Suzie took up yoga in 2010 following an enlightening trip around India. She has since established a strong daily practice of yoga and meditation, and is planning to undertake a yoga teacher training course in Melbourne next year.
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” Compass pose (Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana).
“Paradise isn’t a place. It’s a feeling.” Bird of paradise pose (Svarga Dvijasana), Wandiligong.
“Self Love.” Standing forward fold (Uttanasana).
“Knotty but nice.” Knotted mermaid pose (Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana).
“Sitting on the dock of the bay, doing urban yoga.” Monkey pose (Hanumanasana), Docklands.
“Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.” Exalted warriors (Viparita Virabhadrasana), St Kilda.
“Fly without wings; dream with open eyes; see in darkness.” Bird of paradise pose (Svarga Dvijasana).
“Bowing out in style.” Standing bow pose (Dandayamana Dhanurasana).
“Aisle be seeing you.” Downward dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana).
“Over the moon.” Wheel pose variation (Chakrasana).
“Unless our ideas are questioned, they become part of the furniture of eternity.” Chair pose (Utkatasana).
“Love yourself from the inside out.” Sleeping eagle pose (Garudasana).
“The beach and I; we mermaid for each other.” Mermaid pose (Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana), McCrae Beach.
“Happy hump day.” Camel pose variation (Ustrasana).
“Apollo Yay.” Tree pose (Vrkasana), Apollo Bay.
“Split Personality.” Monkey pose (Hanumanasana).
“Bird in paradise.” Bird of paradise (Svarga Dvijasana), Sandy Point.
“Turn that frown upside down.” Standing backbend (Anuvittasana).
“Yoga the love I need to see me through.” Disco yoga at St Kilda Festival, St Kilda.
“Single and ready to flamingle.” Flamingo pose.
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” Lizard pose (Utthan Pristhasana).
“It is in herself she will find the strength she needs.” Bound warrior pose (Baddha Parsvakonasana).
“After rain there’s a rainbow, after storm there’s calm, after the night there’s a morning, and after an ending there’s a new beginning.” Monkey pose (Hanumanasana), Brighton Beach.
“Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace.” Standing bow pose (Dandayamana Dhanurasana).
“Throwin’ shapes, yoga style.” Wheel pose variation (Chakrasana).
“She transforms her own dark into her own light. She sees her private shadows, and loves them. She meets her own emotional depths, she owns it. She faces her private fears of separation, and rides above the illusion. She is the source of her self and she is always in a state of greater becoming.” Goddess pose (Utkata Konasana).
“Your wings already exist, all you have to do is fly.” Crow pose (Bakasana).
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.” Gibson steps.
“Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.” Half lotus pose (Padmasana), half compass pose (Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana).
“No matter how long you have travelled in the wrong direction, you always have the choice to turn around.” Monkey pose variation (Hanumanasana).