Welcome to Devi Soul Yoga.
Teaching since 2002, Susanna inspires through her passion for Hindu myth, mantra, and the Tantric tradition, specifically Rajanaka Tantra, which she has studied for over fifteen years in the U.S. and in South India. Susanna believes that your body is your temple, and whether you are in a yoga studio or in nature, traveling or at home, you can celebrate your embodied life by stepping onto your mat and moving with your breath. Her spiritual home is the great Nataraja Temple of Chidambaram.
Susanna created Devi Soul Yoga, an approach to teaching that includes Hindu myth, mantra, mudra, and meditation in each of her classes. She combines these practices with a careful attention to alignment and an emphasis on the breath to guide flowing movement sequences. Her classes are challenging, inviting students into the deep sweetness of svadhyaya, or self-study.
Off the mat, Susanna spends her time writing and drawing. Her book, Yoga365, was released by Chronicle Books in October 2016, and has sold over 15,000 copies in half a year. writes for numerous publications, including The Huffington Post, Mantra Yoga + Health, Elephant Journal, and NY Yoga+Life Magazine.
Susanna created the popular Writing Your Practice and 30Things workshops and online courses, which apply yoga philosophy and myth to the practice of writing, unlocking yogis’ creativity and refining their self-expression. Students from over 20 countries have participated since 2011.
Susanna is based in New York City, but teaches internationally. Her current weekly classes are at Brooklyn’s Abhaya Yoga. Spring 2017, she is in residency at Bowery Yoga Thurs nights April 27-June 22. She teaches public workshops in Yoga Philosophy, Myth, Mantra, Meditation, and Writing, and guest teaches for numerous teacher trainings in the U.S. and in Europe. She teaches and mentors privately in these areas as well. Susanna has been profiled on the HuffPost Live, MSNBC Today, YogaCityNYC, J. Brown’s Yoga Talks, The Shakti Hour, and more. She is E-RYT 500 and YACEP.
Om Namah Shivaya
Study with Susanna
Susanna is available for Workshops, Teacher Trainings, and also for Private Sessions:
- Yoga Asana Classes
- Meditation Instruction and Workshops
- Yoga Philosophy Instruction and Workshops
- Myth, Mantra, and Mudra Instruction and Workshops
Susanna’s Weekly Public Classes:
Engage Through Public Speaking
Susanna spent the first part of her career lecturing and public speaking on behalf of the Museum of Modern Art. After years of overlap between her art and yoga lives, she shifted her public speaking to the Yoga World, leading large group mediations, presenting on Yoga, Meditation, and Myth to Public and Private Schools, and presenting at Conferences such as S.H.E. Summit. Her schedule and rates are available upon request.