Suzanne Manafort is director and founder of Newington Yoga Center in Newington, Connecticut. Since 2008, she has worked in Newington with veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Program. She also teaches classes to women with post-traumatic stress disorder at the Veterans Hospital in West Haven, Connecticut.
Manafort’s work with veterans led her to cocreate, with Daniel Libby, the Veterans Yoga Project, and Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans with PTSD, which trains yoga therapists nationwide to effectively use yoga to help veterans. She has released two CDs Yoga Nidra by Suzanne Manafort and Breathe In Breathe Out, a group of short breathing practices designed for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. She also serves on the board of the Give Back Yoga Foundation.
In 2009, Suzanne Manafort was designated a Wells Fargo Second Half Champion for her work with veterans.