Quinn and Susie are two of the most wonderful individuals you will ever meet!
Susie’s dynamic, fun and challenging yoga classes offer students such a diversity of experiences. Susie’s classes are more than yoga, they are lessons in self-love, self-acceptance and loving kindness. Susie’s gentle teaching style and exquisite personality truly make the classes.
Quinn’s individual sessions helped me to recognise and remedy some of the pitfalls of years of poor posture. Quinn is extremely knowledgeable of the mind-body connection and he provides fascinating, logical insights into things that may be ailing you. Quinn provides a very comprehensive treatment and if you have any aches or pains he will iron them out with ease for you. Quinn’s massages are beyond amazing.
I commenced yoga at YHH apprehensively after being advised to start yoga by a psychologist when I was on stress leave from work. I had tried yoga before and had not enjoyed it, so was skeptical if this was the answer for me.
However, I have been attending the Saturday morning class for 9 years now, and my outlook on yoga and its benefits have completely changed. YHH yoga classes cater for all abilities and needs, whether you are there to de stress, stretch, work on your flexibility or rehabilitate. YHH represents the true essence of Yoga, which is “union”, as many friendships have been formed along the way, and I have met people who I would never had the opportunity to meet in everyday life. You always feel welcome in Susie’s classes.
Once more, Susie provides a safe secure place to practice where you can feel free to practice at your own pace. So whether you are a young fit 20 year old, pregnant or a retiree, Susie alters the class routines and provides options, based on skill, fitness, and health restrictions, so regardless of your level you will always get a great yoga workout, and feel fantastic at the end of it.
I have struggled with lower back pain for almost 20 years. Things got worse after giving birth to two children and taking up regular running. At this point the back pain extended to hip and joint pain too. I have seen doctors, chiropractors and physiotherapists all with the goal of managing and easing the pain.
After not having any improvement and getting frustrated with the pain, I started attending yoga with the lovely Susie from Yoga, Health and Healing to focus on strengthening my core and back. I fell in love with practice and found it helped enormously, and with the added benefit of the wonders it did for my mental health. I now treasure my Monday nights and the opportunity to ‘escape the world’ for 90 minutes whilst improving my strength and flexibility at the same time.
However although my back pain was not as frequent, it did still flare up from time to time and whilst at yoga one night, I had a particularly bad episode and could hardly move into any of the poses. After seeing my discomfort, the lovely Susie asked for Quinn to see me. Quinn very quickly assessed that my overall posture was out of alignment and this was creating strain through my back and hips.
I booked into a follow up session with Quinn where he taught me about myofascial alignment and the issues causing my pain in easy to understand language. It made perfect sense that the constant strain my back was under was due to a weak core, muscles, and incorrect posture. I had never had this explained to me before with physicians only really focused on treating my symptoms and not the cause. I finally felt relief and empowered that I could do something to fix the pain for good rather than just treating it once it flared up.
I followed up with fortnightly sessions with Quinn where he took me through various exercises and stretches to help strengthen my entire body and ensure correct postural alignment. What I loved about my sessions with Quinn was how easy he made it to remember (through a yoga flow type sequence) and his focus on correct technique. I was also amazed at what a workout it was. After one hour I felt sore in every muscle! I now follow the routine and stretching most mornings and have noticed a considerable improvement in my back pain and posture. I am much more aware and mindful throughout the day of how I carry my body. I also follow Quinn’s routine before every run and no longer have any back pain or joint pain in the days following.
I highly recommend both Quinn and Susie for anyone looking to improve their health, mind, posture, strength, flexibility, and optimizing the body to allow it to function the way it should.
I wanted to express my thanks to you for the work you have done in recent weeks and to make you aware of how pleased I am with the results.
Over many years I have had a range of treatments designed to solve a number of physical restrictions and to remove a range of painful restrictions. Whilst some improvements were temporarily provided with Osteopathy, Chiropractice, Physiopherapy, Acupuncture, Chinese Cupping, etc., I have never obtained the relief that has been achieved with your Myofascial Alignment Technique.
The undoubted range and depth of your knowledge and abilities impressed me greatly. Your commitment to long-term improvements together with your willingness to transfer knowledge has given me confidence that I now have the tools to maintain a long-term approach to my own health management. I never thought that I would achieve this at the age of 68 years.
Whether it is in the area of identification of the physical cause of problems, the appropriate exercise to correct problems, aspects of diet and general impacts of well-being I firmly believe that you provide a holistic approach to treatment and I am confident of the long-term benefits I will achieve.
Once again, many thanks for your professional approach and whilst I do not expect to need a repeat of treatment, I feel that I may benefit from further work in due course to provide me with the opportunity to develop further aspects of my general fitness, possibly with my golf scores in mind.
“I can’t recommend Yoga Health & Healing enough. You can not go wrong – you have an incredibly passionate husband and wife duo running the business and that really shows when you attend the classes. Every week is a different. Everyone is very welcoming. The classes suit all levels, so even if you are just starting out you don’t need to feel self-conscious because Susie will give the option to make it as easy or as hard as you like. My week doesn’t feel complete unless I attend at least one yoga class and I feel very grateful that I have found such an amazing studio!
“I have been attending Susie’s yoga practises for over 10 years and recommend her everywhere and to everyone. I gain so much more than simply ‘attending a class’. Susie is an incredibly refreshing soul in this crazy world we live in and she radiates love wherever she goes. If I miss a class, hubby makes sure he ships me off to a make up where we can fit it as he knows the profound effect it has on me. He too has FINALLY given yoga a try with Quinn and now recommends him to everyone too. I have seen the positive change in him as well. We love our weekly practise and wouldn’t go anywhere else! Thank you Susie & Quinn for all that you are and all that you have to give ”
In October 2009 I was injured in a workplace accident. I suffered a Crush Injury from a Concrete Pump.
Injuries sustained included :
* Broken sternum
* Eight Broken ribs
* Punctured lung
* Collapsed lung
* Air pocket between lung & lining of chest
* Torn ligament from ribcage under right arm
* Right shoulder partially dislocated
* Two damaged spinal vertebra between shoulder blades
* Torn / bruised diaphragm
* Right forearm crushed below elbow
* Concrete slurry to eyes
* Other bruising
I spent two painful weeks in the Mount Hospital Cardio Thorasics Ward. They told me that including the injuries to my arm, eyes, cuts, torn ligaments, vertebrae, shoulder and punctured lung, that the damage to my chest/ribcage alone was the equivalent to that of a seventy year old that had received quadruple bypass surgery but worse as it was not surgical & neat but ripped & crushed.
I pushed pretty hard to get released from hospital and then had to push to get a clearance to start rehab, after a couple of weeks out of hospital I started doing Physio 2 to 3 times a week, Re-hab therapies twice a week and also started swimming & bike riding twice a week. I finally got a clearance to resume light duties in May 2010. Then resumed normal working duties in October 2010 even though I was still suffering with shoulder, back, neck and chest pain.
At Easter in 2011 I got bitten by a mozzie and became pretty crook. The effects from this where : Fatigue , No strength, Chronic Joint pain , Muscle pain , Back pain , Headaches , Poor sleep , escalating to severe nerve pain.
I got an official diagnosis of Barmah Forrest Virus in July 2012. Between the initial injuries to this point I was prescribed Panadiene Forte. Tramadol . Endep . Mobic/Voltaren . Mertrazapine. Pantoprazole.
In April 2014 I was finally referred to a chronic Pain Specialist. By this point I had Back ,Chest , Shoulder and Muscle pain, Chronic Fatigue , No strength , Poor sleep & Irritable Bowel, Pins & Needles in my hands and feet & to the front of my thighs, Chronic / Severe Nerve Pain to my Knees and ankles, Severe nerve pain to my Forearms, hands & feet.
At one point I was taking eight to ten tablets in the morning with brekky and more thru out the day. If I had to go to work then taking up to 6 more pain killers just to be able to function & work in less pain, then I would come home and crash.
This was my normal (which is far from normal). Long term its debilitating and effects every part of your life, you just don’t realize it.
End of May 2015 I read an article on yoga and some other treatments so I rang Susie about it then spoke to Quinn. I went to see Quinn with an open mind and no unreal expectations,
Quinn takes the time to answer all your questions so you have a better knowledge and understanding, and then provides tools to implement change.
From July 2015 to July 2016 I attended once a week (occasionally twice when required) the Remedial Movement program.
I No longer have any chronic / severe Nerve pain , Joint pain or Muscular pain.
I No longer have irritable bowel.
I No longer suffering debilitating headaches
I Have decreased general muscle pain.
I Have decreased Back pain.
I have Decreased pins & needles ( I have nerve damage from old injuries)
I Have increased & range of movement thru shoulders, neck, back and chest
I Have increased strength and general flexibility.
I No longer suffering with chronic fatigue.
Sleeping has improved.
Whilst sceptical at first that these treatments could rid me of chronic pain and I could be drug free, I can only go on the results achieved so far and will continue to see Quinn and apply what I’ve learnt. I am fitter, healthier and happier than I’ve been in a long time and highly recommend you go see Quinn and Susie at Yoga Health & Healing.
Almost eleven years ago, and just before my sixtieth birthday, Susie Mac announced that she and her husband Quinn were opening a yoga studio to be called Yoga Health and Healing. I was immediately interested. Not because I knew a great deal about the practice of yoga but because Susie was a fitness instructor at my local gym and I believed in Susie. While Susie’s gym classes were dynamic, energetic and fun-filled, I also knew her to be articulate, knowledgeable and above all, caring and if Susie were to begin teaching yoga then I would be more than happy to enrol in her classes.
When I began my yoga practice the stiffness in my ageing joints and lack of skill in my poses was never a problem as Susie gently emphasised that yoga is non-competitive and non-judgemental. Her encouragement kept me returning each week and gradually the physical benefits of my yoga practice became evident as I slowly gained better flexibility and muscular strength. Spiritually, I began thinking more about the importance of the breath, posture and living in the present moment, not only while practising yoga, but also in my daily life.
At first my husband resisted my invitations for him to join me in Susie’s class, but after noticing my improved physical and mental well-being he finally succumbed and began his yoga journey about six years ago. Needless to say, after meeting Susie and attending her class, he was totally hooked by Susie’s soothing voice and her offer of easier options and he now espouses the benefits of yoga to family and friends. He suffered a health set-back four years ago and his surgeon and physio were overjoyed to discover that their patient practised yoga. We attribute his recovery and positive attitude to his practice of yoga.
Yoga has now become a major part of our health and fitness routine and we eagerly look forward to our three sessions of yoga a week. We both leave the class with a heightened sense of self-awareness, invigorated in mind and body. As we both are in our seventieth year we enjoy the friendship and camaraderie of our friends who meet us on the mat each week, and we are ever joyful for our Saturday coffee group and for the love and the laughter that we all share. We owe Susie and Quinn so much and we thank them for the kindness and dedication that they show to all of us.
I have been attending Susie’s yoga classes for the past 5 years and they have become such an important part of my weekly ritual. I am not a flexible person or great at finding moments to clear my mind but Susie’s yoga class is like diving in to a mix bag a of lollies, what do I mean? I leave class often with something that I needed to take away that week, Check on my ego ( I cant expect to look like a yogi on the cover of a magazine), accomplishment on a pose that I have been working towards, learning to take 15 min to clear my mind but most importantly for me, my body enjoying the stretch and time taken in each pose. With any fitness professional trust is so important, Susie can expertly guide you through a class to ensure you can navigate through with a longer term injury or a niggling injury. No matter what your fitness level, or flexibility level Susie can guide you through 90 minutes of guided yoga that will challenge you at your own level.
I have been doing Quinn’s classes since he first started them. Doing something a bit different from traditional Yoga has helped me to have a more balanced body, improved my posture, helped me with many of my injuries from the past, and taught me not to accept the pains we feel in the body, but to understand why it is and how we can fix the imbalances which are causing this. This class is an important part of my weekly routine which has allowed me to continue to train hard in the gym as I get older.