New Zealand – Coromandel yoga retreat

When: 28 May 2015 - 1 Jun 2015 (Thu - Mon, 4 nights)
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Susan Allen

Susan Allen has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2002. Previously a mechanical engineer she came to yoga while travelling through India. Since completing her first teacher training in Sivananda Yoga in Rishikesh, India she then taught in Ireland for 5 years and then Yoga Ground Auckland since 2007. What attracted Susan to the practice is the perfect combination of the physical and the mental aspects of yoga. Both, in equal balance.
Since then Susan has done training in various traditions including Iyengar yoga in Pune, training with John Friend of Anusara yoga, Donna Farhi workshops and for the last 3 years a teacher training with Gary Kraftsow of the Viniyoga, yoga therapy tradition. Since 2007 Susan has been training under Vincent Bolletta in Auckland, NZ’s most insightful asana teacher. Vincent has constantly encouraged refinement and investigation in her practice and Susan is incredibly grateful for his mentorship. Susan’s meditation practice has led her several times to Osho’s wild meditation center in India as well as several Vipassana retreats in India and NZ.
In 2012 after experiencing a major shift in her health attending the Buteyko breathing therapy course in Auckland, she subsequently trained to become a practitioner. Buteyko is a sophisticated breath re-training technique that added depth and understanding to what she had previously learnt through the pranayama yogic practices.
Her practice and her classes are a combination of these influences. So much of our life we rush about unconsciously, busy and only living on the surface. Susan believes yoga is an opportunity for adventure! Not just adventure of moving to Wanaka to live (nice!) but an exploration of how we can become more connected with the joy and depth of living. Discovering that what lies below the surface of busy-ness can sustain us and bring peace of mind.
Susan currently runs and teaches at two studios called Yoga Ground in Auckland and Wanaka, New Zealand See more photos and other events by this presenter