1.1 ATHA YOGA ANUSHASANAM
now begins the study of yoga
Hi! I'm Susan. Thank you so much for visiting my site. It is my honor to share this practice. My intention is to always meet the student where they are, and as such always remain the student myself.
My yoga journey began 10 years ago with sun salutations. I practiced them again and again on my own simply because it was a short enough sequence for a beginner to remember. Looking back, I see that doing very little gave me structure, and I definitely needed that to find focus. It was a relief to not be faced with the constant decision of what to do next. An awareness in my practice, beyond my physical body, developed slowly. I began to know my true nature, beyond the ever changing states of the mind.
I met my first teacher while I was an English teacher in Thailand in 2013. P Noi introduced me to asana, pranayama, and yoga philosophy. She inspired me to seek a 200 hour teaching certificate which I did in 2017 in Rishikesh, India at Nada Yoga School. I began practicing Aṣṭāṅga in 2019 with Jade Skinner in St. Petersburg, Fl, and when I moved to New York, with Amy Santos in Brooklyn. Since 2021, I've worked with Jessica Lynne Trese in Tampa and received my 500 hour specializing in Aṣṭāṅga Yoga. My latest study brought me to the home of Aṣṭāṅga Yoga in Mysuru, India to study with Paramaguru Sharath Jois. I've learned in all these years that yoga can be practiced in so many ways and is much more than a physical practice. Yoga is the only real teacher of yoga, and for most of us it is the physical body that can open the door to the inner realm.
Monday 12-1 PM Flow*
Wednesday 9-10 AM Flow*
Flow yoga classes are based on Vinyasa yoga (translates to “moving with breath”) which is a dynamic style of Hatha yoga joining physical postures, or asanas, with inhales and exhales, creating a steady internal rhythm for the practice. The Flow classes are designed to cultivate heat in the body with creative sequences with a strong focus on the power of breath awareness.
*Virtual Option Available
Tuesday 12-1 PM Power Hour
Build heat, open the body, practice balance, and breath during this focused time dedicated to bringing you the best of a yoga practice all in one joyous hour. As with every Power class, we ask that you go at your own pace and feel free to ask questions. A Power level class will be challenging and is ideal for an intermediate student. You are welcome to play with an arm balance or inversion, but you do not need to be able to do these more advanced poses. Come ready to try something new and leave your ego at the door- try not to take yourself too seriously!
Sunday 9:15-10:45 AM Ashtanga Guided Primary*
In this class, you will practice the complete Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga from beginning to end. We will keep with the traditional pace of the practice by following the traditional Sanskrit count. This class is appropriate for students whom have practiced Ashtanga Yoga before.
*Virtual Option Available
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