Susanne Lahusen’s early yoga background was in Astanga Vinyasa yoga, which she began to practise in 1991 with the late Derek Ireland. Since then, Susanne has studied with many renowned teachers, Richard Freeman in particular. Other important influences include the release based work of Vanda Scaravelli, Alexander’s approach and alignment principles, and the rhythmic and energetic qualities of Gyrokinesis and dance.
Susanne holds a Yogacampus level 2 teaching qualification accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga. She also has a BEd in Movement Studies and Sports Science, an MA in Dance, and certification in Pilates, gyrotonic, gyrokinesis and Alexander. She has attended many anatomy courses with Tom Myers, James Earl, Gary Carter and Doug Keller on movement, yoga and myofascial work. Susanne previously ran a Pilates Foundation teacher training course at The Place, London Contemporary Dance School, and for many years has been teaching experiential anatomy and somatics at The Place and at Trinity Laban. She teaches experiential anatomy and sequencing on the Yogacampus Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Diploma courses.
Whilst respecting the unique characteristics of the various disciplines which she has studied, Susanne’s approach to teaching has evolved from an awareness of the elements that are fundamental to all movement.
Susanne Lahusen instructs the following:
Squares and Spirals – stability in movement in vinyasa flow practice
A vinyasa flow practice that is sequenced to find stability where we might need it, whilst freeing areas that need more release and space.
We will look at how we initiate movement and at the structure and internal actions of poses, to get a sense of dynamic, rather than rigid, alignment. We will create balance and focus whilst enjoying the fluidity and grace of creative and explorative vinyasa flow!