Susan Knowles

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I’ve been practicing yoga on and off now for over 10 years, but really returned as a serious student in the past 4 years.  Trying to rehab a serious neck injury and deal with some intense life stressors lead me to deepen my personal practice and eventually become a certified yoga teacher (right here at Healium!).

I have a background in physical medicine as an Occupational Therapist and my classes have a heavy focus on proper alignment, strength and functional movement- sprinkled with gentle encouragement, fun and humor.  I’m constantly amazed at the effort and dedication my students show and I work hard to provide them with an environment where they can grow, play and be safely challenged.

I consider myself to be a lifelong student and I love helping people explore their own yoga paths, whatever that may mean for them. The beauty of yoga is that it will meet you wherever you are, physically or mentally, you just have to be willing to show up.

When I’m not on the mat, I’m exploring a hiking trail in the metro area or in one of our national parks with my family, out in the city on my endless quest for the perfect dirty martini, or taking my 85 lb. chocolate lab “puppy” Trooper for a long, goofy, happy walk.

I’m so proud of Robyn and the yoga community she’s built here at Healium.  Whether I’m teaching my own class or taking a class with one of the awesome teachers here, I always leave feeling happy and connected.  I’m incredibly honored to be a part of the Healium Hot Yoga family.