Our RYS 200 Hour Faculty
My view of health and wellness. Yoga works with the entire person, mind, body and spirit and creates a deep since of integrated wholeness. Yoga has been an ongoing practice and integral part of my lifestyle for the past twenty years. I continue to be an active student as well as teacher and love exploring the journey within and the healing wisdom of the body.
I completed both my 200 hour and 500 hour professional level yoga teacher training at The Kripalu Center for Yoga . Kripalu Yoga emphasis is on self discovery, personal inquiry , and connecting mind, body and heart through the practice of yoga. It is often described as a “meditation in motion”. Other yoga influences and teachers include Eric Schiffman and Saul David Raye. I also have certifications in both Restorative Yoga and Yoga Wall and Thai Yoga Massage Therapy.
It’s my privilege to serve as program director for Yoga East Healing Arts Registered Yoga School here in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. My intention is to offer the teachings of yoga as a wholistic integrative practice that develops a healthy and strong body, an open and caring heart, and a peaceful and focused mind.
- Judy Grier RN, LMT,
- E-RYT 500, Lead Trainer
- Program Director RYS
Having enjoyed the many benefits of a yoga practice personally and the desire to share those rewards with others is the reason I because a yoga instructor. I have been teaching yoga in the Cape Girardeau area since 2009 and a 200 hour RYT from YogaFit. I am also certified in YogaWall through Bryan Legere. I recently completed the 1000 teacher hours requirement for yoga alliance experienced yoga teacher designation.
My continuing education is in yoga therapy in order to better help those suffering with depression and dealing with trauma. I encourage my students to listen to their bodies and to use their breath to bring mindfulness and awareness to their mind and body both on and off the mat. So much of what we learn in class can be transferred to our everyday hectic lives. There is a saying I learned awhile back that I find to be very profound and that is “If we listen to our body when it whispers, we may not have to hear it scream.”
I am a Cape Girardeau native, born and raised, and still live in town today with my husband, Marcus, and two cute pit bulls, Oswald and Emma. I went to college at Southeast Missouri State University where I earned a BS in Secondary Education for biology and currently teach high school biology in Jackson, MO. I later earned a Masters in Natural Sciences for biology . I love being outdoors, whether on land or on the water, and enjoy the connected and rejuvenated feeling I get from being outside. For exercise, I enjoy doing CrossFit and yoga and find that they are a perfect balance in my life. In 2015 I completed a 200hr YTT course at Yoga East Healing Arts and continue to teach and practice yoga here today.
Sue Greenwood M.S. E-RYT 500 is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist who inspires others to find breath, structure, extension and freedom through grounding and creating space in the body. Through area classes and yoga therapy private sessions Sue uses her education and experience to enhance the yoga experience and assist students in meeting their needs.
Sue has 16 years of experience teaching Hatha yoga classes and therapeuticclasses/privates to a variety of students, with a focus in women’s health,( general physical, metnal, and psychospiritual health), scoliosis, cancer, stroke and back/neck pain. A Certified Posture Alignment Specialist through the Egoscue Method, Sue has thousands of hours of clinical work in exercise therapy. She has worked in rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, and social services for 20 years. Her advanced experience and training has been primarily with Judith Hanson Lasater. Sue teaches various adjunct classes.