Suzanna Thell is a mother, early childhood educator and Dru yoga teacher passionate about sowing seeds through working with the body and soul, opening hearts to the light and inspiring people to grow to their fullest potential. In 2005 I founded the ‘Yoga Garden’, bringing together my two passions—kids and yoga. My programs aim to support children and teenagers of all ages, helping them to connect more deeply—with the divine spark within themselves, the natural world and with one another in this fast-paced world.
Outside of yoga, gardening has become a large part of my sadhana, planting more seeds and growing organic food to feed my growing teenage boys, modeling to them how to be self sufficient and live harmoniously with nature. My motto is to be in the moment, to be positive and to honour what lies in front of me with an open loving heart.
I have had the blessing of training with the most outstanding world class teachers and mentors, graduating with a diploma of Dru Yoga, but more importantly a deeper sense of who I am and my place in the world. I have since completed a number of courses on teaching yoga to children—the Radiant Child, Mini Yogis and Rainbow Kids teacher training courses.
I am now co-teaching a Dru Kids and Teens course to Dru trainees and graduates, which is being offered in Australia for the first time March this year. I also travel across Australia teaching on our Dru Yoga teacher training courses and work with the organization helping to ‘transform the world by giving people the tools to transform themselves’.
My style of teaching is heart-based, fun and creative. Whether working with adults or children I help people make moments of connection and to find points of stillness in themselves. My aim is for children/adults to leave my class feeling relaxed, energised, balanced, centered, happy and in harmony with self and life.
I have just completed writing the course manual for the Dru Yoga Kids and Teens teacher training course, drawing on my experiences of teaching yoga to children over the past 10 years. It’s very exciting to be sharing with others how to take yoga out to the younger generation, to the children who are our future leaders. Imagine a world where yoga is a normal part of life— where children grow up believing in themselves, reaching their highest potential and feeling confident to share the light and love of their true nature. Imagine a world where everyone helps each other to be the best they can and where there is unity and harmony. This is my dream.