Teacher trainer, lead instructor

Jiva Studio Founder 2017, founder of Saigon Yoga in 2003, Suzanne is referred to as the "Pioneer of Yoga in Vietnam"



Robin Shepard

Children's Yoga for Wellness teacher training instructor, curriculum coordinator, instructor of adult and children's yoga 

Robin Shepard is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor with a special focus in Children’s Yoga. She enjoyed teaching the young and the young-at-heart. She was a preschool teacher and program leader for seven years in an international school environment, teaching both mainstream and special needs children. Her goal then and now is to inspire curious, confident, and creative kids and she brings a wealth of practical classroom knowledge and experience to her children’s yoga classes.



Pamela Haake

Jiva Studio instructor

Originally hailing from the US, Pamela has been living in Asia since 2008 and first discovered yoga in Vietnam shortly thereafter. Always a student first, she fulfills her desire to keep learning through self-practice, meditation, and mindfulness. She encourages her students to come to class with an open heart and an open mind and start each practice anew. She also understands the realities of daily life challenges and invites her students to keep aim in being true to oneself and staying present both on and off the mat.



Lauren Dunne

Jiva Studio instructor

Baptiste Yoga has given Lauren a strong foundation and the freedom to create the work of her dreams through yoga. Practicing yoga for over 20 years, she is interested not only in the physical components of yoga, but also in the practical and spiritual aspects of living life as a yogi. When she found Baptiste Yoga, she was impressed with the physical challenges. Lauren completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification with Patty Ivey and Down Dog Yoga in Washington, DC in June 2015.  She completed Baptiste Institute’s Level One training in February
2016.  These two experiences energized her to continue moving toward her life’s goal of making a difference in the lives of others.  In October 2016 Lauren completed Baptiste Institute’s Level Two training, in Sedona, Arizona.  Through this training, she has found her fullest inspired expression of herself and nothing can hold her back from stepping forward and following her path to bring about positive change in the world.  In March, 2017 Lauren completed Baptiste Institute’s Art

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Stephanie Cantrell

Jiva Studio instructor

Originally from the UK, Stephanie has been in Saigon since 2010, and completed her YT-200 with Suzanne at Jiva. She enjoys sharing simple yoga practices with others and uses
her own practice to slow down and take personal note in what is otherwise a busy and frantic city life. Stephanie completed her yoga training while pregnant, which has given her a unique insight into the limitations that our bodies and minds can possess at different times in our
lives, and the strength that we can take from our individual yoga practices.


Angelita Steiger

Jiva Studio instructor

I am a certified E-RYT200 Yoga Alliance instructor. With an extensive background in dance and fitness I believe that in nowadays lifestyle and trough our whole life it is important to feel connected with our body. Yoga is a great opportunity to build the relationship and connection between body, the mind and the breath. I started teaching professionally in 2016,  focusing on Postnatal Yoga, which has given me the opportunity to develop my autentic, non-judgmental style of teaching. Focusing on the correct alignment of my students, preventing injuries by understanding each individual needs and the anatomy of the body, I deepen and strenghten my students practice with every lesson. My yoga classes encourage the growth of the physical and spiritual self of each student – both on and off the mat.