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 current member of the Ojai City Council (2016-2020). A long-time community activist and animal advocate, she serves as the City liaison to the Ojai Valley Green Coalition, working to make Ojai a model sustainable-bicycle-pedestrian friendly community. She is the mother of a son and daughter, and has two granddaughters. (Suza’s Writing Yoga Memoirs Blog)