Susan began a Yoga asana practice in 2001, came to Yoga East in 2007 and found her teacher, Laura Spaulding, who opened her understandings of Yoga and introduced a great human handbook, Patañjāli’s Yoga Sutra. Susan is an E-RYT 500, graduating from Yoga East’s 200 hr training in 2009 and the 300 hr module in 2012. Her training continues in the Krishnamacharya lineage - Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, and with the wonderful teachers Laura brings to Louisville. Susan has been influenced by workshops with; John Friend, David Garrigues, Saraswathi Jois, Doug Keller, Kino MacGregor, Robert Moses, Karin O'Bannon, Ramanand Patel, François Raoult, Darren Rhodes, Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Christina Sell, Dean Sluyter and David Swenson.
Susan Reid instructs the following:
200 Hr - Foundations of Yoga Practice
This series of 16 classes is required for Yoga East certification and counts for 20 hours in the subject of Techniques.
The series of classes is intended to improve your yoga practice. We will methodically work on the most important yoga postures and pranayama exercises. A yoga teacher should have a strong practice with good alignment and form. We will help you improve your technique in important postures and help you bump your practice up to the next level. You will learn correct alignment, breathing, pronunciation of the names, and tips for good practice and teaching.
Fee: $25 per class. Open to all students. Register online or with Susan Reid.
Class will not meet Aug 12, Sept 2, Nov 11 & 25.
Core Strength Yoga 2
Building strength is important for yoga and the activities of daily life. As we get older, it becomes even more important to maintain muscle and bone mass. This class practices yoga postures that strengthen the core muscles of the abdomen, back and pelvis and increase upper body strength.
Postures include Downward Dog, Plank, Handstands at the wall, arm balances, Boat Pose, leg raises. This is a challenging class, but many modifications are given for new students. Students at all levels will see immediate gains in strength and confidence.
Hatha Yoga 1-2
Level 1-2 Mixed Level classes are geared to students in normal health who are still working to learn fundamental postures as well as those who have more experience and are seeking to expand, refine and develop their yoga practice at more subtle levels. Sun Salutations and series of flowing poses are incorporated at this level. All classes end with deep relaxation.
Yoga Flow 1-2
This class is engaging for newer students and those who have been practicing longer. As students' skills and understanding of yoga deepens, the asanas will as well. The class will focus particularly on sun salutations, their purpose and the union of each movement with the breath. Class ends with deep relaxation.
Hatha Yoga 1-2 (Sivananda)
This hatha yoga class follows the Sivananda sequence which includes beginning warm-ups, pranayama, forward bends, backbends, twists, inversions, and deep relaxation at the end. This class is appropriate for all levels of students and includes adaptations for challenging poses. Class ends with deep relaxation.
This class is for experienced Mysore members or Yoga East teachers. You can do your normal Mysore practice or other sequences with the instructor. We are recently working on rope wall practices, yoga for pain and back-bends.