Sue (Stains) MacClain

  • Sue (Stains) MacClain
  • Sue (Stains) MacClain
  • Sue (Stains) MacClain
  • Sue (Stains) MacClain

Sue believes that a good day is any day she gets to step onto her mat. In describing her connection to yoga, she says, “Yoga is my peace, my inspiration, and my refuge. It has become part of who I am. It is my connection to earth and my space to be. It is infinitely patient, elegantly simple, and immeasurably expansive. My relationship with it
is much like any other. It has seen highs and lows, has taught me patience and, and continues to evolve, showing me that the more I give, the more I receive.” In 2010, Sue received her 200-Hour certification through the Mystic Yoga Shala & LIfeline Power Yoga (Sid Yoga). She has also completed Level 1 and Level 2 Bootcamp Trainings with Baron Baptiste, as well as Baptiste Art of Assisting and is currently in process of receiving Baptiste Certification. Along with her teacher Baron Baptiste, she has studied with Erich Schiffmann, and considers him to be one of her greatest teaching. Sue’s most recent training in 2014 was with Jillian Pransky in Resorative Yoga. Sue’s teaching style follows the principles of Baptiste yoga, incorporating alignment and mindfulness, as well as intuitive flow and breath.

Off her mat, Sue studies the art of Thangkga painting and Buddhist Dharma with her teacher, Lama Tsondru Sangpo Butia. Meditation and spiritual practice are the hallmarks of her yoga practice and life.

“I teach because it shows me who I really am. Much of what I am learning about myself and how I move through life, I am learning on my yoga mat and with meditation. Teaching, learning and conveying the experiences of my own living yoga practice inspires me to inspire others.” Sue, a supporter of Recovery Yoga, contributes her artistic talents by doing the graphic design work for Recovery Yoga.

“The ancient Eastern practice of mindfulness meditation can offer real help to communities in need, including those living with chronic pain and illness, PTSD, trauma, addiction and at-risk youth and adults, which is central to Recovery Yoga’s mission.” She will share the techniques that will give students the basic tools needed to integrate these techniques into their teaching.

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