Suzette, My words may not be the most eloquent but come from the heart. Without sounding too corny, you are amazingly inspiring. Your life story, your perseverance in following your dream and your overwhelming kindness and compassion for others. You make me want to be a better person. I have tried practicing yoga several times in my life and it just never worked for me. .. Not sure of the reason but. ..no matter. This time it has been very different. I believe there are many factors. The location in the beautiful hills of Guilford brings a serenity to the studio. Sometimes the sun is setting over the hills and others the snow and wind are blowing. Upon entering your home, there resonants a feeling of peace and love....calm and quiet. It is a true respite for weary souls who've had a busy, trying day. The soft music eases any tension one might be feeling. The warm glow of the fire allows us to settle in and start erasing the day. Your kind and gentle words guide us through our practice. You encourage us, nuture us and enable us to better our bodies, minds and spirits. I have a long way to go before I can honestly say I am incorporating my practice into my life. However, I can say that I am truly loving my experience at your studio and am so encouraged that I'm actually making progress! Slowly but surely I'm gaining in flexibility, postures are becoming easier and I feel healthier. ..physically and spiritually. You are an amazing teacher and have a true gift for what you practice. ..in yoga and in life. You are an inspiration to me. I am a firm believer that people come into your life for a reason...I'm so glad we crossed paths! ;)
Much Love,

You will be dazzled as soon as you enter Black Horse Yoga Studio - the studio is beautiful and the setting has an amazing view of the valley. Sunsets are a treat and a reqular occurance at the evening yoga classes. I've seen a bald eagle fly by as we were doing our Saturday morning yoga class! The owner/instructor, Suzette Hayes is Kripalu trained and she is one of 26 Kripalu affiliated studios in the US! I've been attending classes for three years and she constantly amazes me by how much she can 'mix it up' - never boring, with new yoga poses and exercises. Suzette is very creative as she also holds many speciality classes - aqua yoga, couples yoga, full moon yoga, midsummer's night yoga, restorative yoga, meditation, guest instructors from Kripalu and the list goes on! This area is very blessed to have a resource such as BHYS here in our backyard. Suzette's classes are not intimidating and her guidance through the various yoga poses is always very clear. Saturday morning classes are a favorite of many students because there is always tea, a snack and great conversation while enjoying all of the wonderful ambiance of this amazing studio in the little town of Guilford! Suzette is always striving to make BHYS even better by her continuous committment to her on-going yoga education through Kripalu.  - Shari Rivenburg


Thank you for your loving nature and for your excellent classes. We are stronger (power!) and healthier because of you. Thanks also for opening your studio to so many who leave so much more balanced in body, mind & spirit. - Love & thanks, Lisa & Victor


I just wanted to let you know how much I LOVED your latest Restorative Yoga! You really pulled out all the bells and whistles and created a very special evening. This community is so lucky to have your yoga studio here. Its been a pleasure to watch you and your business evolve into something very special!!  Love you classes and studio...thanks for beings so warm, inviting and creative. - Bh


You have helped me more than you will ever know.. Thank you for your classes and for being you..


Suzette, Thank you so much for a wonderful eveing last Friday. Everything from the carefully arranged mat space to the delightful menu of exquisite food was well done and quite appreciated by me as well as everyone else I am sure. I look forward to your next guided adventure night and will continue to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Thanks again for all the time and energy you put into your sessions. - Reed


I just love being with you and always look forward to your classes and our visits. You are an amazing instructor, and you have also touched so many lives in such a positive way. I know I have told you before, but I truly believe you were meant to do this. I'm so glad that I can be a part of it. Namaste..  - CJ