I am often described as the ultimate European, because I was born in Germany, raised in France, and later studied and worked in Italy, the UK, Croatia and Spain.
After a Master’s degree in European Politics and a distinguished career in public service as a translator, I discovered yoga, first and foremost to heal the back pain and hormonal imbalances I was experiencing due to my office-bound lifestyle.
This opened up a whole new world, not only because I learnt that we can all activate our body’s self-healing powers when we learn to look after it, but also because the ancient yoga philosophy and lifestyle matched my life-long quest for independence and simplicity.
My interest in women’s health then brought me to the Birthlight school, founded by anthropologist and international yoga teacher Françoise Freedman, where I specialised in pre- and postnatal yoga (2015) and then in the Wellwoman method (2017/18).
I keep fine-tuning my skills with further training through the Birthlight school.
My yoga teaching is now in the form of private tuition only, I teach in the studio I created at my home on Majorca, since I don’t travel anymore. I would love to hear from you if you happen to be visiting this lovely Mediterranean island.
I chose to leave the French online platform ‘Yogaconnect’ when they were sold to another company. You will find free videos and audio tracks on my Youtube channel ‘Susanne Haegele’.
I also keep working as a freelance translator and am currently training via the Goethe Institute to teach German as a foreign language.