Suzy McCalley earned her certification as a 500 E-RYT yoga instructor at the Asheville Yoga Center. She is the founder and owner of The Breathing Room. Suzy is a wellness coach, certified yoga and reiki practitioner, singer, actor, writer, speaker and entrepreneur. She was born and raised in Brazil by professional musicians and community-based creatives. Her passion is educating on issues related to small business, personal enlightenment, stress, life balance, and self-care.
Suzy has been committed to practicing and teaching yoga for more than 15 years. Her unique journey brought her from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Austin, Texas, then to Winston Salem, where she has lived for the past 13 years with her sweet son Henry. A highly creative artist, Suzy sings, acts, writes, dances, plays the violin and teaches on all of these subjects. Suzy incorporates a range of holistic practices into her work, including many styles of yoga (influenced by everything from kundalini to yin and ashtanga), meditation practices, breathing techniques and tai chi techniques. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher and a certified EFT (Emotional Freedom Tapping) Practitioner. Suzy capped off her artistic talents and drive to be a leader in holistic wellness by earning her Master of Fine Arts degree from Goddard College in 2020.
She works privately with clients to achieve greater mental, emotional and physical balance as critical elements of the healing process. She is also a professional speaker and leads group classes and retreats for businesses, churches, schools and non-profit organizations. Clients, students, and teams that work with Suzy through her coaching and wellness programs experience life-changing transformation. Individuals gain new skills such as increased strength and flexibility, more effective emotional and mental management, reduced stress, greater confidence and productivity, increased levels of peace, joy, and overall satisfaction in their personal and professional lives.