I'm Susanna and I have been honing my practice of holding space for over 25 years.
I started out my teaching career as a Secondary school Drama & Pastoral teacher & Counsellor, back in 1994 then trained as a Yoga teacher in 2001, very soon specialising in Women's wellbeing - Pregnancy and Mums & Babies Yoga, Active Birth preparation for couples and Doula support at birth.
Alongside running classes, circles and workshops for Women in all eras of their journeys I also hold seasonal day Retreats and weekend Retreats for women to gather, replenish and recharge. In my beautiful healing room at the bottom of my garden, ‘HeartSpace,’ I offer 1-1 sessions & workshops to help folk find their way back to their heart when they feel they’ve lost their way. I also go into local schools to help both staff and students to press pause, and offer bespoke workshops on all aspects of wellbeing, yoga, relaxation, mindfulness and self-development in the community and in the workplace.
I have done a lot of training in counselling, NLP, children's yoga & wellness, mindfulness, meditation, relaxation, yoga Nidra, EFT, Menstrual Cycle Awareness and various healing modalities including Reiki, and all of this has contributed to who I am and what I offer.
I have been very lucky to have learnt from some amazing elders & wise women teachers who I feel blessed to have sat beside and be able to grow their wisdom in the work I do with women.
Sarah Manning - my brilliant first Yoga teacher
Peter Hudson - for honing my listening skills.
Jorva Hamilton, shining light, my Reiki Master
Andrea Nerva, switch-on to my path, and the way of the Goddess
Janet Balaskas for putting the power back into pregnancy and birth
Kicki Hansard modelling the quiet power of serving with integrity in the birthing space
Marnetta Vegas - for reminding me how to play
Debra Delglyn for taking off my training wheels!
Sharon Mcerlane & The Grandmothers - introducing me to the Divine feminine, loving all, serving all...
Bee McGovern - for her exquisite role modelling of owning clear boundaries and attention to detail.
Amber Bates - a true gift of Universal perfect timing, and connecting me to my Cycle
Miranda Gray - illuminating in me the power of connecting /healing with our womb
Alexandra Pope & Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer - lighting my inner fire & power to know my calling
Mirella - for introducing me to Mama Gena and the call to Pleasure
I love to help women through transitions, to help them grow their strength and rise up to their path, to find their power - whether in finding their way through pregnancy, understanding their Cyclic ways, leaving their job, overcoming fears or simply in the need to feel heard.
The philosophy behind my offerings is simple and gentle - we all do too much, try to be too much. Each era of our life calls for a process of letting go and surrender. There is no ‘right’ way. We’re all just muddling through, struggling with change, adapting to each new season and never having enough time! I hope to help women to find their instinct, discover what lights them up, re-discover trust and most of all, stay present to what is....Life is unfolding perfectly in each moment if we can just offer up the resistance and welcome in the love.
I feel so blessed to be able to serve and feel totally honoured to be asked to share in peoples lives. We’re all co-creating such a rich tapestry of life and I learn so much from you all - thank you...
Hope to connect with you soon,
With love, thanks and huge blessings, Susanna xx