30 Things About the Goddess is a 10 week immersion into Shakti, the energizing and animating principle of the universe, also known as the Goddess. In 10 week’s time, we will learn about 30 female Hindu Deities: who they are, what they represent, and how to access their energies within us. We will discover different aspects of ourselves by connecting with each individual deity, and we will acquire lasting tools and techniques for self-empowerment.

You can participate from wherever you are.

Get specific. Dive in deeply.

You will emerge from 30 Things About the Goddess with a wide range of knowledge about Shakti. You will learn more about goddesses familiar to you, and you will learn about other goddesses for the first time. This is an amazing point of departure for creating a goddess-centered practice.


Course runs April 24 – June 30

Additionally, you will have access to:

  • 2 live calls about a particular aspect of the goddess (recorded & downloadable)
  • A private Facebook group where I will answer your questions, and we will all share reflections, relevant articles and images, personal experiences, and creative work

A 10 week course

April 24 – June 30

How it works:

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, you will receive a Goddess Newsletter focused on one specific goddess. Each Goddess Newsletter will include the following:

  • 1-3 images of the goddess
  • A concise but specific description of the goddess
  • The goddess’ key iconography: her appearance and attributes, tools and weapons
  • A myth or anecdote involving the goddess
  • A mantra or mudra associated with the goddess
  • A meditation prompt that you are encouraged to use for journaling
  • A specific practice for accessing the energy of the goddess within yourself

30 Things Course Price

Tuition $167

30 Things + One-on-One Session with Susanna

Tuition + session $267


Listen to my free introductory talk. Feel free to download it from Soundcloud and share it.

One-on-one sessions for 30 Things participants

This is an opportunity to dive even deeper into the practices of one specific goddess who speaks to you. Sign up for a one-on-one private skype or phone session with Susanna at a discounted price to bring your studies and practices to the next level.

You can decide at any time during “30 Things” which goddess you wish to focus on, and Susanna will tailor your session to your particular area of interest.

Areas include:

  • In-depth intensive session on one particular goddess
  • How to implement goddess-based practices in your life
  • Mantra: how mantra works, and how to create a daily mantra practice
  • Mudra: how mudras work, and how to create a daily mudra practice
  • Writing or Meditation tutorial.
  • Using Goddess-centered practices in your teaching


You can use a one-on-one session to get credit hours toward your yoga alliance continuing ed credits. I am a ERYT-500 and YACEP, and I care deeply about your education. To assist your learning process, I will require a 1-2 sentence summary or reflection on each of the 30 goddesses sent to me in advance of our session. During your session, we will discuss your reflections, questions, and move more deeply into the material, implementing a plan for how you will use it to deepen your teaching and personal practices. This is my way of nurturing your learning process and insuring that you have read, contemplated, and can comfortably work with the vast range of information that I will be sharing with you.

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Life invites us to create meaning in narratives: in voice and gesture, with hearts investing in the powers of memory and imagination. Join Susanna Harwood Rubin for this amazing opportunity to further your skills and develop a richer practice of yoga. A remarkable opportunity to work with a gifted, accomplished teacher in the company of great souls and worthwhile conversation.
~Dr. Douglas Brooks, founder Rajanaka Yoga

Susanna’s participation In our teacher training in Paris introducing yoga philosophy and myth was truly magical! She brings faraway concepts & characters and makes them relevant to our daily life.

~Janelle Waters-Oliel, Yoga Teacher, Owner of Big Apple Yoga France

Susanna is a gifted storyteller who shares not just the wonder and magnificence of the ancient Goddesses, but teaches us to apply their bravery, enchantment and wisdom to our own lives. In her descriptions of Saraswati’s artistry or Parvati’s love or Kali’s ferocity, we see reflected our own great fortune (a Lakshmi!) at being engaged humans in the 21st century.

~Martin Trelaun, Yogateau Creator

I loved the 30 Things About Ganesha course! For one thing, there were far more than thirty! The course was packed with goods, from images to mantra to stories and more, and truly opens up deep access to Ganesha as one’s own self. I looked forward to each day’s offering and continue to draw from these resources.

~Randall Buskirk, Yoga & Meditation Teacher

The one-on-one sessions I did with Susanna enhanced my understanding and teaching of Hindu history and mythology in a way I would have never realized without her. I would highly recommend studies with her for any teacher or student interested in the history, myths and legends of yoga. She and the characters she will introduce you to will absolutely enchant you and stay with you forever.

~Nikki Albano Robinson, Yoga Teacher

Susanna’s 30 words for 30 days has been a wonderful challenge! Writing what I love has been a great joy and creates new insight into my teaching practice. She is sweet and steady in her encouragements…I am so grateful for Susanna’s offerings and will return many times. Thanks for helping me grow Susanna!

~Rachael Crawford Goolsby, Yoga Teacher, Writer