As a teacher of yoga and voice, Suzanne Jackson helps people find their true voice and personal destiny through music, movement and meditation.
Suzanne received her master’s degree in voice from the University of Maryland and spent 25 years on stage at the Kennedy Center as a resident artist with the Washington National Opera. In 1997, she took her first yoga class and knew the practice would change her life. She began an in depth study of yoga and for the past 20 years she has taught as a Kripalu and Kundalini certified teacher. She combined her knowledge of yoga and voice to create her method of conscious singing entitled YogaSing ™ which she teaches at opera companies, universities and conferences throughout the country. Suzanne was the first person to bring formal yoga training into the opera world as she worked with Placido Domingo’s Young Artist Programs and Operalia Competitions. As director of The Awakening Arts Studio, her clients have graced the stages of the world’s major opera houses, Broadway and most recently the world of Pop music as she works with recording artists directly in the studio. She is also a Voice and Yoga Coach for Emma Stone and had the privilege of preparing her for her Broadway debut in Cabaret.
Suzanne’s gifts as a teacher are so immense that I mean it when I say her teaching is life changing and has brought me into a different, much higher level of understanding of myself and my art. She helped me find my true voice. – Emma Stone, actress
Suzanne has moved seamlessly through the worlds of performer to teacher and she continues to evolve. She recently transitioned from intense study of classical and broadway voice technique to the study of chant and currently studies this genre with Snatam Kaur. She is releasing her first album entitled Shunia with recording artist Lisa Reagan in January 2017. Suzanne is committed to helping every child discover and nourish their true voice and home within. One way she shares this message is through her children’s book and musical Penny the Piano which follows the life of Penny as she searches for her forever home.
She developed the “Foster Children’s Music and Arts Initiative” program which gives complimentary lessons in the arts to foster children. As a part of the Initiative, Suzanne has taken “Penny the Piano the Musical” to the Snapple Theater in New York City and the Kennedy Center, among others. She has developed a school curriculum based on the theme of “finding your home within yourself” and has presented the program in schools throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania with her daughter, Rebecca Jackson and the Miss America organization.
Intelligent and thoughtful with great poise and character, Ms. Jackson possesses all of the attributes of a true leader in her field. – Placido Domingo
In an effort to share her passion for abundant life with others, she creates projects that encourage this way of living. Her discography includes YogaSing, ChakraWakening, Wordless Prayer, Twelve Simple Words, and most recently, The Essence of Yoga with Tao Porchan-Lynch. She shares life with her loving family of three children and her husband, artist Robert C Jackson.
- BA in Music from University of Delaware 1987
- BS in Business from University of Delaware 1987
- MM in Music from University of Maryland 1994
- Kripalu Yoga 1999
- YogaSing 2002
- Reiki 2013
- Kundalini Yoga 2014