Susanne has been teaching yoga since the early 1990’s. Her own practice started with Ashtanga, Iyengar and Scaravelli yoga. She gradually began to evolve her unique style of teaching vinyasa flow classes based on somatic principles as well as addressing current research in anatomy and biomechanics.
Susanne holds a Yogacampus level 2 teaching qualification accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga. She also has a BSc in Movement Studies and Sports Science, an MA in Dance, and advanced certification in Pilates, fitness, gyrotonic, and The Alexander Technique. In addition, she has attended many courses on movement improvisation, Feldenkrais, Body Mind Centring, breath work and myofascial techniques. Susanne previously ran a Pilates Foundation teacher training course, and, for many years, has taught at London Contemporary Dance School, and previously at the Circus Space and Trinity Laban.
She is a teacher for experiential anatomy and sequencing on the Yogacampus Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Diploma courses, as well as giving classes at The Life Centre. In recent years, she has run many workshops: on yoga as a somatic practice, on hypermobility, and how to include more dynamic stability into yoga, as well as on the art of sequencing.
Her teaching philosophy is to respect individual variations and solutions, whilst encouraging personal challenges and continuous growth and learning.
Susanne Lahusen’s early yoga background was in Astanga Vinyasa yoga, which she began to practise in 1991 with the late Derek Ireland. Since then, Susanne has studied with many renowned teachers. Richard Freeman, in particular, has had a strong effect on her own practice and approach to teaching yoga. Other important influences include the release based work of Vanda Scaravelli, Alexander’s approach and alignment principles, and the rhythmic and energetic qualities of gyrokinesis and dance.
Susanne holds a Yogacampus level 2 teaching qualification accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga. She also has a BEd in Movement Studies and Sports Science, an MA in Dance, and certification in Pilates, gyrotonic, gyrokinesis and Alexander. She has attended many anatomy courses with Tom Myers, James Earl, Gary Carter and Doug Keller on movement, yoga and myofascial work. Susanne previously ran a Pilates Foundation teacher training course at The Place and, for many years, has been teaching experiential anatomy and somatics at The Place and at Trinity Laban. She teaches experiential anatomy and sequencing on the Yogacampus Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Diploma courses.
Whilst respecting the unique characteristics of the various disciplines which she has studied, Susanne’s approach to teaching has evolved from an awareness of the elements that are fundamental to all movement.
Yoga as a Somatic Practice
24th April 2021 - Online (Live) - Susanne Lahusen
Yoga Teacher Training Diploma - London June 2021
5th June 2021 - Yogacampus Islington Blended - Catriona Brokenshire & Sarah Litton & Liz Lark & Susanne Lahusen & Graham Burns & Paola Ceccarelli & Jane Craggs & Adelene Cheong & Raquel Alves