About Suza Francina

Suza Francina is a graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. A yoga teacher since 1972, Suza has taught at the Omega Institute, Yoga Journal Conferences, and other venues, nationally and internationally. She is the author of six books, including four popular books on yoga for people at midlife and older, translated in many languages: Yoga for People Over 50 (Devin Adair, 1977); The New Yoga for People Over 50 (Health Communications, Inc., 1997); Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause (HCI, 2003); and The New Yoga for Healthy Aging (HCI 2007).

Suza’s memoir, Fishing on Facebook: A Writing Yoga Memoir  (2012), is the first in a series of “writing yoga” memoirs.

Suza was born in 1949, in The Hague, Holland, and is of Dutch-Indonesian heritage. She lives in Ojai, California, where she is a former mayor and member of the Ojai City Council (1996–2000, 2016–2020, 2020-2024).  She works with the Ojai Valley Green Coalition and other organizations to help make Ojai a more sustainable community. She is a mother and grandmother, and a lifelong animal advocate. Her family includes several animal companions.
Suzaji.com (Suza’s Writing Yoga Memoirs Blog)

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About Private Lessons
Private lessons are a way to learn to safely practice yoga at home with the support of common objects like a wall and a chair, and various yoga props. The individualized attention of a private lesson will deepen your understanding of how to use yoga so that your practice is truly healing and nurturing.

Private lessons will also help to prepare you for group classes and workshops.

Private lessons can be structured in various ways. A private lesson can be used to learn a simple, safe home practice of basic poses. If you are new to yoga, a private lesson can help prepare you for group classes. I can plan the lesson around any questions you may have.

In a private lesson, we can focus on a specific category of poses: Restorative Poses, Standing Poses, Forward Bends, Back Bends, Twists, Inverted Poses, Lying Down Poses, Hip Openers, etc.

Private lessons are highly recommended if you have back, neck, knee, shoulder, wrist, or hip problems or are recovering from surgery or injuries. Or if you are coping with health challenges such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, headaches, etc.

For women: Yoga for all the stages of life. Prenatal Yoga. Yoga for menopause and post-menopause.

I also teach yoga for scoliosis, for all ages, including children and teenagers.

Contact information for Suza Francina
PO Box 265, Ojai, CA 93024
Cell: (805) 603-8635
Email: Sfrancina@aol.com

Suza’s Books:

The New Yoga for Healthy Aging
The New Yoga For People Over 50: A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife and Older Beginners
Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause: A Guide to Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Health at Midlife and Beyond
Fishing on Facebook: A Writing Yoga Memoir

Suza’s Facebook Pages:
Suza Francina on Facebook
Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause
The New Yoga for Healthy Aging
Writing Yoga Memoirs
Yoga for Scoliosis

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ELDR Yoga: Suza’s column in Eldr Magazine and Eldr.com