Susan Hopkinson

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After a brief career in international organisations, I began teaching yoga in Brussels in 1998, and qualified as a yoga therapist through the Yoga Biomedical Trust (London) and with Mukunda Stiles in 2007. I have studying various approaches to yoga since 1985, and regularly learn from teachers in India, Europe, the US and Canada. Most of my work involves individualised yoga or mindfulness-based therapy, using Ayurvedic, Yogic and Buddhist principles to support treatment.

Life's challenges present opportunities for personal and spiritual growth, and serve as signposts on the path to awakening. Hatha yoga, nada (healing sound) yoga, pranayama (breath work) and meditation practice is healing, empowering and inspiring. Suggested routines and diet plans follow Ayurvedic principles. It's deeply satisfying to watch people tap into their potential and discover and transform themselves through ancient wisdom teachings.

My 18 years of developing a personal mindfulness practice provide tools and support both in my therapy work and as a parent. I have especially been blessed to spend 3-4 weeks a year on retreat with Thich Nhât Hanh, since 2008.

My yoga therapy practice includes clients dealing with emotional and physical health issues, such as back problems, chronic pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, breast cancer, anxiety and depression.

I also offer evolutionary astrology sessions as a way to understand one's life purpose and to deepen self-awareness.

Individual sessions can involve any of the above tools, including spiritual guidance.

My book, Teaching Yoga in an Upside-Down World: How to stay on the path when society goes off the rails, was published in April 2019 and is available on Amazon and Kobo.

My roots are in Toronto, and since 1991 I've been in Brussels, where I live with my daughter and son (when they aren't away at university), and Metta, our Yorkshire Terrier.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I have had the pleasure of attending Susan's classes and it has been enlightening and enjoyable. Susan is an amazing teacher, she personalizes each of her classes to the students and allows to feel comfortable in the practice. Since my very first class I found with Susan a warm welcome, respect and the joy of sharing the practice with the other students.
I highly recommend attending a class with Susan!

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Great yoga instructor and more....

I am a hatha yoga teacher and in my practice, Susan continues to be an inspiration in what yoga really is and what it can mean in ones life. She is the real thing!

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Great Yoga teacher with a real holistic approach

I have known Susan for almost five years and she is a great yoga teacher. She takes a very individual and holistic approach, is body focused but also enjoys the spiritual side. She is attentive and fun. Highly recommended

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A true teacher

Susan's Yoga classes have brought me peace and many more spiritual insights about myself and the world at large. I warmly recommend her classes to anybody who is investing in their own wellbeing and have a thirst for spiritual truths.

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I met Susan when I had no clue what "energy" was about! Thanks to her patience and love I discovered a big portion of Who I Am. Susan is a great teacher, definitely inspirational and able to unlock with soft hands your real Self.