Suzanne completed her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University with a double major in Art History and Visual Arts. She also took many courses in religious studies, but it was Dr. Robert Thurman’s lectures on Tibetan Buddhism that sparked her interest in meditation and what was to become a lifelong practice of yoga and the healing arts. After graduating from Columbia, Suzanne was hired by Lowe and Partners, one of the largest and most prestigious global advertising agencies in the world. She spent three years working as a graphic designer and art director, and although she passionately loved the teamwork and creative freedom, the lifestyle was overwhelming. She needed a kinder gentler atmosphere and set her sites on Europe. Her travels eventually led her to Barcelona, Spain where she opened Yogaspira, a yoga and healing center overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. In Europe she traveled extensively and made her way to India, which cemented her more esoteric and spiritual studies.
Suzanne currently has a private acupuncture practice in Manhattan’s Union Square / Flatiron district, where she works with New York City locals to de-stress, decompress, and balance their lives. Her acupuncture experience includes work at NYU Langone’s Initiative for Women with Disabilities program, where she was assigned severe cases of physical, neurological, and emotional disabilities. She also completed two rotations at Housing Works NYC in the harm reduction arm of their community outreach program. Her focus there involved drug abuse, detoxification, and drug prevention. These complex rotations were added to her 3500 hours of theoretical training and 900 hours of clinical rounds at PCOM, and the Pacific College Acupuncture and Massage Clinic. Along with her studies she also apprenticed at the North Jersey Center for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and the Shen Center for Integrative Medicine.
Suzanne’s practice is dedicated to the late Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, who helped her see the truth and taught her what it means to feel healthy.