About Susan Malone . . .
Susan is a Certified Yoga Teacher with her RYT 200, meaning she attended teacher training school for 200 hours of classroom and asana (yoga poses) clinic. Subjects taught in this program include Anatomy & Physiology, Philosophy, Psychology, Teaching Methodology, Chakras (the body’s seven energy centres) and Asana Clinic. She is insured and is a registered RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance.
Susan was always active until she experienced a massive heart attack at age 48. Following by-pass surgery and a four week hospital stay, Susan was left traumatized by the incident. Diagnosed with heart failure and living in fear of a second attack, Susan closed her successful retail consulting company with offices in Halifax, NS and Burlington, ON to lead a quiet life with family and friends. Eventually frustrated with her near constant fear and inactivity, Susan discovered yoga over twelve years ago. “I liked yoga right away and my teacher was very patient with me and encouraged me to develop at my own pace. It was amazing to me to finally feel my body grow stronger.”
With the help of a defibrillator implant in 2007 and an upgrade in 2012, Susan finally felt some much needed peace of mind and was able to more fully develop her yoga practice. “During the past twelve years, I have learned first hand the benefits that a regular yoga practice can bring to my mind and my body. I enjoy the calmness that yoga brings into my life, my improved posture and most of all, the strengthening of those important muscles which can deteriorate with age.”
“My one hour practice is a gentle yet energizing exercise which creates awareness of mind and body through deep breathing and proper body alignment during yoga poses. Ten years ago, I couldn’t jog, I couldn’t do aerobics, I couldn’t swim laps but I could inhale and move into a yoga pose. Over time, I learned to breathe more deeply, to hold yoga poses longer and best of all, to feel my body relax into the pose and grow stronger. This is what I want to teach to other seniors.”
Susan’s class includes a variety of yoga poses:
Warm up stretches,
Gentle supine (on back) & sitting twist poses,
Invigorating standing poses,
Strengthening balance poses,
Belly & sitting poses and
Final relaxation (Shavasana).
Susan most recently taught seniors yoga at Sun Yoga Studio, Oakville on
Tuesday & Thursday mornings.
Susan has moved to New Brunswick and is hoping to teach seniors yoga there.
She is also available to teach seniors yoga in local Community Centres, Condominium and Seniors Complexes as well as teach yoga with private lessons to beginners in their home or office.
For more information, please contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org