About Yoga Therapy of Michigan and Our Yoga Therapist
Ran, B.S.Ed., A.P., E-RYT 500, is a Yoga Therapist,
Yoga Teacher Trainer and Ayurvedic Practitioner,
with four decades experience in yoga, fitness,
wellness and Ayurveda. She began her yoga journey at
age twelve, when she attended her first Sivananda
yoga practice with her mother. Although she could
stand on her head till the cows came home, she found Savasana (corpse pose) to be quite difficult. Her
active (rajasic) nature proved very strong, which
led to her first career in fitness and wellness, in
the U.S., England and Israel. She designed and
conducted Isreal’s first Aerobic Instructor Training
and Certification program at the prestigious Wingate
Institute in 1983.
She returned to the study of yoga as a means of healing from injury and illness after nearly 30 years of intense physical activity. She received her RYT200 just one year after a diagnosis of M.S. and degenerative disc disease and became a teacher of Ashtanga Primary Series and Vinyasa Yoga at the Center for Yoga in West Bloomfield, Michigan. She also assisted Jonny Kest with his Yoga Teacher Training program, Although she enjoys the challenge and creativity of vinyasa yoga classes she found herself expanding her direction towards the study of and challenge Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda.
She received her RYT500 in Yoga Therapy with Ananda Seva Mission in Santa Rosa, California in 2007 then earned a Certification in Yoga of the Heart® for cardiac patients from Abundant Wellbeing in 2008 and the LIfeForce Yoga Practitioner Level 1 for Yoga and Depression in 2010. In 2011, she studied with DeAnna Batdorff and received an Ayurvedic Practitioner Certification through the dhyana Center for Health Sciences in Sebastapol, California. She has also received additional training in Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff and Structural Yoga Therapy and Ayur-Yoga Therapy with Mukunda Stiles, completing more than 1000 hours of study in Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda.
Suzanna sees private yoga therapy clients in her home studio and teacher public yoga classes at the Sports Clubs in West Bloomfield and Novi, Michigan. She also conducts a Yoga Alliance approved 200 hour Yoga Therapy Immersion Training in her home studio and is under contract with the University of Michigan, Department of Kinesiology, to provide Yoga Teacher Training programs and workshops through UMove Fitness.
She is grateful for her many dedicated teachers who have inspired her on her path, including Dr. Saraswati Buhrman; DeAnna Batdorff, Ananda Devi Kama, Maitre Nolan, Shar Lee, Dr. Sarita Shresta, Nischala Devi, Amy Weintraub, Mikunda Stiles, Dr. Dilip Sarkar, Dr, Raj Narayanan, Leslie Kaminoff, Alan Finger and Jonny Kest, She enjoys sharing the philosophy and practical applications of Yoga and Ayurveda and is especially fond of sharing her experiences with the amazing therapeutics of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy.
Please contact Suzanna Ran at 248-507-4008 to discuss your interests in learning how Yoga and Ayurveda can benefit you!