Susan has been studying Iyengar yoga since 1989 and is currently certified at the Intermediate Junior II level. She has completed more than 2000 hours of Iyengar Continuing Education. Her teachers include Suzie Muchnick, Lois Steinberg, Manouso Manos, Linda DiCarlo, and Sri H.S. Arun. Susan has studied with the Iyengars in Pune at RIMYI, and in Bangalore with Sri Arun. Susan participated as an instructor and co-author of a pilot study of Iyengar yoga for Aromatase Inhibitor-associated Joint Pain in Women recovering from breast cancer, conducted at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. She received her C-IAYT Certification as an International Association Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) in June 2017.
Susan brings dedication, enthusiasm, and humor to her teaching, which encourages students to develop their skills and enhance their understanding of yoga as a path for self-understanding, self-improvement, and spiritual development. According to Sue, “Your yoga mat is your laboratory for observing who you are in the moment, without judgment or distraction.”
Susan is also a full-time professor of research psychology at Walden University, working with doctoral candidates and teaching research methods. She has conducted research on substance abuse recovery, compassion fatigue, workplace wellness, and has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.