The name Susananda Yoga comes from a fusion of Susan, my ‘proper’ name, and Ananda, which is Sanskrit for bliss. I completed my initial yoga teacher training at Ananda Cottages in Bali.
I discovered yoga while balancing a busy career in the NHS, and I was inspired to become a teacher after it helped me manage my stress and anxiety. Get in touch today to discuss my classes.
I will lead you in a slow, mindful yoga practice, combined with philosophy, neuroscience, anatomy, and a little sprinkle of humour. No headstands, handstands or ‘instagram bendy poses’ !!
Clients can expect a practice with an emphasis on stability, toning, and calming the nervous system, delivered in a light-hearted way, along with yoga philosophy, breathing, and mindfulness work.
A hot sweaty intense practice (you may get a little warm!)
Slow, mindful Hatha Flow Classes typically start with a gentle warm-up then move on to more physical poses, flowing from one to the next, and end with a short period of meditative relaxation.
The practice will focus on developing strength and stability rather than flexibility.
Yin yoga consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body - the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer. Yin yoga is almost entirely passive. During the poses muscles are relaxed to avoid muscle spasm.
Gently challenging connective tissues by holding a yin pose for time, the body will respond by opening, lengthening.
Everyone from the athletic to those with limited mobility will benefit from Yin Yoga practice. Welcome to yoga’s quiet side!
My background in nursing enables me to use my knowledge of anatomy and physiology to address your specific needs. What’s more, my practice and commitment to developing as a teacher have taken me on many journeys in the UK and abroad, ranging from Bali, where I completed my first teacher training, to Vancouver, Canada, where I learned to teach Yin yoga.