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Posted on: October 13, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Wellness Wednesdays: Enhance Wellness through Food Choice, Yoga: Mind Body Connection

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Dr. Opoku is a Medical Doctor, and Naturopathic Doctor. With clinical and research experience from Argentina, Canada, Mexico and USA, his philosophy of health is that; disease does not just happen, and good health comes by choice not by chance. 

Dr Opoku sees his patients as partners and works with them using evidence based nutritional and natural, as well as other integrative approaches to prevent, arrest and reverse ill health by seeking and treating the root cause as much as possible. He is a big believer in wellness education and he has lectured on University campuses, and to various groups and congregations in different states here at home, as well as in Mexico, Argentina and Canada. He also gives regular health talks which are broadcast across North America and Europe. 


Suzanne has studied extensively with Beryl Bender Birch at The Hard and The Soft Yoga Institute and also with Patty Townsend in the Embodyoga Teacher Training programs at Yoga Center Amherst. She is now on faculty at both schools where she teaches in both teacher training programs, and is the Director at Mindful Yoga Center and it’s teacher trainings at the Himalayan Institute, Suzanne completed the year- long Living Tantra program and the Sage Program taught by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Suzanne co-authored a book, the Mindful Yoga Therapy Practice Guide. She also produced two CDs—Yoga Nidra by Suzanne Manafort and “Breathe In Breathe Out”, a group of short breathing practices designed for Veterans with PTSD.

Suzanne is on the Board of Directors of the Give Back Yoga Foundation. In 2009, she was designated a Wells Fargo Second Half Champion for her work with Veterans.

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