About Susan Ni Dhubhlaoich
Susan (aka Susan NiD) is a founder member of Mandala Yoga Dublin. She has been practicing yoga for over 17 years and teaching for 14..
Susan first certified as a yoga instructor in 2009 and always the curious student, she has completed many (many!) trainings since then.
‘‘For me yoga absolutely began as a simple ‘stretch + sweat’ endeavousher. I stumbled one wet Friday evening into a stifling Bikram yoga class 16 years ago and…. I just kept going back. My practice began as an exercise in stretching my teflon-tight, marathon-running hamstrings. Little did I realise then how much yoga would, over time, stretch my mind, my body and my world view, in so many weird and wonderful ways.
The strength and flexibility I have built in my physical body today is nothing compared to the mental and emotional strength, courage and flexibility I have gained and continue to receive from my yoga practice’’.
Certified to teach Bikram, Vinyasa Flow, Yin yoga and an empowering Kundalini-inspired sequence called Envision Yoga, Susan has taught yoga internationally, both in the US and Asia. She loves to travel, teach and practice a range of yoga styles.
As a yin and meditation teacher, Susan likes to weave all these different styles and traditions into her own practice and classes.
Susan likes to create intelligent flows and mixed-style classes that are built on intention (sankalpa).
As someone fascinated by the power of words and language, she is fond of the old quote.
And as a qualified massage therapist and self-confessed anatomy nerd her aim is to keep things simple by avoiding too many anatomical phrases)
Yoga Off the Mat
”Today ‘My Yoga’ is so much more about what happens OFF the mat than what is happening for me on the mat. I continue to be amazed at how regular practice helps me to be grateful, contented and to #findthebalance.”
”Having started out as a pure ‘hot yoga junkie’! in the last few years I have found myself increasingly drawn ‘yinside’ and am enjoying that more contemplative, meditative side of my practice.”
”I believe everybody’s journey with yoga is their own. Yoga is an amazing mirror that allows us to see where we are at any given time. And how we can be at our best – both in good times and bad. My greatest pleasure is to see a student return after their first class.
My mantra for myself is ”Stay Humble. Stay Curious. Never Give Up.”
When Susan is not practicing, teaching or falling out of postures, she dabbles in a range of off-the-mat endeavours. #pottering #Gaeilge #ZenWisdom #Poetry #WordSmithing #TCNM #TarotWisdom #Enneagram #StarWars
- 200 Hour RYT Hot Yoga– Absolute Yoga (2009)
- 9 Week – Bikram Teacher Training (2013)
- Diploma in Holistic Massage Holistic College Dublin (2013)
- 200 Hour RYT Vinyasa Yoga – Frog Lotus (2014)
- 50 Hour Yin – With Yin Yoga (2014)
- 50 Hour Envision Yoga – Frog Lotus (2016)
- 100 Hour Yin – The Yin Space (2016)
- 50 Hour TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Summers School of Yin Yoga (2018)
- 50 Hour Mindfulness and Yin Meditation Summers School of Yin Yoga (2019)
- 50 Hour Movement Mapping (2019)
- 30 Hour Rocket Yoga Teacher Training (2019)
- 30 Hour Katonah Training (2022)
Connect with Susan
Linked In: susannid
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