We are delighted to introduce two new teachers who will be joining 4yoga in August! (Actually, Trudy also taught in July, but we forgot to introduce her properly then.)
Trudy and Susan are looking forward to expanding our teaching staff and to practicing with our community. Please read on for brief biographies of each of them, and watch for their names on the August schedule.
Trudy Burkeen, RYT 200
Although Trudy is no stranger to 4yoga, having been a longtime student, we want to introduce her as a yoga teacher. Trudy completed her 200-hour teacher training with Susan Polk at Be Happy Yoga and Salt Cave and believes that yoga should be available for everyone in the community. Her own 14+ years of practicing yoga began when she took a beginner’s class one January; since then, she has gained strength, flexibility, and balance. In fact, her yoga practice has helped her prevent a major surgery that doctors indicated that she would need. Trudy says, “yoga has been my medicine and my reward.”
Off the mat, Trudy is a Bowling Green native; she is retired from the Warren County school system and has been married to Phil for 34 years. They have three children and a 13+ year-old dog, Daisy: oldest daughter, Sheena, is married and lives in Lexington; son Grant is married and also resides in Lexington; and youngest daughter, Christine, lives in Bowling Green.
Susan Stanton, RYT 200
Susan begin practicing yoga 20 years ago to complement her lifelong study of dance and teaching. After 8 years of Ashtanga, she took her first Vinyasa class and was hooked as the movements of the flow not only felt like home but also helped ease the stress of her role in the corporate world. In addition to her RYT-200, Susan is certified in Mat Pilates and is an advocate of coupling the two disciplines to achieve the perfect balance of core power and increased flexibility.
She loves the strength of mind, body and spirit she has gained from yoga and truly believes the practice will reward those committed to showing up, quieting their minds, and surrendering to the process with a greater connection to themselves and the world around them.