginners, as well as for seasoned students seeking to review classic poses. Students will learn basic standing, seated, twisting, back bending and inverted postures that are the foundation of the Iyengar method. Postures modified to benefit all students.

CLASS FEES: 6 weeks for $84 (to be used within 3 months of first class in series), Drop-in $17


“Having severe scoliosis (curvature of the spine) I started practicing Iyengar Yoga with Suzanne when she offered a Back Care class, as well as other specific spinal workshops.

Her extensive training, knowledge and background was evident from the first class. The enthusiasm she brings and personalized attention to modify is refreshing. She integrates a deep awareness of our individual anatomies that creates that much needed space and length in my compromised skeletal structure.

Suzanne’s classes and her approach balance nicely to Katie’s classes for me. I have found that both of these instructors bring a depth of knowledge by using props and are able to open up and release tension and stress.” –Sally Vulich