Suzanne Vian E-RYT200, RYT500, RCYT, YACEP

School Director, Lead Yoga Instructor, Meditation & Self Development Teacher for all TTC's

Since the early 90's, Suzanne has dedicated her life to yoga through the lineage of Krishnamacharya and studies based on the teachings of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, among other ancient and modern yogic and philosophical texts. Her explorations have led her to mindfulness through Yoga, Greek, Hindu and Buddhist philosophy. She has always been fascinated with psychology and self inquiry, and was introduced to NLP in the 1990's. Her teaching also stems from years spent on the mat nurturing and understanding her own body through yoga, and mind through meditation. She is known for being a natural born healer and skilled teacher who leads invigorating, informative classes.  

"Suzanne has worked with thousands of students throughout the course of her career, and is often referred to as the "pioneer of yoga in Vietnam".  She established a nationally and globally respected studio (Saigon Yoga), which catered to 800 students from around the world in 2003, and in 2015 had the  joy of teaching 120 people in 1 class. She is a big believer in "collective consciousness" and is on a mission to support mankind." 

Suzanne grew up in the performing arts scene as an actress, singer, and dancer on stage. Being drawn to nature, she climbed rocks, hiked and camped in deserts, mountains, and forests, played in the ocean and slept on the water's edge under the stars, on Southern California's beaches where the sun, moon, ocean and sorbet-colored sunsets  touched her soul and made her feel connected to her innate strength and beauty and that of Mother Earth. A world traveler from an early age, she has always appreciated the beauty and diversity of culture and natural environments of the world. She is an expressive oil painter, stimulated by contemporary design, art, people, love, kindness, compassion, and sincerity. A philanthropist for The Pacific Links Foundation, she lends humanitarian support to prevent child trafficking and increase human dignity on the planet. It was her honor to serve as a delegate to the 2016 Art of Living global leadership conference and attend post celebrations with 3.5 million other yogis in New Delhi, India. She is the loving Mother of two beautiful sons, and finds great joy in raising them with the values passed down from her own beloved parents, who were her first gurus. 

She has taught over 13,000 hours of self development, yoga and mindfulness practices to people of all ages, has been voted "One of Asia's Top Yoga Teachers" - Asia Spa Magazine, trained teachers at a United Nations School, and regularly leads Kids & Adult Yoga Alliance Certification Courses, Self Development Courses, and Retreats. She also develops programs for top International Schools. Her five star rated courses are known for being extremely insightful, powerful, and healing, and are offered globally.  

“My main influences and formal training have been with Ana Forrest, Bikram, Ashtanga as set out by Pathabi Jois, and Iyengar yoga. I greatly respect the teachings of Desikachar, Mark Whitwell, Dharma Mittra and Ron Rathbun, my biggest influence in my meditation practice. When yoga is practiced as it was meant to be (not just as a physical practice devoid of self study and mindfulness), it helps to free our bodies, liberate our minds, and open our hearts. It helps us to experience more honesty, pleasure, connection, and harmony”.