Susanna Barkataki


Susanna Barkataki, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is an Indian yoga practitioner and founder of Ignite Institute for Yogic Leadership and Social Change. Known for her work in decolonizing and embracing the roots of yoga, she runs 200-hour and 300-hour Embody Yoga’s Roots Yoga Teacher Training programs that are changing the face of yoga today. Susanna is author of the #1 New Release and International Bestseller in Yoga (November2020), Embrace Yoga’s Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice. Her yoga trainings are currently shifting the paradigm of what yoga looks like in the West, with a commitment to diversity and culture. She educates in yoga teacher trainings and beyond as the founder of Yoga Class Curator—a year-long training to deepen beyond YTTs. With an honors degree in philosophy from UC Berkeley and a master’s in education from Cambridge College, ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh and trained in the Shankaracharya tradition, Susanna runs programs that change the world with authentic yoga. Her gift is storytelling from the roots of yoga and making complex philosophical topics down to earth, practical, and implementable for students of all experiences. 

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