Susan Hawkins

Started Teaching: 
1 year ago
Started Practicing: 
13 years ago
Primary Style and Expertise: 
Baptiste Power Flow Vinyasa, Next Generation Kid's Yoga

Susan fell in love with yoga in the late 1990’s, first through Ashtanga and then later through pre-natal classes. In 2004, she found her home on the mat with Baptiste Yoga. in 2006, she left her 17 year career as an outdoor educator and elementary teacher to care for her young daughters, and yoga became even more of a foundation in her life. She found that yoga brought her focus, allowed centering, built strength and helped her find peace from everyday mental chatter. Over the years, she deepened her asana practice, and sought to go deeper in her yoga knowledge and experience. Susan completed Baptiste Level One training in June 2015. The experience was life-changing, and she became awake to the power and possibility that comes from living open-hearted, with authenticity and in connection to others. After Level One, her desire to live yoga off as well as on the mat expanded. She completed her 200 hour Teacher Training through Be Luminous in May 2016 . Susan is thrilled to be able to share her love of yoga with others, helping her students make the connection to their own breath, bodies, and the present moment, awake to the knowledge that like life, yoga is an ever-changing and evolving practice. Susan is also a certified Next Generation Yoga teacher, and teaches elementary kids yoga in after school programs.  When not on her mat, Susan loves reading, spending time with her husband and two daughters, and exploring the outdoors by hiking, skiing and kayaking around the beautiful Pacific Northwest.