Sue Furey

Sue Furey discovered yoga in Whangamata in 1982 and is now passionately teaching classes and workshops at TYC, as well as keeping things running as the Operations Manager.

“Teaching yoga gives me the opportunity to share something with others that I love and know has many benefits,” says Sue. IYTA NZ trained, Sue is most influenced by the Iyengar style because of its focus on the functional exploration of poses and use of props to assist with balance, alignment and safety in a practice. Whether teaching beginners or general classes her focus is on being ‘in your body and breath during your practice.’ Sue also teaches yin yoga and a therapeutic class for woman affected by cancer.

Sue feels teaching at TYC is a privilege and the Teachers and students are like an extended family for her. “The gift of Yoga is one that that keeps on giving–if practiced regularly and Teaching allows me to share this gift”. “Yoga has been my teacher, student, confidant, healer and friend. When students tell me about their ‘gem moments’ in a practice–this further ignites my motivation to keep practicing and sharing.”

“Yoga is part of my daily life whether I am on my mat or walking the beach or being present and playing with my grandchildren. Life can be suffering at times and breathing your way through a practice is preparation for these times. Nothing is permanent or perfect in life including a yoga practice.” Favourite quotes: “Yoga – needs to be experienced.” B.K.S Iyengar.