Suzanne is the owner of Purple Blossom Yoga Studio and is excited to be serving the Greenville community as both a yoga teacher and artist. She moved here from Oxford, Mississippi where she worked as professional interior designer for the University of Mississippi. She has been studying yoga for over 20 years and completed her Yoga Alliance 200 hour Teacher Training Certification Program from Yoga Works in Memphis TN., May 2011. She has been living in Greenville for 5 years now & her passion and heart is yoga. She finished her advanced Yoga Teacher Training in June of 2014, RYT 500, and continues to practice and learn from her many teachers & students alike. She still studies with Annie Carpenter, her primary teacher, as time & travel allows. Suzanne is certified in Prenatal Yoga, Yin Yoga and Aerial Yoga and continues to be curious about life and yoga asana.
She has over 1000 hours of teaching yoga both in the classroom and privately. She welcomes you to come in and join the yoga tribe here at Purple Blossom with open heart & mind. One of her goals is to bring the best teachers in the area to Greenville for this community to enjoy & grow at Purple Blossom Yoga Studio. We are the only yoga studio here in Greenville and love being part of this community.
“Open your heart & mind and walk through the door into yoga, begin here now and grow into the rest of your life.”
Sam came to yoga late in life and was intrigued by the improvements in flexibility and overall well-being that yoga brought. He has been practicing for 6 years and encourages everyone to give yoga a try, especially those that don’t think they can benefit by beginning a yoga practice. He received his 200 hour yoga teaching certificate from Asheville Yoga Center in 2013. He is retired and enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle.
I attended my first asana practice during college in Durham, NC in 1974. Yoga has been a part of my life, off and on, since that time. Early on I practiced yoga asanas (postures) primarily to build strength and flexibility to augment other athletic pursuits such as tennis, running and windsurfing. Through the years, my appreciation of the other 7 limbs of yoga has deepened, and my asana practice reflects than transition with more focus on pranayama and meditation. I earned 200 hour training from Valerie Baltzer in the spring of 2011 and a second 200 hour certification with Stephanie Keach at Asheville Yoga Center in July 2011. I'm currently working towards 500 hour certification by attending workshops whenever/wherever I can with teachers whose books or practice inspire me. These include; Gary Kraftscow (therapeutic/viniyoga), Doug Swenson and Shiva Rae (flow yoga), Shala Worsley (Yin yoga), Judith Lasater (yoga and internal organs), Angela Farmer ("organic" yoga), Amy Weintraub (yoga for depression and anxiety), Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff (therapeutic yoga for seniors at Duke Integrative Medicine Center). Most recently I had the pleasure of spending 5 days at the Feathered Pipe Ranch in Helena, Montana with the "grand dame" of yoga in the USA, Lilias Folan, who continues to teach in her seventh decade from the philosophy that "the joy is in the journey". I'm so happy to be at Purple Blossom studio and meet each of you in the joy of your own yoga journey!