Suzette Johnston

Senior Teacher, RYT 200

I discovered yoga in Florida 2002 with Brian Kest and fell in love with how it healed my body and mind. Years of being a dancer had taken its toll on my body—jazz, tap, ballet—and yoga healed and brought some much needed balance back into my life. After moving back home to Arizona, I came across hot yoga and absolutely loved how it made my body feel and how “blissed out” my mind and spirit became.

After five years practicing as a student, I enrolled in yoga teacher training and began teaching. I have received additional training in Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Goddess Yoga, Aroma Yoga, and Yoga Nidra.

I have taught yoga for 8 years and have over 1,500 hours teaching experience.

In addition to teaching yoga, I do Energy Work and freelance hair design for wedding and special events.

In my free time, I love traveling, kickboxing, spending quality time with family and my amazing soul mate, who lights up my world. I can be reached at suzette@mottoyoga.com 



Suzette Johnston instructs the following:
  • Journey: 60
  • Beginner to advanced. 

    This all-levels hot yoga class is accessible to everyone, beginners to experienced students alike. Set to music in a room heated up to 102 degrees and at 40 percent humidity. This set-sequence class uses functional commands to direct students in and out of postures, blending the elements of true Hatha yoga and Ashtanga-inspired vinyasa power flow. You will work the entire body, toning your muscles, promoting a healthy weight, and reducing stress. This class is a journey you can take daily to improve yourself physically and mentally. Classes are 60 minutes.


  • Patience: Yin Trigger
  • Beginner to advanced. 
     
    Patience: Yin Trigger is the perfect complement to your Yang pursuits, which emphasize muscular effort and repetition. In this 60 minute class you'll hold poses for longer periods of time, typically 3-5 minutes each. This practice is slower paced and props may be used to focus on trigger points. You will target and alleviate tightness in deep connective tissue, ligaments, and joints. The slower pace of Yin also allows for a more meditative approach where you can calm that monkey mind. The room is not heated.