Suzanne Norman


What starts here can change the world!







Changing Lives Through The Art & Science Of Coaching   

Transformational Coaching Training Program

This is more than Life Coaching. This program is a quantum leap in the coaching field. Transformational Coaching is helping people with their evolution toward a bigger, better, healthier, more meaningful life. Yes, it is empowering others to reach their full potential, but it’s more than that. Let me explain.

Buckminster Fuller once memorably proposed, “everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them”. A follow-up study on this discovered that over 99% of all babies operate at a genius level for about the 18-24 months of their lives. The learning curve that each one of us goes through to be able to discover that we can control our bodies, learn words, crawl, walk…all of that learning that occurs in that first phase of life is so accelerated. The learning curve is beyond anything most of us ever achieve the rest of our entire lives. So, we come into the world as geniuses, but by the time we are five, only 20% of us are operating at a genius level. So what happens to us?

There begins to be a disconnect from our innate genius. The research said the disconnection occurs systematically and over time through this:

The learned voice of internal judgment. We start to doubt ourselves because we begin to look outside ourselves for approval and we begin to be told what we can be and what we can do and what is (or isn’t) possible. We learn to be conditioned in our thinking by others. We are taught to look to conditions to determine what we can be and what we can have.

So, Transformational Coaching is more about reminding people of who and what they really are, geniuses, with infinite possibility. It is about helping people unlearn false truths and collapse the limiting beliefs so they can reconnect with that innate genius and remember that they can do and create whatever they desire.

Desire To Inspire & Passion To Serve?

I spent seven years looking for the perfect coaching training program. One that would offer a good coaching model, great educational content, and marketing and business training. Here is what I found: There are a lot of good coaching programs out there, a number of which I trained in and was certified in, but there was something missing. I couldn’t find any that were helping people tap into their innate genius, their true potential. I didn’t find any program that was training future healers and coaches how to transform their clients on a deeper level.

With almost twenty years of education and experience in personal development and teaching the spiritual laws of success and healing, I realized that I already had all that I needed, I already had what I was looking for. It was as if the universe gave me a wake-up call…create what I was searching for and then offer it to others. My desire to help inspire, empower, and heal others ignited a new passion in me, train a new generation of leaders, coaches, and healers.

Do you have a sense that there’s more to life than what you’ve been experiencing up until now?

Welcome to the Transformational Coaching Program


The Coaches Academy was designed to train others to be leaders in the personal development space. My team and I created this training program after more than 15 years of being trained in transformational therapeutic processes, manifestation principles and personal development proficiencies that have helped hundreds of people step into a reality they never dreamed possible. The Coaches Academy training program is a proven system of transformation that is different than any other coaching program currently being taught, with the goal of training an army of healers all helping to make the world a better, healthier, happier, and more elevated place.

Coaching is a rapidly growing industry that offers an opportunity for great financial abundance, but more importantly, doing something meaningful and rewarding.

This accredited course was created to teach powerful skills to make a powerful impact while changing lives, and in the process, earn an abundant income.

The Coaches Academy and it’s "Transformational Life Coaching" training and certification course is a quantum leap in the coaching field. Transformational Coaching is helping people evolve towards a greater version of themselves. The Coaches Academy is certifying transformational leaders by teaching the mind hacking skills that shift perceptions.

The underlying principle in The Coaches Academy training is that each person is more powerful than anything that he or she has experienced and that what is within him or her is greater than any circumstance, past or present.

"Every person has unlimited creative capacity, but we are often limited by our own thinking. By changing perceptions, we gain the power to create what is desired."

The Coaches Academy teaches coaches to help others overcome fear and limiting beliefs. The training program shows a prospective coach how to re-train the mindset of his or her client by moving into the genius mind where all things are possible. “A dream will not happen from a mind that doesn't believe it's possible."

After successful completion and graduation from The Coaches Academy nine-month program, students receive a Certification as a Transformational Life Coach accredited through the International Institute For Complementary Therapists (IICT), and as a Certified Hypnotherapist through the International Association of Counselors & Therapists (IACT) / International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA)

Become a Transformational Life Coach in 9 Months

Coaching is one of the most exciting and lucrative industries to be in right now. And will continue to be for years to come.

Transformational coaching is within the health and wellness industry and that is the next trillion dollar industry. That alone tells us that people are longing to feel and get better….in all of the domains of their life…family/relationships, career, creative expression, and health.

According to the US Department of Labor, the number Coaches (life & health) employed in the US is expected to grow 21% by 2022.

You can be helping people in as little as three months and in just six months be a part of the next trillion-dollar industry.





Join The Healing Profession

Become a Certified Hypnotherapist


The Hypnosis Academy offers clinical hypnosis training and prepares you for the highest level of certification available. Our comprehensive program is filled with life-transforming techniques that will enhance your current coaching or therapy practice, or offer you an opportunity for a brand new career positively changing the lives of people.

Hypnotherapy is considered one of the most effective mental health healing modalities and is a powerful habit changing technology. Hypnosis works, often when every other intervention has failed.

Hypnotherapy Goes Mainstream

It seems like every day a new study proving the efficacy of hypnotherapy appears in the media. Hospitals, medical clinics, and urgent care facilities are bringing medical hypnosis to their patients. Both masters and doctoral level counselors, psychologists and social workers and learning hypnosis to assist their clients. Lay people getting off the conventional corporate career track are becoming hypnotherapists because they want to make a difference in the world. Hypnotherapy has come a long way in the last thirty years.

The demand for competent clinical hypnotherapists who have a broad base of knowledge and effective practical skills is growing by the day









Do What You Love

Aspire to deepen your practice, begin teaching, or advance your yoga teaching journey?
Transform your passion for yoga into something greater.



“Yoga serves the individual,
and does so through inviting transformation, rather than by giving information.”
– T.K.V. Desikachar

Since 2001, Enlightened Living (LotusYoga & The Yoga Academy) has been serving the Chicagoland area and is considered a preeminent school of yoga having trained and mentored thousands of yogis and teachers. The Yoga Academy teacher trainings are inspiring, transformational, and some of the most comprehensive in the state, featuring an integrated curriculum taught by teachers with decades of experience. Our high- quality program includes experiential sessions, highly structured student teaching, an overview of yoga therapeutics, and training in many specialty areas in order to deepen and diversify your education.




Yoga Immersion Deepen Your Practice

This is for the serious practitioner who wants a deep dive into the art and science of yoga but is not interested in the teacher track. The lifestyle of yoga, it’s philosophy, psychology, and physical practice will be deeply studied for the application in daily life. As a transformative science, yoga is life-changing and learning the deeper teachings, anatomy, and spiritual practices will positively impact your mental, physical, and spiritual health for the rest of your life.




Students in the 160-hour immersion program embark on a journey deeper into their practice and themselves. For many, the decision to join the program marks the first time they accept a more rigorous schedule of study and a more comprehensive definition and experience of the practice. By experiencing the system and science of yoga as a whole, students have the opportunity to discover more subtle dimensions of themselves inside and out. Students will be given a classical yogic framework with which to re-evaluate habits and patterns in mind and body. With these insights, the practitioner may more easily examine how these habits fit into the overall landscape of their present life. Therefore, gaining a powerful opportunity to change. This course is relevant to anyone wishing a deeper understanding and practice of the system of yoga, even if teaching is not a goal. Participation in the Yoga Immersion will earn you a certificate as a Certified Yoga Practitioner (YP) and can be applied toward Certified Yoga Teacher should one decide to take that path in the future.


Yoga Teacher Training

Do What You Love

The Yoga Academy 200-Hour Teacher Training is designed to immerse you into the study of yoga, enriching and strengthening your personal practice, and preparing you to safely teach Transformational Yoga sequences in a range of categories. The group will be intimate, allowing for plenty of individual attention and mentorship, and we will guide you on establishing a strong foundation for a lifelong study of yoga. The curriculum will include cultivating a daily home practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation; teaching skills including sequencing, seeing and understanding bodies, manual adjusting, and assisting; anatomy and philosophy.  Change your life, change the life of others



Why The Yoga Academy Training?

The Yoga Academy’s lead instructor and developer is Suzanne Norman RYT.

Suzanne began teaching yoga in 2001. Originally trained through the Temple of Kriya yoga under the tutelage of Swami Kriyananda and Kim Schwartz. Over the following 18 years, she continued her studies with direct disciples of Yoga Masters. Gabriel Halpern (B.K.S. Iyengar); Patricia Walden (B.K.S. Iyengar); Gary Kraftsow (T.K.V. Desikachar.

She has logged over twelve thousand teaching and training hours.



“When I began teaching yoga, I did so because I wanted everyone to have the life-changing experience I had after first stepping onto the mat. Yoga saved me.
I left a successful corporate career to pursue the path of yoga teacher. At the time, there were few training programs available, and the programs that were available were rigorous and intense. The Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago accepted me as a student and the next several years were spent at the feet of masters learning whatever I could about the rich and deep science of yoga. There are few things in my life that have given me as much pride as I feel having accomplished that training and then given the blessings from my teachers to begin teaching yoga.
A lot has changed in the world since 1999, and the yoga culture has as well. Yoga has become mainstream, and in many ways that is a blessing, but it is hard to be pulled into popular culture and maintain the integrity of a tradition. Yoga is different today, and it is losing a bit of its soul.
It is my feeling that to teach the life-changing principles and practices of this ancient healing system, we must honor the teachings, we must continue to present it as a true spiritual path and not just an exercise system. However, I recognize the need to distill these ancient precepts in a way that is relevant to today’s world. And I’ve spent twenty years doing that. 

The business of yoga has changed dramatically over the past two decades as well and it is no longer easy to be a yoga teacher. The competition for classes is fierce and yoga teachers have a hard time stepping into yoga as a full time supportive career. Today’s yoga teacher has to be exceptional and stand apart from the crowd. I have always been able to ride the wave of success by staying innovative and looking to the future. 


I offer a training program that honors the rich history and teachings of yoga, yet I make it relevant to modern life. I stress the importance of yoga teacher as a healer and focus on a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology with my students. I also teach the business of yoga so that you can be successful as a yoga teacher and make a difference in the world while also enjoying an abundant lifestyle. My mission is to train exceptional yoga teachers who will quickly rise to the surface and stand above the crowd.
This training combines my twenty-five years of experience as a practitioner and then teacher of yoga, my training as a Naturopath and Ayurvedic practitioner, and my expertise as a mind/body therapist.
I am honored to be training the next era of transformational leaders, and I am honored to have you with us.... you are in the right place.”
Namaste, Suzanne

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