Hi, I’m Susanne.
I have been studying the human mind, behaviour and health since 2005. I have a BS in Psychogy and a PhD in Educational Psychology. While studying full time, I have always had one or more jobs as a research assistant. There simply weren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. I barely slept and came to know all about stress and it’s depleting consequences first hand.
Later on, I worked as an evaluator to measure and improve the effectiveness of health and education programmes. I also worked as a health researcher and collaborated with international organisations, such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) to improve mental health care. With high workload and conflicting deadlines, the stress did not diminish.
I discovered yoga during my studies while looking for a way to relieve stress. It worked better than any other exercise and I kept practicing. Eager to share the benefits of yoga with others, I completed a 200 hour vinyasa yoga teacher training and later on a hot power teacher training.
I have been teaching group and private yoga sessions ever since. However, from my studies in Psychology and personal experience, I knew that yoga is only a part of the solution to stress. To minimise the harmful side effects of stress, and ultimately avoid burn out, the causes of stress cannot be neglected.
Based on my experience and feedback from one-to-one yoga sessions with very busy and highly effective people, I recognised a a common need for complementary strategies for stress management and prevention. Thus, the programme was developed offering an effective combination of yoga and lifestyle support.