Meet Sue Cheung – Weblog


Sue Cheung is a yoga and mindfulness meditation trainer with over a decade of expertise educating at a few of London’s hottest studios. In 2023 Sue certified as an Integrative Change Employee with the Moral Teaching Collective and as a licensed Life Coach with the Life Coach College.

Inform us a bit about your self… 

I used to be born and raised in Toronto, Canada and moved to London in 2005. I’m a yoga & meditation trainer with over 13 years educating expertise. I lately skilled as an integrative life coach, which has been quite a lot of enjoyable. I’m a eager scholar and at all times trying to be taught extra. For me yoga, meditation and training are all types of change and liberation work. 

What does a typical day appear like for you? 

Very first thing is hitting the bottom working by getting the youngsters prepared for varsity!

Then relying on the day, I’ll begin with a little bit of qigong and meditation, earlier than shifting on to admin/content material creation, then I’ll head off to show and gather the youngsters from college. Different days it’s straight to educating with all the above within the night. 

Meditation and motion are non-negotiable. Typically it’s a 45-minute barre/energy class, others it’s 10 minutes mendacity on my mat!

How did your yoga journey start and what impressed you to turn out to be a yoga trainer and life coach

I began practising within the early 2000s. I used to be volunteering at an area TV station and Rodney Yee was one of many visitors. He was selling his ebook, Yoga: The Poetry of the Physique, which I purchased and swiftly devoured. I dog-eared the sequences, and mirrored the photographs whereas barely wanting on the directions. I keep in mind downdog feeling excruciating! Then I went to my top notch at an area fitness center in Greenwich in 2005 and I by no means regarded again. 

A serious turning level was in  2011, after I was on a retreat with Jean Corridor, and he or she requested me if I’d be focused on trainer coaching. It felt just like the sky had opened up and there have been angels singing!

I took the plunge and did my first 200-hours with Jean Corridor and Mimi Kuo-Deemer. Since then, I’ve accomplished my pre & postnatal coaching with Nadia Narain, 300-hours with Jason Crandell, Mindfulness Meditation with Cyndi Lee and Intermediate Trauma-Knowledgeable Yoga & Somatics with Collective Resilience. 

I had my first teaching expertise  in 2022 with the sensible Maisie Hill. I used to be so reworked by the method that in 2023 I certified as an Integrative Change Employee via the Moral Teaching Collective and as a licensed Life Coach with the Life Coach College. 

Throughout my teaching classes I work with the unconscious thoughts, use somatics, mild hypnosis, and thought work. It actually is determined by what arises within the second, however there’s at all times a change.

Whether or not I’m educating a yoga & meditation class or teaching a shopper, I view it as an actual privilege to have the ability to share these practices and instruments for consciousness and transformation.  

What impressed you to specialise in your observe?

Lockdown. 

On a person, micro-level, early within the pandemic I used to be made redundant from my company job. There was nowhere to go, so I sat and meditated. I might additionally usually sit and cry, however the steadiness of the observe helped me to beat the ache. And in hindsight, I feel it was the universe’s means of telling me it was time to maneuver on and make change elsewhere.

On a collective, macro-level, the loss of life of George Floyd, the BLM motion and the anti-Asian racism within the US have been pivotal moments. It sounds ridiculous,  however it was the primary time I absolutely realised I used to be Chinese language!  In response to those occasions, I started my anti-racism research with the non-profit organisation Off the Mat into the World and lately was a part of a 9-month communal consultations program hosted by the Schooling of Racial Fairness facilitated by Resmaa Menakem, Ja Younger Ahn-Williams, Jennifer Lee Koble.

My educating fashion has advanced and I now train via a trauma-informed lens, which is admittedly people-informed. It recognises our humanity and invitations us to contemplate all that has formed us.  It has made me a way more compassionate trainer and coach. 

How have you ever seen your observe profit your college students?

I’d say turning into extra accustomed to their breath. Remembering it as a useful resource that’s already inside and  not one thing they  must “exit and get”. That our breath could be like our homebase, bringing us again to the current second.

Additionally they’re extra embodied. Even when it’s simply all through class. That they’ve introduced their minds again into their our bodies. Constructing on the reminiscence or imprint to allow them to preserve coming again. Which could be fairly highly effective as we spend a lot time in our heads or on our telephones, being “disembodied”.

What’s your favourite quote or life motto?

Slowing it down is a revolutionary act” by Resmaa Menakem. It was stated within the context of Somatic Abolitionism and therapeutic racialised trauma, which I really feel is vital to acknowledge.  I remind myself of it every time I really feel the urgency and strain of life. 

Oh and might I share another please? 

Every of you is ideal the best way you might be … and you need to use slightly enchancment.” by Suzuki Roshi.

What’s developing for you in 2024?

There’ll be extra yoga & meditation workshops and retreats within the second half of 2024, however in the mean time I’m focussing on my teaching enterprise. Particularly, as a Advertising and marketing Coach for BIPOC Wellness Practitioners. 

I studied Advertising and marketing and Worldwide Enterprise in College and I’m lastly getting to make use of what I realized to create one thing that feels aligned to my values. The possibility to mix this data with teaching to uplift and assist a gaggle of individuals, whose work impacts their college students’ and shoppers’ lives, is tremendous thrilling! My hope is to assist them create a ripple impact of their communities and past. 

To spend a bit extra time with me as a meditation trainer, you may obtain my meditation HERE.

Or if you wish to expertise a few calming methods I exploit with my teaching shoppers, you may attempt them out HERE.

My web site is: https://www.suecheungyoga.com/

Instagram: @suecheungyoga

 




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