Susie Ryan’s first yoga class was in 1970. She believes that the spirit of yoga lives in all beings, and that merging the paths of mind and heart connects us more deeply with our own authentic power. Her genuine desire is for helping people experience deep healing, to bridge the breath, mind, and body thereby improving overall health and wellbeing. This is the natural outcome of a committed yoga practice.
Susie embraces yoga holistically not just as an exercise for the body, heart and mind, but as a way to live more fully in this world and experience life on a deeper level. Susie’s practice and teaching has been inspired and informed by many yogis including Erich Schiffmann, David Swenson, Max Strom, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Ana Forrest and Jnani Chapman. Her first teacher training was 100 hrs.with Bhekja J. Since then she has completed 200 hrs. with Shiva Rea and 200 hrs. with Saul David Raye. She has also completed Level 1, Healing and Health for People who have Experienced Cancer.
Retired after a long career as Director of Alumni Advancement at Georgetown Day School, Susie spends her time teaching at various yoga studio’s in DC. She teaches private classes to people who have or have had cancer and for the past four years, her Seva work has been teaching yoga classes at Patricia Sitar for the Arts.
“We are all living lives that can at times be extremely stressful. My intention is to create a sacred space for students to come in and let go of all the chitta of their lives, to free the mind and the body in a peaceful, healing, safe and caring environment where people can achieve more together than alone, and people of all ages can feel good about themselves.”