Yoga wove it´s way through her various career transformations in New York City. She began her formal education as a dance major at New York University’s Tisch School of the Performing Arts, under the guidance of Larry Rhodes. During that time, she also studied classical ballet with Nadine Ravine, Richard Thomas, and received scholarship classes from Finis Jhung. Five years later she moved on, and entered the theatre from a different angle--as an actress. She attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and received an Associates degree in acting. She worked professionally as an actress, model, and stuntwoman. Suzanne holds a degree in fitness instruction from New York University, and worked five years at Equinox Fitness Club as an “Elite-Plus” personal trainer. Her duties included training clients, athletes, and aerobic competitors. She developed personalized fitness programs, which included nutritional counseling, relaxation and meditation techniques. She researched, developed, and marketed the highly successful Suzanne Stolzberg Fitness and Conditioning Program, which she implemented at several high-end Manhattan health clubs, and maintained a roster of select private clients. She graduated cum laude from Columbia University in 1999, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History / Visual Arts. She worked professionally as an art director, graphic designer, and interactive designer in New York City and Barcelona, Spain.
Suzanne often visits India in order to continue her development in yoga, ayurveda, and massage therapy. In Pune she studies Traditional Ayurvedic Yoga Massage with Kusum Modak, where she has received advanced certification to practice and teach this modality. In Mysore she continues her yogic practices under the guidance of Sharath Rangaswamy at the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Yoga Institute. Currently, she lives in New York City, and studies under the loving hand of Eddie Stern at Ashtanga Yoga New York.
She dedicates this website and her continuing work to her beloved guru Ramesh Balsekar, (May 25, 1917 - Sept. 27, 2009). She misses him dearly, but feels his hand on her shoulder and his smile in her heart.