Susan is a retired Critical Care R.N., who realized the many benefits of wellness through yoga. The practice of yoga has been known to improve our quality of life – body, mind and spirit. There are many good feelings, those of improved health, strength, and flexibility. Knowing these things to be true has made yoga essential to Susan’s being.
Susan chose to deepen her practice, so she studied and has become a Certified Yoga Teacher. She is continually studying, most recently for certification in Yoga Therapy. She has been an instructor in various facilities, including Harmon Golf and Fitness in Rockland, and now has a small studio where she teaches at the Rockland Golf Course. Susan is excited to join the 110 Fitness team! She is also a Reiki practitioner.
Susan has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. After retirement from a 45 year Nursing career, she worked in Randolph Public Elementary Schools as a 1:1 caregiver to a special needs child with a tracheostomy. He was provided with many specialists by the school and Susan, as his nurse. Over a period of 2 1/2 years, he progressed from a nonverbal, barely communicative, physically debilitated child in preschool to a fully active, fully able bodied, fully communicative child who mainstreamed to first grade. Without the tracheostomy! Yoga was helpful to calm his breathing throughout his and Susan’s time together, including post-surgery, so his congestion could be cleared and his lungs filled with air. The gentle stretching and movements of yoga were tremendously helpful on his journey toward wellness. Susan also uses yoga to assist cancer survivors through their pre and post surgical procedures.
Susan’s gentle teaching style is geared toward beginner and intermediate adults of all ages. Provisions are made for a quiet, gentle, safe environment. Being a Senior Citizen herself, she realizes the challenges of an aging body and the importance of maintaining wellness.
One of Susan’s favorite quotes is by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, “I can do things you cannot. You can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things”.