DC yoga Podcast
DC yoga Podcast
Jul 28, 2020
DC Yoga Podcast - Susan Van Nuys
Play • 49 min
DC Yoga Podcast Episode 40- "Even if the body doesn't move like we want, there's an elegance there and maybe something better."

- The cycle of being a AAA type person
- Karate and Yoga to help deal with the sleeplessness accompanying the Type A
- The obvious logic of movement to Karate but not always of asana practice at first glance
- Discovering yoga at the Fairfax rec center and then in Reston at Health Advantage
- Learning the logic of asana with Betsy Downing
- And how that is different from learning from a book
- Burning out at work
- Accidents and realizations (and broken noses)
- Purchasing Health Advantage
- Figuring out how to teach yoga full time
- Running a yoga studio in the early 2000s
- The popularization of yoga and the yoga boom of the late 2000s
- When yoga students became customers
- The rise of Yoga Teacher Trainings
- The rise of Yoga Alliance
- Developing standards for yoga teachers
- The Great Recession and the contraction of the yoga business
- The Beginning of the End with Coronavirus
- The beginnings of Anusara yoga
- Becoming an Anusara teacher and then being asked to not be one
- Loops and spirals
- The end of Anusara yoga
- Becoming the Health Advantage Yoga Center
- The importance of a daily, personal yoga practice


Susan is the director of The Health Advantage Yoga Center. She has been a yoga practitioner since 1989 and began teaching in 1997. Susan has studied with many world-class teachers, focusing on alignment-based styles. She received a BS degree in computer science and linguistics from the College of William and Mary and she particularly enjoys applying the logic she learned while programming to the progressive teaching of yoga poses. Susan's approach is warm and clear with an appreciation of individual differences.

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