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.
Her most important teachers have been the late Swami Veda Bharati of Rishikesh and Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, currently living in Vietnam. Both provided a solid spiritual and moral compass over many years.
She teaches yoga privately and semi-privately, helping people with physical, emotional or spiritual issues and has been helping people transform their lives for over two decades, through yoga, mindfulness, Ayurveda and astrology. Learning more about yourself helps you learn how to take better care of yourself and others.
She works with teens and adults to build resilience, develop healthy coping skills and find a better frame of mind for the inevitable ups and downs throughout life. Using the same tools that helped her overcome several big life traumas, Susan can show you how to take a holistic approach to your own healing and self-realisation.
At the moment, Susan is not teaching weekly group yoga classes to free up more time for individual yoga therapy and astrological consultations, as well as writing and editing. 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 short 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.
Life’s challenges present an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth and are like signposts on the path to awakening. The practice of all aspects of yoga heals, empowers and inspires people.
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