About Sue

Over the last 30 years I have been influenced by the rich teachings of my mentors, the people who have inspired me, to whom I am hugely grateful –  Baron Baptiste, Simon Low, Dr Francoise Freedman and special thanks to Gill Lloyd who has been my teacher, guide and mentor from 1990-present day. Gill was the only UK direct student of TKV Desikachar and through her I have had the great privilege of studying directly with Desikachar in India and in the UK over these years. Gill continues to be my ongoing source of inspiration and guidance.

TKV Desikachar was one of the most respected yoga teachers of modern times and the torchbearer of the rich teachings of his father Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya is known as the grandfather of yoga in the West.

The heart of the teachings is that yoga can be adapted to meet the needs of each person rather than the person to the yoga.

“Yoga is not a one size fits all. It is an individual experience” 

TKV Desikachar


  • British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Diploma bwy.org
  • Advanced certification in the Krishnamacharya/Desikachar tradition in yoga therapy kym.org
  • TSYP (The Society of Yoga Practiioners tsyp.yoga
  • BWY Yoga for People Living with Cancer with Julie Friedeberger
  • Birthlight Pre Natal Yoga, Post Natal Yoga, Wellwoman Yoga with Dr Francoise Freedman birthlight.com

For over 10 years I have been part of the teaching faculty for Yoga Academy Teacher Training (Principal Simon Low) simonlow.com specialising in the safe construction of lesson planning and practising yoga in pregnancy.

I am co-presenter of the DVD ‘Beat Fatigue with Yoga’ cherryred.co.uk with Fiona Agombar.

I have been teaching at Triyoga London since its opening in 2010 have been teaching Yoga Gently, Vinyasa for All and Pregnancy Yoga at Camden and Chelsea.

I also teach in various venues in Surrey where I live.

I am married with three wonderful children and two beautiful grandchildren.

I offer workshops/tutorials/modules in Lesson Planning for Teacher Training Courses and Yoga in Pregnancy, specialising in “Safe integration of a pregnant student into a general class”.

I also offer mentorhip for trainee teachers and one to one sessions for anyone who would like individual attention or wishes to develop their own practice at home.

What to Expect

The practice is a flowing style (vinyasa) which links movement to breath. The breath is the central focus and is the key to unlocking the body and helping to clear the mind. Connecting the breath, body and mind creates a feeling of well-being and peace.

Yoga means union, to connect, to bring together mind and body to create harmony and balance within.

Classes are designed around the principles taught by TKV Desikachar. Great care is taken to ensure you are adequately prepared for all that is taught in a step by step way. The classes begin simply often in pose of rest, allowing time to release tension, connect to the breath and establish a smooth rhythmic breath, building gradually and progressively  (vinyasa krama) to stronger poses that will included counterpose and then wind down to relaxation/meditation. Postures are practiced dynamically, often moving in and out of the pose first to prepare for holding. Modifications and alternatives are offered so that each person can build the practice to suit their needs at all times. Verbal adjustments are offered rather than teacher given.

“The purpose of yoga is to reduce disturbances and return an individual to his or her inherent peace and power.” TKV Desikachar

I am very grateful to all the wonderful people I have met and shared yoga with over the years who have been inspirational, both students and teachers.  Thank you.

For more information, do contact me.

“My favourite part of this tradition is the respect for the individual. It is a sensitive method. It does not prescribe one set of movements. It evolves over time and is multidimensional so absolutely everybody can have a useful, potent, personalised practice. I feel this makes it accessible to all ages, abilities and stages of life”

Gary Kraftsow