Sue Northrop

Sue is passionate about making Yoga available for everyone, especially people who think Yogas not for them. She teaches in Care Homes, Day Centres, runs classes for older adults in the community, now online, as well as 1:1 Yoga.

 Sue has been a student of Yoga for over 25 years and Yoga teacher for five.  She started Yoga for exercise when she couldnt run or cycle.  Caring for parents with dementia  and working full time took their toll physically and emotionally leading to serious back problems and depression. Yoga classes kept Sue going through tough times.   Melanie was one of Sues teachers and through her classes Sue experienced the deep healing and peace Yoga can bring in times of great personal challenge.

 Inspired by this and to deepen her understanding, Sue trained as a Yoga teacher. Always  passionate about social justice and tackling inequality, Sue choose SunPower Yoga, an Inclusive Yoga course in the Sivananda tradition, that also suited her background in psychology and science.  Following her love of working with older people and experience of dementia, Sue  has trained in Gentle Years Yoga (Yoga for older people with long term conditions); Yoga4Health (Yoga for social, prescribing) and Aqua Yoga and is currently completing a Diploma in Yoga Therapy. Sue also has a Masters in Dementia Studies, is a SSSC Dementia Champion and a Chartered Psychologist, specialising in Community Psychology.


Sue says:

 Yoga gave me time out of caring and over the years has helped me deal with physical, emotional and mental issues.  Teaching has shown me that everyone can benefit from Yoga. Yoga Moments is named after a research paper I read at Stirling about how carers for people with advanced dementia relied on momentswhen the person with dementia was with them. It could be a look, a touch a conversation.  I had experienced those wonderful moments with my Mum and Dad.  We hope that Yoga Moments will give people special moments – to take a breath, to find peace, to ease pain.”