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Yoga with Sue

I have been studying yoga since 1983, as a “nice way to stretch out and wind down” after a hard day’s work as a dancer and choreographer. i became a certified yoga instructor in 1998 and am now an E-RYT (experienced registered yoga teacher) through the Yoga Alliance.


Teaching Style

I am often asked his simple question, but I don’t exactly have a simple answer! My style is probably best described as eclectic. I’ve studied with a very broad range of yoga teachers and styles, including Iyengar, Hatha, Restorative, Viniyoga, and therapeutic. And while every style has something unique, I like to incorporate ideas from different traditions and allow the student to find what works the best for them.


Yoga is a personal practice, and one size does not fit all. I believe that there is no one ‘right way’ of doing yoga (although I certainly think that good alignment is instrumental to a safe and productive practice). I like to help guide my students into finding a safe but exciting and appropriately challenging way to practice yoga.


Lineage

I have studied with a great many yoga teachers. Locally, I have mostly studied with Julie Lawrence, Holiday Johnson, and Julie Gudmestad. Other teachers I have studied with include Bob Smith and Ki McGraw, Ada Lusardi, Baxter Bell, Rodney Yee and Elise Browning Miller. See my extended bio for a full description of my training.


Classes, Workshops, Retreats

I teach weekly yoga classes at Pacific Northwest Pilates on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Click here for more information on weekly classes.


I teach workshops monthly, sometimes integrating yoga with other disciplines such as somatics or pilates. Click here for more information on workshops.


I have been leading yoga retreats since 2001. I have taught retreats in Mexico, Hawaii, and soon--Italy! My retreats are known to be part yoga (and other types of movement forms) and part true vacation (we drink wine, socialize, laugh, and have fun). All levels welcome. Click here for more information on retreats.