After discovering yoga in Toronto in 1985 and practicing with outstanding teachers like David Swensen, Esther Myers, and Mary Stewart as well as many lesser-known but excellent teachers around the world, Susan began teaching in 1998 following her first yoga teacher training with the late Derek Ireland in Goa, India, in 1997. She qualified as a yoga therapist with the Yoga Biomedical Trust in London (now organised through Yoga Campus) and with Mukunda Stiles, both in 2007. Susan has also studied Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy with David Frawley, A.G. Mohan and Vasant Lad, and for over a decade updates her knowledge in the field of Yoga Therapy via Yoga U Online, a great resource for teachers.
Susan empowers her students to take a holistic approach to self-realisation, and her work involves individualised yoga or mindfulness-based therapy (in the spirit and tradition of her longtime teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh), distilling Yogic, Tantric, Buddhist and Ayurvedic philosophy into her teaching and counselling. She also offers natal chart interpretation and astrology-based counselling as a professional astrologer, and teaches mindfulness courses throughout the year in the spirit and tradition of her longtime teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh.
At the moment, Susan is not teaching weekly group yoga classes to free up more time for individual yoga therapy and astrological consultations. Read more about that decision here.
A gifted astrologer, Susan helps people to understand themselves and their life journey better through their birth charts and current astrological influences, in keeping with the ancient tradition of harmonising our inner experience with the outer world and the entire cosmos.
Of Irish descent, Susan was born in the US and raised in Canada. She came to Brussels in 1991 for an internship at the European Commission, which led to a brief career in international institutions. Eventually, her love of yoga took over after realising the deep satisfaction of watching people tap into their higher potential and discover and transform themselves through ancient wisdom teachings.
Guruh sakshat param brahma
Tasmai shri gurave namah
Guru is the Creator (Brahma)
Guru is the Preserver (Vishnu)
Guru is the Dissolver (Shiva)
Guru, indeed, is the limitless Consciousness.
Homage to that supreme inner Guide.
Guru Stotram, composed by the sage Shankaracharya, 9th century CE