Mar 16, 2018
In this Coach of the Month interview, Cate chats with Suzanne Lynch about her personal evolution path from yogi to Catholic chaplain to yoga studio owner and finally to yoga health coach.
Suzanne began studying Iyengar yoga in her 20s, but found herself struggling mentally and emotionally. She began meditating and describes the experience as going from seeing her life in black and white to seeing it in color. Meditation improved her family life, and she eventually found her way back to yoga.
She studied Anusara yoga and opened a yoga studio after working as a Catholic chaplain after the World Trade Center bombings. She ran the studio for 11 years and closed the studio right before starting Yoga Health Coaching.
Cate recalls talking to Suzanne about the community building she had done at her studio, her love for the deeper student, and the frustrations that went with studio ownership. She encouraged Suzanne to start the business course so that she could utilize a different business model that included more depth and less frustration. Suzanne had already been teaching some shorter online courses, but she needed a better model. There’s a different set of skills that goes with teaching online, and Suzanne had to learn and grow into those. She now enjoys connecting with people in this way, and the payoff has been a creative, life-enhancing schedule.
Suzanne has been helping people get out of pain, and live happier, healthier lives for over 25 years. She has a special talent and affinity for habit evolution and deep listening. Suzanne loves helping clients feel better than they have in years.
Suzanne has been a meditator for 30 years, and was certified by the NACC as a Catholic Chaplain in 2001. She worked for the Red Cross after The Trade Center bombings, as well as in hospitals, and in Hospice. She's a long time student of yoga and started back in 1989.
Suzanne lives in Saratoga with her husband, Bruce and her dog Argos. She is a mother of two grown children.