For information about yoga classes
Contact: Susie McCarthy
Business Name: Inner Balm Yoga
Phone: 0402 052724
For a link to Yoga Australia, showing my membership and qualifications please click here.
I enjoy teaching a gentle, slow style of yoga, with a focus on breathing and alignment.
My own yoga practice started around 1987. Like most people, I started slowly, trying different classes, having a break here and there, until I found the teachers who really resonated with me. I have learnt and practiced with Kate Pell of Bowral Yoga, Shanti Yoga, Satyananda teachers including Atmaranta and Karmayogini, Karma Karuna and Pragyadara (Anahata NZ), Sal Flynn (psychotherapist and yoga therapist), Liz Bennett (physiotherapist and yoga therapist), Annette Loudon (yoga therapist specialising in yoga for cancer), Shirley Telles (director of research at Patanjali Research Foundation in India) and many other wonderful teachers.
Since my yoga journey began I have never stopped learning, attending courses, retreats, training and conferences. As well as my yoga teaching qualification, I am a qualified Yoga Therapist, registered with the Yoga Australia (YA) which is the governing body for yoga teachers and yoga therapists. I have a particular interest in working with people suffering from anxiety, stress, fatigue, insomnia and related disorders. Yoga, mindfulness, pranayama (breathing practices), meditation and yoga nidra (deep relaxation) can assist greatly to help overcome these conditions.
I have found that for me, as for most people, life experiences have shaped my life journey. I grew up with my mother suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), no doubt due to Post Traumatic Stress from the circumstances of her mother's death by suicide. Neither of my mother's conditions were diagnosed or named at that time and she received no treatment. She died of cancer in 1986. She wasn't easy to live with and I wish I could have helped her through yoga. My aim now is to help others in similar circumstances.