For ages 7 – 10 years old: Children’s yoga class will introduce a basic yoga practice by using games, storybooks, songs, breathing techniques (pranayama), and yoga poses (asanas). Your child will learn about building body strength, flexibility and balance as well as skills to relax and cope with everyday stress and anxiety.
For ages 11-13 years-old: At this age, the kids yoga classes often seem too young, while the adult and teenage classes may be too advanced. Susan created ‘tweenage yoga classes to specifically attend to this age group with a class that was “just right” and addresses all the yoga concepts described above.
Restorative yoga is therapy-oriented yoga which helps recover strength, calms the nervous system, and eases tension in the body. Learn to align your body and breathe with gentle movements and poses with and without props. Those new to yoga and/or with physical limitations can learn yoga in a safe and supportive environment.
Susan was first introduced to yoga about 17 years ago when she moved to the Atlanta area. Knowing that yoga eased her chronic low back pain she decided to obtain her yoga teacher certification in order to help others. She is a 200RYT and has completed her 500 hour training program. She has most recently completed her 95 hour children’s yoga certification from Grounded Kids Yoga in Atlanta. Her emphasis in teaching has been on yoga therapy and children’s yoga. Her studies have included program hours in yoga for adults, children, prenatal, PTSD and individuals with special needs. Her goals are to provide restorative yoga for adults and introduce and teach the Grounded Kids Yoga program.
The Grounded Kids Yoga program is designed to help children and teens elevate themselves through yoga. Techniques including breath, focus, mindfulness, laughter, and yoga poses are taught to the children. She strives to help open up creativity, courage, compassion, inner strength, physical strength, and flexibility in a non-competitive environment. Restorative yoga for adults focuses on breath, mindfulness, stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. It is recommended for all levels of yoga experience.
Susan and her husband, Jim, are the parents of two daughters, Lindsay and Sarah, who have graduated college and are now living/working in the area. She and her husband, and their three dogs live on a small farm in Alpharetta with free-range chickens, bees, and an organic garden. Susan also loves to paint landscapes and portraits, play tennis, and read.
“I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.” ~Stevie Wonder
-Thich Nhat Hanh
Specialty yoga classes are available for groups of 4-7 people. Rates are $15 per person. Private lessons are also available. Form your own group with friends or join one of our on-going classes! Call or email if you are interested.