As one of the world’s leading experts in teaching Adaptive Yoga to wounded, sick and injured military personnel and the first yoga teacher to have been employed (2010 – present) by the Ministry of Defence and Help for Heroes (2009 -2016) Suzie has vast experience and has carried out a great deal of research into the Science of Yoga with our wounded military.
Suzie is a graduate of the prestigious Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health in Lenox Massachusetts, and a practitioner for over 48 years. She opened the first Kripalu yoga centre in all of Europe in 2003. As her work developed, she began seeking to serve yoga in a deeper way, working firstly with abused, self harming women in a ‘sectioned’ unit of a local hospital and then at Headley Court Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (Ministry of Defence) with wounded, sick and injured military.
As word spread from the soldiers themselves, requests for her skills were brought to the attention of the UK’s largest charity for wounded military, Help for Heroes. They contacted her and employed her to work for their recovery centre at Tedworth House in Wiltshire where she taught for 4 years. During this time, Suzie was asked to write an Adaptive Yoga Teaching Training Manual for those teachers wishing to work in the field of PTSD and Trauma.