Susan is an E-RYT® 500, and founder of Bhakti Center Yoga, an RYS® 200 based in NYC. Born and raised in Shanghai, Susan is a gypsy at heart and has always been searching for the deeper meaning and purpose of life beyond the body and the mind. Having danced ballet from the age of four, modeled since age 12, she loves to express her emotions through the movement of the physical body. At age 20, she won the title of Miss Shanghai and worked in the public spotlight for two years. After obtaining two master's degrees in Media and Journalism and working in marketing/communications for over seven years, she listened to her inner calling to share the teaching of yoga and became a yoga and meditation teacher. Susan believes when you take the time to care for yourself with genuine self-love and live an aligned life, you have the power to heal yourself and the world around you.
She is inspired to serve, to tell stories and to make the teaching of self-care and sustainable living available to everyone. Susan created #everyonesyoga as a platform to share yoga with anyone, regardless of age, shape, gender, nationality, social status, or any other label that society puts on us.
Susan has collaborated with organizations including Animal Connection, Earth Matter NY, Community Yoga (Shanghai), In Defense of Animals, Compassion Arts, Project by Project, among others to make the teaching of yoga accessible. She has also demoed yoga at the United Nations and hosted the UN 6th International Day of Yoga Celebration. She has been assisting Yogi Charu and teaching in over 10 yoga and meditation teacher trainings.
With over 1,000 training hours, Susan’s teaching style is very nourishing, grounding and uplifting with a focus on breathing and the relationship with Self. She offers different styles of yoga classes both one on one and in group settings, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Prana Nidra, Prana Vidya Healing, Chakra Meditation and other yoga and meditation techniques. Susan also leads local and international retreats and offers Ayurveda self-care treatment and consultation.