Susan Topf Yoga Health And Wellness

Susan Topf Yoga Health And Wellness

5.0 (1)
1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

13 Year Health and Wellness pro specializing in stress relief, anxiety, nature based programs, yoga for beginners and nervous system reset for the busy professional.

All programs are packages that go from intro (3 sessions), then to monthly or seasonally, then to year-long maintenance support.

Outdoor nature guide work places a unique and custom fit for anyone’s lifestyle to easy paced meditation in nature walks to interval training with hills and breathwork for the epic trip that you may be feeling anxious toward being able to keep pace with a specific group.

I am an E-RYT 500 (highest level of yoga accreditation and lead workshops and specialty experiences) with Yoga Alliance.

Fully insured (Full time yoga teacher policy)

First aid and CPR certified 

Naturalist and wilderness trail guide

Working with individual clients from multi-session packages to years of continued support I really notice how the combination of nature and yoga therapeutics can sustain and/or improve the mobility and also the mental wellbeing of my clients.

Susanyoga.com for more details; special senior pricing available.

Current openings for private clients/self formed small groups are Wednesday on the 101 corridor from SF to Sonoma County (Petaluma) where we meet outdoors or your private home.  Afternoons Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are available in SF/nearby peninsula.

Zoom consultation and/or "backyard" online sessions are currently being offered for those in sensitive populations due to local health advisory notices.

Thank you, Susan

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Credentials

San Francisco, CA 94110
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1 Review

5.0

  • Bob Barnwell

    She really allows people to work at their own level. At 68 i am the oldest person in the class and the least limber. She gets you in a good state for meditation. she also designs changes to a yoga pose that I can do. Her aroma therapy adds a good aspect to the class. Good stretching especially hamstrings She is real friendly to all in the class and wants to know our name. Many returnees to her restorative yoga class



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I offer a first time package that includes 3 private 1 hour sessions. By the end of the 3 sessions we discuss what the next step for their goals are and build a custom offering around that. 

At this time, I am only offering private in person sessions through lessons.com.

Group pricing is available for those who already have a group of family/friends/colleagues already formed. Please contact me for details.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

As mentioned in bio, I am an E-RYT 500, with over 1000 hours of specialized yoga training and offer wokrshops and experiences to groups in SF, individuals in SF and the North Bay (as far as Petaluma, where I lived since 2009 before relocating to SF). 

I offer continuing education programs for yoga teachers through Yoga Tree SF and Yoga Alliance. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I value transparency and all prices are published on my website.


How did you get started teaching?

By waking up one morning to go to my 9-5 job and realized I am not living what I am meant to do. I started with my own self inqury and followed my heart toward what made me feel good. Built my business from there.


What types of students have you worked with?

Everyone from 3 years old to 80+. We all can benefit from being present in our bodies and moving at the pace of nature. All the better in nature!


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Exploring the wildflowers in my public yoga hikes offered in Sonoma County 2 days ago. I never stop learning and am inspired by the plants and the people that are in my presence everyday.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Ask which level of yoga accreditation have they received from Yoga Alliance (the only governing body currently set to help guide students to a standard of teaching). 

Making sure that not only do they have experience, but a consistent daily practice, mentor/teacher, and wisdom beyond the intellectual poses/books.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Why are they looking to yoga to help them? 

Finding a teacher that knows that you are your own healer and that the answer to improved health and wellness is within you.

The teacher embodies the practice, wisdom and depth of personal experience and is a positive, encouraging coach to mirror back this inherrent widsom within you to connect with your own.

This is a commitment to your health and is a continual process, not a one time fix. Commitment to consistent practice is a must for new clients that want to work with me.

I work with people for years, not single sessions for results. You don't just eat healthy for a day or go to exercise once. You keep growing into the most healthy and vibrant version of yourself. Together, wtih my support, YOU thrive!