Susan Wanmer: Leading with Wisdom
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- Susan Wanmer’s presents ‘Aqua Yoga’ at the National Yoga Australia Conference 2016
Susan Wanmer has worked full-time facilitating Yoga for over 24 years. Now, as a Senior Yoga Teacher, and recognised as a wise elder, she works passionately promoting Australian Yoga through her trainings, workshops and retreats.
Although not a member of Yoga Australia, she has been asked to present a session for Conference attendees that models ‘Leading a group with Wisdom’ – in keeping with the theme of the 2016 Yoga Australia National Conference. Susan will do that via a session of ‘Aqua Yoga’.
Weekly, she guides a very mixed level group through her therapeutic ‘Aqua Yoga’ in the water. Many attendees cannot do regular exercise, yoga in a studio, or even swim, due to various health issues, so Susan’s skill as a senior teacher and leader is on display here weekly.
Passionate about her clients and her work, Susan’s mission has always been about providing a bridge between ‘mainstream’ exercise and the delights of the yoga world. Susan introduced the very first yoga classes into gyms in Brisbane, was the first to provide a ‘rest and recovery’ Yoga program for a professional Rugby League team for many years, and continues to use yoga as one of her tools to create wellness and meaning for top corporate executives through her current coaching.
In 2015 Susan hosted the official United Nations Inaugural International Day of Yoga. In keeping with the theme of the United Nations, and the World Health Organisation, Susan follows the “anybody, any time, any ability, anywhere” distillation of essential yoga practice. With this versatile, yet authentic approach, she has been called on by Brisbane City Council to provide Doga [Yoga with Dogs], Aqua Yoga programs, interviewed by ABC and various magazines on ‘Work/lifebalance’, ‘Doga’, ‘Aqua Yoga’, and most recently done an on-air audio ‘beginning yoga’ advice on Australian Shout-a-Mate Radio.
Susan has a distinct Methodology that her trainees, students, and teachers embody. Her ‘mindset’, or approach to Yoga is really important, and many corporate clients find they are ‘IN’ yoga before they realise, because they follow the mindset keys to setting up a yoga pose.
This same distillation of yoga comes through in her Aqua Yoga. Using the elements of resistance, buoyancy, fluidity, support and feeling, Susan draws on this water medium to connect participant’s minds to their bodies, their breath. They let down, let go, and learn what yoga – and the medium of water – can give them. “It is a five-star resort kind of feeling!” says Susan, “but available anytime, anywhere”.
Susan Wanmer’s Aqua Yoga works entirely with the benefits of water, and so supports the physical body. Expect that a session with her in the water, flushes your lymphatic system, enhances bio-feedback, builds tone, core strength, plus cardio, as well as bringing the stress management side of Yoga to you as well.
Combining her long background as a Kinesiology Therapist, plus Yoga Trainer, Susan’s Aqua Yoga/ Water Yoga stimulates brain integration, playfulness, which enhance neuro-plasticity, mindfulness, and encourage the deeper connection to the embryological anatomy deep within.
Experience this session for Yoga Teachers with Susan Wanmer in Crown Plaza’s Gold Tower pool at the Yoga Australia Conference 2016, held at the Gold Coast for the first time.
Please Note: Expressions of Interest to Learn how to Teach Aqua Yoga/ Water Yoga open after Easter 2016. This module is open to Yoga Teachers or students, Swimming Instructors and Personal Trainers. To find out more about deepening your personal interest in YOGA, or mentoring for teaching, contact Susan WANMER on firstname.lastname@example.org, or 0410 570441. WEBSITE: www.susanwanmer.com.au