Susan Neilson

Susan always greets me with a warm smile, eager to hear about how I’ve been. She genuinely cares about what’s going on in my life and listens to what I have to say. Her soothing voice always calms me as she reads a poem that touches my heart. She helps me improve and encourages me to push myself, but makes sure I take care of my body.
— Loreley, age 12

Susan Neilson experienced the joy of teaching preschool for seven years and raising 2 children, before returning to a career as a paralegal. It was during her personal yoga journey she realized she could share her enjoyment of yoga, playful postures, breath and relaxation with children, while also encouraging confidence and creativity. Susan received her first children's yoga instructor certification in 2007 through the Radiant Child Yoga program created by Shakta Kaur Khalsa. In 2008, she became a certified ChildLight Yoga instructor and in 2010 received her Yoga4Teens certification with Christy Brock. Susan resides in Portsmouth with her husband and yoga partner. "The joy I have sharing yoga with children continues to provide me with inspiration and serves as a reminder to make time to play and laugh together."


“Ms. Susan is really kind and caring. She laughs at the right moment and shows sympathy at the right
times. It is really fun in Ms. Susan’s class.”
— Natalie, age 11