Susan graduated from Body Therapy Institute, Silk Hope, NC in 2002 and has completed more advanced training in the areas of Bellanina Facelift Massage, Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, Hot Stone massage, Aromatherapy, Lymph massage, and working with people living with cancer. She is also a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner for people and animals and especially enjoys working with cats. She has a small private practice in her home and is the full-time Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher for SearStone Retirement Community in Cary, NC.
Susan is also a Duke trained Certified Integrative Health Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher with additional certifications in Acu-Yoga (combining acupressure with yoga postures) and Aqua Yoga (yoga practiced in a pool) and has taught for over 20 years. Her specialty is gentle, restorative Hatha yoga for beginner and intermediate adult and older adult students. She currently teaches group classes at SAS Institute, Apex Community Center, SearStone Retirement Community and for Sentinel Real Estate Corporation.
Susan holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from UNC-Wilmington and a M.S. degree in Recreation Administration with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation from UNC-Chapel Hill. She worked as a Recreation Therapist for 13 years in private psychiatric hospitals and community settings (Parks & Recreation Departments) before starting her own business in the Healing Arts.