Her early yoga background was in Astanga Vinyasa yoga, which she began to practice in 1991 with the late Derek Ireland. Since then, Susanne has studied with many renowned teachers. Richard Freeman, in particular, has had a strong effect on her own practice and approach to teaching yoga. Other important influences include the release based work of Vanda Scaravelli, Iyengar classes, Alexander's 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 , an MA in Dance, and advanced certification in Pilates, gyrotonic, gyrokinesis and the Alexander Technique. She has attended many anatomy courses with Tom Myers, James Earl, and Doug Keller on movement, yoga and myofascial work.
Susanne qualified in Pilates in 1981, and ran a Pilates teacher training course at The Place from 2001-8. She has been teaching experiential anatomy and somatics at postgraduate level at The Place and at Trinity Laban for many years.
Susanne enjoys teaching at all levels, she works with dancers and acrobats at The Place, Laban and previously at The Circus Space, and she runs her own studio in Battersea. She is on the teaching faculty for Yogacampus, runs professional yoga, Pilates and anatomy workshops, and teaches at The Life Centre, Islington.
Whilst respecting the unique characteristics of the various disciplines, her approach to teaching has evolved from an awareness of the elements that are fundamental to all movement. Her classes are creative and fluid, yet precise and carefully sequenced to allow for individual progression.