English-language yoga lessons in Suzhou

Looking to learn yoga in Suzhou, but not sure where to find a private teacher that can speak English? Well my aspires-to-be-bendy friend, today is your lucky day.

This is a bit of a public service announcement / ad for my lovely wife. As long-time readers may know, Maggie is a yoga instructor/teacher here in Suzhou – by many accounts one of the better ones, and certainly one of the few that has strong English language skills.

Though she is the primary instructor at a local yoga studio in SIP, she’s looking to teach some private lessons.

If you are interested in learning yoga in Suzhou and need an English speaking instructor, she’s your woman. Well, she’s my woman, but I’m willing to loan her out… (I’m going to hell Naraka).

If you’d like more information on the classes (availability, pricing, etc.) please simply e-mail me via the link at the top right of this page see below. Small group (2-3 people) pricing is also available.

UPDATE: Since this was posted, Maggie has begun teaching private lessons full time. Please see her site if you are interested in English-language yoga lessons in Suzhou/SIP.

5 Responses

  1. Not in Suzhou (and broke), but if I was (and had more money) I would actually consider it!
    When I was in Shanghai I agreed to try ‘hot pilates’ with a friend.
    Pilates is one thing…but pilates in a boiling, steam filled room…dude.
    As much as it made me aware of how ridiculously out of shape I’ve gotten, it was pretty cool.
    They had ‘hot yoga’ too, which I’m sure it equally hard.

  2. Hey Jason, now I’m no yogi or anything, so take this with a grain of salt, but I think that hot yoga crap is complete bunk.

    It was developed and copyrighted by a yogi named Bikram Choudhury, who if you read up on the guy plays out as the Atkins of the yoga world.

    One of the things my wife is constantly battling with is that her students expect yoga to be like a full-blown workout – they want to sweat a lot to feel like they’re accomplishing some “exercise”.

    But, of course, that’s not how yoga works really. I mean, it’ll give you a good workout (especially my fat, inflexible ass), but it’s not a heavy cardio exercise.

    Hot yoga, from a marketing standpoint, brilliantly solves this problem. You teach the same (or similar) postures but in a 105° room, and suddenly everyone’s complete puddles of sweat.

    There are quite a few people who are turning away from Hot (Bikram) Yoga, as it was hurting their health rather than improving it.

  3. Don’t even get me started on Atkins.
    I guess that doesn’t really surprise me.
    Yoga: it’s been practiced and perfected over thousands of years…but it wasn’t complete until now!! Just add hot water and…
    Good thing is, now I’ll have a legitimate excuse next time someone tries to drag me along.

  4. hi there. i am very much interested in private yoga lessons and tried to e-mail you, but wasn’t able to for some reason.
    i’d appreciate it if you could contact me @ my e-mail address. thank you!

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