suzy’s blog

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 […]


Read More What Happens at YogaClub

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 […]

Read More Perfunctory Practice


couple in bed with chihuahuas at around 4AM husband gets up to go to the bathroom, comes back to bed checks phone….. says nothing wife- what?! who won? husband -Trump wife- what? husband – yes….. wife—sort of sobbing…. I can’t believe this… how did this happen?… I am not ready for this….. husband- well… now […]

Read More 11/9/2016

Leopards Break into the Temple

Leopards break into the temple and drink all the sacrificial vessels dry; it keeps happening; in the end, it can be calculated in advance and is incorporated into the ritual. Kafka I am an  Alexander Technique teacher certified and sanctified by my teacher, and my teacher’s teacher, and my teacher’s teacher’s teacher,  and The  American Society […]

Read More Leopards Break into the Temple

Locationless Location

Where ever (s)he lays his/her mat is his/her home. It matters not where my mat is. For me, my Mysore is where my teacher is instructing. These  Mysores of my description take place in a locationless location.  My teacher is David Garrigues and he is on the move. Hashtag!!! DG is my teacher. This past […]

Read More Locationless Location

17 days

been gone 17 days, and 17 long nights never gonna let the elevator break me down, oh no let’s go! The grief feels similar to when my mom died. Not as fully devastating, not so close to the bone, not as deeply cellular,  but still devastating, close to the bone, and cellular. The grief, the […]

Read More 17 days