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Santiago Beltran Laborde
My name is Susana Laborde-Blaj, I'm a certified Yoga Therapist recognized by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, a certified Viniyoga teacher and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, teaching yoga since 1996 and leading international yoga retreats since 2017.
Passionate about learning, practicing & teaching yoga, I also love being in Nature, swimming, hiking, kayaking, photography and poetry.
1996, Mexico City, Mexico: Yoga Teacher Training with Federico Enriquez, Indra Devi's student, in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya
2008, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.: 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification with Sarahjoy Marsh. 1 year of apprenticeship with mentors Sarahjoy Marsh and Liz Eisman
2012: I began to study with Gary Krafstow
2015, California, U.S.A.: Completed 500hr Viniyoga Teacher Training with the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI), a 500hr Yoga Alliance Certification
2018, California, U.S.A.; Completed Yoga Therapist Training with the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI), certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
2020 I have been a student of Meditation of Chase Bossart since March 2020, and am currently enrolled in the 300 hour program "Deepen Your Yoga Practice" with Chase Bossart, at the Yoga Well Institute.
I thank my teacher Gary Kraftsow, my mentor Mary Hilliker, the AVI Faculty, Chase Bossart, Federico & Cristina Enriquez, Leslie Kaminoff, Virginia Filip, Sarahjoy Marsh and Liz Eisman, among others.
I especially thank all my students and clients throughout the years, you all have been an inspiration to me.