Susan Ni Dhubhlaoich

About Susan Ni Dhubhlaoich

Susan (aka Susan NiD) is a founder member of Mandala Yoga Dublin. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for more than 14.

Susan first certified as a yoga instructor in 2009 and always the curious student, has completed multiple 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 23 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, meditation 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 to inspire and move us, 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)

In collaboration with Magic Hill – Camino Specialists, Susan will be leading a unique Yoga and Camino retreat this July 2024. Learn more here.

 

Mandala Yoga Susan Ni Dhubhlaoich WellFest

 

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.

Standing Head to Knee -Susan NI Dhubhlaoich
”Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.”  Rumi

Having started out as a pure ‘hot’ and ”power’ yoga, over the last few years I have found myself increasingly drawn ‘yinside’ and am enjoying that more contemplative, meditative side of my practice.

Surrender to what is.. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be. - Sonia Ricotti - Shoelace
”Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.”  Sonia Ricotti

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 #TCM #Enneagram #StarWars #CaminoDeSantiago #LearnLanguages

 

Yoga Trainings

 

Connect with Susan

Twitter: @susannid

Instagram: @susannid

Linked In: susannid

 

View other members of the Mandala Yoga Dublin Teaching Team.