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Suzie Newcome is a 500hr Certified Baptiste yoga teacher, member of the Leader Teacher Faculty and the founder of Namaspa, an Affiliate Baptiste Power Yoga studio in Bend, Oregon. Suzie is a graduate of Harvard (’94), Harvard Business School (’99), and worked for more than 10 years in advertising, retail and strategy consulting before leaving the corporate world to help people live better lives.
Suzie is a regular assistant at Baptiste trainings, has been leading her own Yoga Alliance 200h Teacher Training since 2010 and loves helping new teachers find their voice.
"I took my first Baptiste training after working for 10 years in Corporate America, and it opened my eyes to how much I had been hiding behind titles, masks and scripts. I had experience speaking in front of groups, but I had never actually been myself in front of people. This was terrifying at first, but then I realized levels of connection and power that were available from sharing and teaching authentically were so much greater than what I had experienced before. Today I have an amazing yoga community with my Baptiste Affiliate 'Namaspa' studios in Central Oregon, a wonderful marriage and I feel younger, more energetic and happier than ever!
My intention in training teachers is for them to graduate ready to teach and share authentically from their own experience, in a Baptiste power yoga class or any other area in their relationships and professional lives, to achieve extraordinary results."
"When I took my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Program with Suzie Newcome honestly I wasn't sure what to expect. I suppose at the very least I expected to learn how to teach a yoga class - but I got that and so much more. What I gained from this training was essentially a blueprint and formula to live my life through the 8 limbed path of yoga - namely the Yamas and Niyamas, meditation and of course the asanas. Through this 6-month training with Suzie, she helped me to recognize my true self a person I had longed to know, knew existed but hadn't allowed to surface. I gained confidence and began breaking down barriers in myself that were holding me back from my goals. Shortly after completing my training - I landed my dream job in the cycling industry and have never felt more capable and aware in my life. I know it sounds like a cheesy infomercial - but it's true. Suzie helped me to see the great potential that I possessed and did so with humor, honesty and kindness. I would recommend her training to anyone. Of course, be prepared to work hard both mentally and physically and push yourself to new limits. Trust me, it's worth it." -Janette Sherman, Yogi & Yeti Cycles Marketing Manager
"I had the honor to participate in Suzie Newcome's first YTT almost six years ago and since then continue with ongoing teacher trainings she facilitates. Suzie has inspired me to grow as a teacher and awaken to my own personal power in all areas of my life. She encouraged me to attend Level 1 with Baron when I was a student at Namaspa and upon my return, gave me the opportunity to jump right in and learn how to teach. Suzie is an amazing mentor, teacher of teachers and friend. Her feedback and compassionate guidance allowed me to make breakthrough after breakthrough in my confidence level and proficiency as a teacher and a leader in our community. Because of Suzie's commitment to cultivating greatness in all of her YTT students, Namaspa's teachers have integrity and powerful presence as a team for everyone one that walks through the door of our studio. Soon after I started yoga, I knew I wanted to become a teacher. I was drawn to share the gift of healing and the personal transformation that was happening for me by showing up on my mat over and over again. I went on to Level 2 and became a Certified Baptiste Teacher and Suzie was there for me every step of the the way. I am so very grateful to be a part of the Namaspa family and Suzie's amazing leadership program. It has been life changing in so many ways that I could not have imagined!" -Julie Bertagna Lowes
"I can't recommend Suzie Newcome highly enough for your YTT. With her deep background in Baptiste methodology, she is incredibly knowledgeable and presented the content insightfully. It was clear from the beginning Suzie was up to more than teaching me to lead a powerful yoga class. Suzie wanted to empower me! She came from 'we are connected' and throughout the program inspired me by whole-heartedly sharing experiences from her own personal yoga journey. Suzie challenged me to examine the areas of my life that were not in alignment with my True North. She gave me the tools to change the things I could and accept those I could not. As a result, I graduated from her program with not only the ability to deliver a world class yoga class, but I was confident enough to transition out of a 20 year career as well.
Since graduating in February 2014, I've also completed my RYT 500 with Suzie and become a Certified Baptiste Yoga teacher. In November 2015, Suzie and her partner supported me and my yoga partner (also one of Suzie's former YTTers) in opening a second Namaspa studio location. I am now the Creative Services Manager for both locations and a co-manager of Namaspa Yoga Community in Redmond. I am happier, my relationships are richer, and I have a balance and flow that did not exist before her YTT. I credit Suzie's love and vision for helping me create a life bigger than I could have dreamed by myself. -Brandy Berlin
Suzie's powerful leadership in the YTT training empowered me to be a Yes in yoga teaching as well as in my life. Through her guidance and coaching I learned how to a "take out the good and the bad" in my reactions to feedback about my teaching and to simply use it as a tool to constantly learn and grow. I highly recommend Suzie as a YTT trainer and trust her to instill any trainee with the confidence to teach a strong yoga class, and to plant the seeds for total life transformation." - Taylor, 2012 YTT Graduate
"Suzie is a genuine teacher. Her enthusiasm is contagious as she guides others along their paths of discovery. It is an honor to learn from one of the best" – Petit Marchi
"I have been teaching yoga since 2011, and decided to enhance my training with Suzie's 500 hour YTT certification. Suzie's program has helped me to teach more authentically and in the moment. Not only is her training empowering, but she has personally taught me how to feel comfortable with my truth and how to empower my own students. My experience with her training also translated to more clarity and growth with my relationships outside the studio. I'm excited to finish my certification with her this fall, and look forward to the additional self study and opportunities that her training provides." -Kristen Lewallen
"When I first decided to sign up for Yoga Teacher Training with Suzie Newcome I wasn't really sure what was in store for me. I just knew I needed something that would re-connect me to my inner "shine". What Suzie's teacher training gave me was something more powerful than I ever imagined. Yes, she taught the asana, the history, philosophy, sanskrit, anatomy, everything you would expect in a "normal" teacher training. Well, this is no normal teacher training. Yes, you will get all of the above, but so much more than you bargained for. Personally speaking, I am more powerful today as an employee, teacher, mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend. I show up, I speak from my heart, I create change, I am up to something bigger than I could ever expect. When we shine, we give permission for others to shine, then they shine and pass it on, and before you know it this shine is contagious and the world begins to change, one shine at a time." -Linda Santilli Taylor, RYT
"I am glad I had the opportunity to do my Yoga Teacher training with Suzie! I have been to a few teacher trainings but it was Suzie's depth of knowledge and connection to you that I was able to excel beyond my comfort area. Suzie knows how to break down the class that learning is fun, enjoyable and takes you to a new depth of understanding yoga.
Before my training with Suzie I could never have gotten up in front of a crowd of people to talk never mind teach a yoga class. now five years later I not only teach I own a business. It was Suzie's training that enabled me to break free of my own blocks to realize my potential." -Sharon Page
"Suzie Newcome truly exceeded all expectations as a program facilitator. I feel extremely fortunate to have had her guidance and direction. Her instruction is clear, loving and available. Suzie always gives space for individual needs and supports the group as a whole. My life has grown and blossomed in ways I never dreamed possible due to my participation in YTT program lead by Suzie. I am grateful for the experience!" -Tami Taylor
"Suzie has inspired me beyond measure. Suzie leads an interactive and informative teacher training. I am happy to recommend Suzie as a leader for yoga teacher trainings. After participating in my teacher training led by Suzie, I felt connected to those in my program, I found the voice I didn't know I had and full support from the Namaspa community!" -Kelly Nie
"I participated in YTT with Suzie Newcome a few years ago and am now a 200 hour RYT regularly scheduled at her studio in Bend Oregon. I would recommend Suzie as a YTT trainer because of her dedication to her students. She encouraged me and supported me to dig deeper because she believed in me. She is dedicated to her students and will listen and help to resolve any issues that may surface during the course of the training and beyond. Because of the training I feel competent and empowered to teach my students. I recommend Suzie as a facilitator for Baptiste YTT.: -Kim Gilchrist
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