Sue Livingston began her working life in scientific research working in both the public and private sectors in the area of molecular biology. At the same time, she started practising yoga and has enjoyed it now for 30 years. The increase in mental clarity, the power of concentration and the “feel good” factor were happy discoveries beyond the physical bonuses that yoga provides.
As a mother Sue relied upon the dual benefit of energy and calmness that flowed from yoga. In times of challenge, the comfort and equanimity that yoga offers sealed the case for it being a wonderful gift.
Sue was encouraged by her yoga teacher to train in more depth and in 2007 attained an Advanced Diploma in Yoga Teaching that encompassed 730 hours training. She then completed 160 hours in Yoga Therapy modules with Dr Ganesh Mohan and, in 2019 completed a Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy with over 690 hours of training. Yoga Therapy sessions have a one-to-one structure that address a wide range of physical and stress-related challenges using personally tailored programmes designed by the therapist and student together. Sue has recently qualified as a Level 1 iRest™ Teacher. iRest is a form of deep relaxation and meditation born of mindfulness practices.
Now in her 13th year of teaching, continuing her professional development and having over 1,890 hours of formal yoga education under her belt, Sue continues to delight in making daily discoveries and uncovering new questions as she continues to study with renowned teachers, as she teaches and learns from her students and as she journeys along the Yoga Road.
Sue is a Senior Teacher in Yoga Australia (YA) and a member of the International Yoga Teachers Australia (IYTA)