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 (2012 -1016) 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, where she still teaches.
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.
Suzie also runs workshops and retreats as well as runs classes, and specialises in, Yoga for Depression, Cancer, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatique, ME, Arthritis and Osteoporosis.
Suzie teaches Buddhist Meditation and Relaxation classes.
Personalised 12 Week Programme.
As well as her work with our wounded and sick military personnel, Suzie has developed a Personalised Twelve Week Programme which is for people who intend to make yoga a part of their lives. This programme has proved extremely popular in all walks of life. The programme usually runs on Mondays or Tuesdays however, weekends can be made available.
Heroes at Ease© is Suzie’s Service Organisation set up in 2012. Please go to the Heroes at Ease page for more information and photographs of Suzie’s work with wounded military.
Suzie is a member of Kripalu’s IEL – The Institute of Extraordinary Living who sponsors the largest and most influential team of yoga researchers in the Western world. Supporting a team of Harvard Medical School faculty and Research Assistants who are studying the effects of yoga on a wide spectrum of human functioning – from mental and physical health to development of extraordinary states of consciousness.
Suzie is also a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals Advanced Instructor Level 3, a Yoga Elder and a member of The Friends of Yoga.