ABOUT

Sue Elkind, E-RYT-500, RPYT

Sue Elkind is recognized internationally in the yoga community as a teacher’s teacher, with over 20 years of yoga experience. Her in-depth knowledge of alignment and therapeutics, along with her passion to teach from her heart, allows her students to expand their potential both physically and spiritually. Sue is an expert in prenatal and postnatal yoga and skilled in meditation. As an activist, Sue is dedicated to empowering women through yoga in all stages of life.

Sue is director of DIG Yoga’s 200 and 500 hour Teacher Training programs, and developed a Pre/Post Natal Training that she offers worldwide. She enjoys donating her time teaching fundraisers for various causes and has presented at festivals like Wanderlust, Global Mala, Namas Day, Bermuda Yoga Festival, and Recharge in the Swiss Alps.  Sue is the author of DIG Pregnancy, Birth & Baby: A Conscious and Empowered Approach to Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga and has been featured on the video Yoga Mama, for Crunch Fitness, as well as Fit Pregnancy, W Magazine, and Spa Magazine.

Inspired by keeping great company, quality time in nature and her loving family, Sue co-founded DIG Yoga in 2010 with Naime Jezzeny in Lambertville, NJ, as a place to nourish the body, mind and heart with yoga.

MY EARLY DAYS

My interest in prenatal yoga developed shortly after I began teaching yoga in the early 1990’s.  During one of my first public classes, I encountered a pregnant student who was in obvious need of extra assistance. Trying not to panic, I instinctively gave her as many props as I could find to help her modify her practice and stayed close by to remind her to breathe!  After the session, I called a seasoned prenatal yoga teacher and friend to consult about what I had done. First she assured me that I did not do anything wrong or harmful. She then offered me some useful advice based on her wisdom and personal experiences in pregnancy and prenatal yoga.  From that first experience, I was truly inspired to see how yoga and the state of pregnancy were deeply connected.  I continued to seek out prenatal trainings over the next several years, fortunate to be in Los Angeles where prenatal yoga was flourishing. There was an abundance of great inspiration, particularly the community woven together by Gurmukh Khalsa.  What I found interesting was how different each prenatal yoga class was — depending on the teacher and their school of influence.  When I became pregnant and decided to teach prenatal yoga, I used this multitude of resources I had gathered to help inspire my own voice to bloom.