suzy’s blog

Never Stop Practicing

She came at just the right time. It had been 7 months since I realized I had no cartilage in my right hip socket… No wonder lotus, and leg behind the head had been hurting….. With that one x-ray I had entered into what I could only then see as an era that was furnished […]

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Prana is Direction Elephant is Cheetah

Inside the asana when yoga. Inside the activity when Alexander Technique. Both ways of studying self have their own language, their own strengths, gaps, prejudices, over sights, genius, beauty and wisdom (not an exhaustive list). Both are aiming to effect the flow of energy. Prana when yogaing.  Directions when Alexandering. I have been studying Alexander since I was 24, […]

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Title Nine Minus 2018

or What Does Inappropriate Mean in Today’s World? WARNING: This blog is not about yoga. This blog is about ME My living in an athletic female body that was molested by her gymnastics coach at 13. I did not tell anyone but my little sister. I knew no one wanted to hear what I had to […]

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What Happens at YogaClub

January 1st 2009 we opened a small sweet  donation-based studio in the attic of our home, it named itself Ashtanga Yoga Club Durham. The City of Durham  has rules and regulations concerning the running of business in your home. Since our little studio was in a residential setting the whole enterprise had to stay on the […]

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Perfunctory Practice

These past few weeks my practice has  been less than amazing in terms of duration, or rigor. The best thing about my practice is it truly is a practice. It is something that I have built my life around,  we have a deep, long, loving relationship. Even though this practice is mine, I share it […]

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