(Co-owner of Bindi Yoga)
My training was done at the Yoga Tree in Freemont. I have my 500 hour Yoga Alliance Certification. Besides yoga being a big part of my life, I also share my life with my husband Jack and 4 dogs. My daughter Michelle (also co-owner) and I started Bindi Yoga together February 2011.
A yoga practice is different for everyone, you do not need to be flexible, have great balance, or have a dancers body. Anyone can do some form of yoga. I have been humbled in my own practice and reminded that just because I teach yoga doesn't mean that I can do a picture perfect pose. We all have injuries or other challenges that affect our yoga practice. I give myself a daily reminder that yoga is a lifetime practice.
Yoga invites us to explore connections with the relationship we have within ourselves. When we build on the awareness of body and breath, thoughts and emotions, we can start to really understand who we truly are. My classes are a good mix for both the experienced yogi as well as the beginner yogi. By creating a space for each yogi to feel free to move into a more challenging pose or to take it down a notch allows you to be more in control over your practice. My job is to guide you and help you achieve your goals. At anytime you feel you need additional help or guidance regarding your yoga practice, please do not hesitate to as anyone of us. We love hearing from our students! -Namaste Susan
Susan instructs the following:
The bridge class between Hot Yoga and Power Vinyasa Yoga. The class is perfect for those who want a
bit more of a workout but are not ready for the power class. Class is held in the hot room at a toasty 105 degrees.
Yoga is an excellent way to prepare the mind, body and spirit for the many transitions of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood.
This class will also give you the necessary tools to take other classes offered here at Bindi, or your home practice. Meet other mom's to be for support and encouragement.
Postnatal classes coming soon!
Winter Solstice 2 HOUR FREE CLASS
Join us for this 2 hour event as we celebrate the change of season's Bindi Style. We will connect with the Yin and Yang of yoga by starting class with a gentle flow, moving on to some deep stretching, ending with a candlelight meditation and chant. Class will be held in the hot room with the heat turned down to a comfortable degree. Wear comfortable clothing and get ready for the holidays. Class is open to everyone! No experience needed.
This is a great class for beginners to get their feet wet in a fluid moving class without the vigorous activity in a power vinyasa class. Learn proper technique, alignment and terminology of postures (asanas), while opening tight spaces in the body and toning the body in a very gentle way. Even seasoned yoga practitioners enjoy this class because it can fine tune their physical and mental practice on the mat.
Modern life is fast enough—your yoga doesn’t have to be. Deliberately mindful, measured movement can balance that frenzied energy. Go ahead and surrender to our soft, soothing, spirit-lifting sequences. Quiet your mind, relieve aches and soothe your soul in tranquil sessions that are designed to leave you refreshed. Classes are held in our non-heated room, but bring layers of clothing for your own comfort. Mats, bolsters, blankets, and other props are provided, or feel free to bring your own. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome!