"I have been practicing yoga for along time and I have taken a lot of yoga classes. I really enjoyed your class. In fact, this was the best class I have ever taken!" - Hillary, Hillsborough, NJ
"I always feel so great after your yoga classes, I just don't want to get up and go home, I feel so relaxed and at peace, yet stretched out in the same time."- Donna- Hillsborough, NJ
"Susan, I look forward to coming to your yoga classes every week, they are the highlight of my week!"-
J. B.- Hillsborough, NJ
"I feel so much better in the 4-6 weeks that you have been teaching me yoga. I came in with a lot of back problems and now my pain is GONE, I stand up taller, and breath much better, Thank you. This class has meant so much for me. Thank you, Susan."- L.G.- Hillsborough, NJ
Personal Healing/ Reiki sessions:
“I recently had a Reiki session with Susan Martinez and wanted you to know how wonderful and restorative it was. I felt as if I was flooded with divine loving energy. I recently went through a terrible break-up and during the session I felt a sense of well being I hadn't experienced in months. I also felt a block dissolve - it was a physical sensation as if something had actually moved in my heart. Even after Susan had removed her hands from my body, I felt warmth as if she were still holding them there. The Reiki was a beautiful experience and Susan is truly a healer. Thank you for providing a safe warm place to be healed!” – Courtney K., Hopewell, NJ
What Susan's Reiki students are saying:
“Susan, I thoroughly enjoyed this reiki class! I appreciate all of the time and effort you put in to making the training so inspiring.” S.D. - Neshanic, NJ- Reiki I practitioner
"I am very grateful for Susan's compassionate nature and excellent teachings. I found this Reiki class to be very fulfilling and rewarding! I feel the knowledge I gained from this this Reiki class can be integrated, not only in to my every day life, but into my nursing career as well."
C. S. - New Brunswick, NJ- Reiki I practitioner
"This Reiki class was one of the most inspiring and joyful expereinces in my life! Susan is so thorough and teaches respect and reverence for the discipline of Reiki. It is clear that this is her true passion and calling. She is a great teacher and I look forward to working with her again in the future!"
V.W. Basking Ridge, NJ- Reiki I practitioner
"Reiki I class was a profound expereince. I feel balanced and open to healing. I enjoyed working with the group and sharing Reiki. Thank you Susan!" M.L. - Princeton, NJ- Reiki I practitioner
“This reiki training meant a lot to me. It is saving me right now, to be a part of Reiki. I am very excited! It was just meant to be!“ D.B. - Branchburg, NJ -Reiki II practitioner
“Susan's reiki class was wonderful! It gives me the hope to naturally treat my Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Irritable Bowl Syndrome and get back to feeling better. It also gives me that ability to help heal others.“ – E.R.- Hillsborough, NJ - Reiki II practitioner
“Susan's teaching methods were very successful! The approach was very informative and thorough... all in all a very comfortable and loving atmosphere.“ R.G. - Hillsborough, NJ- Reiki I practitioner
“I enjoyed Susan because of her manor; kind, sweet, open, patient and validating. I felt very comfortable around her. Her teaching methods were very good!“ S. F. - North Jersey -Reiki I practitioner
“What this Reiki Training has meant to me has been the opportunity for me to further my intentions to be a fully integrated human being. It was a very pleasant environment and the pace of the class was good! I appreciated learning the origins of Reiki!“ – D.B. - Branchburg, NJ -Reiki II practitioner
“This Reiki class meant a lot to me! Through Reiki I hope to be able to bring healing and peace to family and friends." R.G.- Hillsborough - NJ Reiki I practitioner
“Susan' teaching methods are excellent- love the energy!" – L.N. -Central NJ - Reiki II practitioner
“This reiki class has meant a lot to me; it was the right time, right place. I am so excited about this... and grateful. Thank you!“ – D. V. -Morristown, NJ -Reiki I practitioner
Life is a journey, it is our honor to help you find your path. Healing Lotus Holistic Therapies was designed to support your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Our
programs and services promote healthier, stronger, and deeper relationships among individuals, families and communities. My name is Susan, the Founder of Healing Lotus. I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work and am a Licensed Clinician. My calling is to help others reach their highest potential. Please see my Bio and testimonials below.
Holistic Therapies: Psychotherapy, Yoga Therapy & Reiki
Susan Martinez, MSW, LCSW, is a Bilingual Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker, Educator, and Certified Yoga Instructor at the advanced 700-hour level. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Her qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Rutgers University and a State of New Jersey teaching certification for grades K-12. Susan earned her master’s degree from the Rutgers University School of Social Work. She specializes in mental health, women's issues, trauma and working with immigrant populations.
Susan has studied meditation and holistic healing since 1981 and she is a Reiki Master Teacher. She has taught yoga throughout the Tri- State area since 2001. Susan has found great satisfaction and meaning in her own life’s journey through the practice and teaching of yoga and is honored to share what she has learned with others. She approaches life as an opportunity for individual growth and transformation.
A sought-after motivational speaker, Susan facilitates workshops on yoga, meditation, stress reduction, Reiki, and holistic healing for the corporate and private sector. Some of the venues where she has presented include; The Center for Great Expectations, Rutgers University, Raritan Valley Community College, Carrier Clinic, Edna Mahon Correctional Facility, Hunterdon Youth Services, High Focus Recovery Centers, Dwight & Church, Montessori Schools, Woodbridge Township Schools, North Plainfield School District, and Easter Seals Corporate.
Susan’s expertise includes the development and implementation of creative, and innovative, evidence based workshops and programs. These include: Yoga for (substance abuse) Recovery, Yoga for Stress Reduction, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Gentle Cleansing and Detoxification, Chakra Yoga, Yoga for Back Health, Yoga for People Living with Chronic Illness, and Chair Yoga. Other workshops include Mindfulness, Meditation 101, Self- Care, Stress Reduction, and the Peace Program.
Through counseling, life coaching yoga, and Reiki classes in Middlesex and Central New Jersey