Susanna first remembers loving to write in grade school, spending hours writing and illustrating books of her own poetry. This expanded into a life-long passion for literature and writing through a rigorous academic education at Phillips Andover Academy, where she read everything from Shakespeare to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Toni Morrison to Balzac, then at Middlebury college, where she fell madly in love with Marcel Proust while studying in Paris.
She has never looked back.
After finishing her MFA at the School of Visual Arts, Susanna spent years writing and lecturing for MoMA, including co-writing the book Looking at Matisse and Picasso. She also created MoMA’s first art and writing classes, collaborating closely with Harvard University’s Project Zero, the university’s educational research group, to develop and implement curriculum in New York City schools and at the museum. She continues to contribute to art publications and websites, most recently writing essays on several prominent Minimalist artists for The exhibition catalog New York New Drawings 1946-2007 at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente in Spain and the website Art=Text=Art, a traveling museum exhibition. Her drawings were also included in both exhibitions.
Susanna currently writes on yoga, writing, art, and life for a number of publications, including The Huffington Post, Mantra Yoga + Health, Elephant Journal, Rebelle Society, and YOGANONYMOUS. She created the popular Writing Your Practice workshops and online courses, which apply yoga philosophy and myth to the practice of writing. She loves to assist other yogis and writers in finding and refining their voices. She expands this practice by giving talks on yoga and Hindu myth, and continues to talk about Proust to anyone who will listen.