Susanne Hardt


susanneI had my first encounter with classical Hatha Yoga in the 1990s. I still remember that my body enjoyed it, but that I also realized already back then that Yoga was far more than just a physical practice. Now, for the benefit of my body, mind and soul, I have been practicing for many years. My yoga practice also helps me to connect to my heart, my inner potential and to meet living beings again and again with loving kindness.

I am an educated Viryayoga (certificated according to the Yoga Alliance; 200 hours RYT) and Yin Yoga teacher and have had the opportunity to practice different stiles of yoga throughout the years, such as e.g Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga, Jivamukti and Anusara yoga. Getting in touch with Viryayoga in 2009 and the slow, meditative Yin Yoga in 2014, I finally found “my” stiles of yoga.

From 2004 until 2014 I lived in Norway and did my basic 200 hours Viryayoga teacher training in 2012 at the Nordic Yoga Institute in Stockholm: Since then I have completed several additional Viryayoga teacher trainings, such as more anatomy teachings where I deepened my understanding of anatomy in the context of the asana praxis and also courses for teaching advanced classes.

I am both trained to teach yoga for people needing a slower, softer yoga (Virya Aware) as well as for people not being able to sit on the floor (Virya Grace). In 2015 I did a first Yin Yoga teacher training of 50 hours with Murielle and Sebastian Pucelle: and I continue my Virya and Yin Yoga education constantly.

Yoga can help us to shift our focus from a often performance-oriented state of doing to an accepting, life-affirming state of being. We gain access to our body, to our often forgotten inner potential, our inner joy, power and spiritedness and can find peace and equanimity.

tiril lilylYoga may mean different things to different people and can be practiced in several ways. But all stiles of yoga have as goal to calm the fluctuations of the mind and to develop inner peace. Yoga is not about achievements, but helps one to arrive in the present moment and to explore ones own body and mind. And I think yoga should be fun! As Jigar Gor once said:

„Yoga is not about touching your toes, it is what you learn on the way down.“