"Make peace with the present moment." ~ Eckhart Tolle

Susan was born in the Summer of Love full of ambition, optimism and curiosity.  She spoke her mind freely and often sought nourishment of intellectual, physical and spiritual bodies.  During a rambunctious quest for inner peace and freedom from suffering, she was led to practicing yoga over 20 years ago.  She savored the nectar of self-practice and guided instruction from a vast array of wonderful yoga teachers.  Learning to settle quick wit and swift action blossoms her creative and philosop...

Susan was born in the Summer of Love full of ambition, optimism and curiosity.  She spoke her mind freely and often sought nourishment of intellectual, physical and spiritual bodies.  During a rambunctious quest for inner peace and freedom from suffering, she was led to practicing yoga over 20 years ago.  She savored the nectar of self-practice and guided instruction from a vast array of wonderful yoga teachers.  Learning to settle quick wit and swift action blossoms her creative and philosophical nature.

As two daughters and her son grew up, both personal and professional spheres freed up time.  She was led to become a yoga instructor.  Susan began training with YogaFit with high regards for their instructors who supported the belief that yoga is for everyone.  Their accomplished trainers travel abroad and just happened to land in the birthplace of My Old Kentucky Home – Bardstown.  She began with Level 1 in August 2014 and completed Level 5 in May 2018.  She also enjoyed an incredible Mind Body Fitness Conference outside of Chicago.  This amazing journey to 200 RYT included Kids, Seniors, Ayurveda and Anatomy & Alignment.  Now she teaches yoga to her grandson, husband, family, friends and colleagues.

Driven to further understand universal principles led to receiving Reiki attunements.  In November 2014, Susan completed level 1 & 2 in her hometown of Frankfort at Vibrant Life.  Years later, she was fortunate to have a long distance energy healing to realign her scattered energies.  In April 2017, she ventured to Tulum, Mexico with her husband and both accomplished master training at Kaze Therapy Space.  This heightened her understanding of the chakras and flowing energy through our bodies.

Susan is so grateful her yoga practice is enjoyed as both a student and teacher.  She adored teaching at the Frankfort Yoga Studio before moving in 2016 to Shepherdsville.  After recently reading an impressive story about Amanda Mattingly’s journey as a massage therapist to the Olympics in South Korea, she was curious if Amanda was interested in offering yoga.  She was indeed and Susan graciously joined the team at The Radiant Touch sharing yoga with the community in Shepherdsville.  Susan is fortunate to be from a large family of teachers so this expands her horizons.  Her format encompasses all levels of Hatha yoga that inspires a positive experience of dynamic flow with breath awareness, safe modifications, unity and creative self-exploration along with music.  In addition to a regular class, she hopes to soon offer workshops on related topics.  She shares information on Facebook at Today's Cloud 9.  Please join us and see what happens next.
 
Susan has a deep passion for continued learning about Ayurveda’s approach of living in harmony with nature and our inner beings as the key to promoting universal well-being.  She appreciates everyone encountered along the path to the ultimate truth and enlightenment.  NOW let’s all relax and just breathe.

Namaste

Class description: All levels smooth flow vinyasa style of hatha yoga; Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:45 pm – 7 pm

Benefits of yoga:

  • Mental – release of stress, inner peace, calmness and tranquility and the opportunity to move through life more gracefully.
  • Physical – flexibility, strength, balance and power.
  • Spiritual – greater awareness and opening to the universe and connection with others.
General yoga class protocol:
  • Please allow 5-10 minutes before class to starts to gather props and mentally / physically prepare for class.
  • Please let the instructor know of any health concerns for modifications. If you’re unsure, please consult with your health care provider.
  • If possible, please bring your own yoga mat.
  • Please turn off all cell phones.
  • Eat at least 1 ½ hours before taking class. Meals should be light and easy to digest. If students need a snack before class, perhaps it could be fruit, tea or a nutrition bar.
  • You may replenish with a water bottle during and after class.
  • Please neatly put away all props and leave yoga space as good as or better than we found it.
Essence of YogaFit:
  • Breathing
  • Feeling
  • Listening to the Body
  • Letting Go of Competition
  • Letting Go of Judgment
  • Letting Go of Expectations
  • Staying in the Present Moment
YogaFit Seven Principles of Alignment:
  • Establishing Base and Dynamic Tension
  • Creating Core Stability
  • Aligning the Spine
  • Softening and Aligning the Knees
  • Relaxing Shoulders Back and Down
  • Hinging at the Hips
  • Shortening the Lever Length


Inspired from Deborah Adele’s book

The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice

 Kindness and compassion bring peace.

 Being real instead of nice is what it means to remain truthful.

 Giving up what's no longer needed brings newness and a fresh perspective.

 Appreciating what you have brings pleasure.

 Letting go brings abundance.

 Living pure brings clarity and enjoying moment to moment.

 Contentment is falling in love with your life.

 Trusting the process allows you to be both burned and blessed.

 Reacting based on a belief system vs accepting that we aren't who we thought we were, brings freedom.

 Surrendering our egos allows flowing harmony.

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Education
2014

Vibrant Life

Reiki I & II

2017

Kaze Therapy Space

Reiki Master Training

2018

YogaFit / Yoga Alliance

200 hour RYT program

Experience
Yoga

Hatha

Frankfort Yoga Studio instructor - Power Vinyasa Flow and All-Levels classes

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Yoga services

by Patty on Oct 03
See comment above
by Renee on Aug 10
Amazing yoga instructor ! Makes learning yoga fun and look so forward to coming to class for her relaxation techniques she shares with us as well ! Always feel awesome after Susan’s class !
by Anonymous on Jun 25
Love that Susan is very personable and very open and willing to show us how to do the work!

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  • Hatha

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