Hey there! I am Susan Schectar. My journey into yoga was unlike anything I had experienced before. I expected it to help me physically. I never knew it would open me up to new ways of seeing the world or that I'd rediscover so much possibility and joy along the way.
In 2018, I was working as a hairdresser in film and television when I became incapacitated by a knee injury and could barely even walk, let alone work. Yoga kept me calm, taught me to focus, listen to my body, "play to the edge”, in yoga parlance or learning when to push and when to pull back. I not only regained full function of my knee without surgery, yoga empowered me with a way of being to make changes in other areas of my life.
I learned how to overcome self-limiting thinking, to focus and quiet my mind. To rediscover joy. To remember we are all part of a larger community, allowing us to be compassionate toward ourselves and others. Those lessons go with us off the mat too.
In my classes I teach others how to use focus and presence to empower them in their lives. Whether you are on a personal journey or out to change the world, yoga is transformational.