How does hypermobility affect the body and mind? How do we recognize it, and how do we work with it in students and in our own bodies?
Today’s culture often tends to see yoga as a tool to make us more flexible, and classes might attract people who possess greater than average flexibility.
Recent research on fascia and stretching is challenging traditional ideas of what is good for us. New ideas are emerging that might help us to create yoga practices that stabilize what is too loose whilst freeing stiffer adjacent areas.
The workshop will be a mix of practice and theory, all levels are welcome.
Susanne Lahusen is a senior London teacher. Her 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, 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, 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 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.
with Susanne Lahusen