"Susan's trainings are a leading edge for conciousness transformation."
From: Kevin Frank, Advanced Rolfer
"Susan is at home in her body, and moves with a wide range
of subtle and instinctive energies. She teaches us how to liberate our
breathing, soften our belly, and open our hearts. She helps re-orient,
unfreeze perceptual options, and re-animate our vitality. Our own movement
and feeling repertoire expands."Susan teaches availability to life. We are invited into lost,
forbidden, and unknown places in our bodies and psyches."
From: Stephanie Franz-Rivera, Movement Therapist.
Susan is a teachers' teacher. Her whole-bodied languaging brings me to greater depths, reminding me of what I already know, at the same time as awakening a new sense of knowing. I leave her workshops with new seams of creativity to weave into my own teaching of movement. I feel her heart, hear her words, and experience her movement as a teacher to me on all levels. She creates a rich, steamy cauldron, calling forth the most delicious inner stories from each of the participants.
From: Samara Michaelson, - Many Workshops with Susan Harper
Once again you bless my life. Jacques Tusseyian says this about "girls" : "They felt so much at home in the imagination, that with them I could dream twice as hard". I feel I "dream twice as hard" with your attention, awareness and sensorability. You are a true gem & I am blessed to have you as a teacher.
With love and appreciation.
Penny Allport - Continuum Teacher - Portals of Perception 2
Susan brings an amazing quality of presence and invitation to her work. When I am with her my own uniqueness and curiosity just naturally emerge. She creates a sacred container in which I can learn from myself and allow my inner wisdom to inform me. I have learned much from Susan; I have learned much more from myself when I am with her. Playing in Dreamtime with Susan has shown me life's richness from many perspectives.
From: Dan Valens, - Dreamtime Workshop - Santa Barbara, CA
"I learned a great deal from/with Susan, the material, and my fellow travelers. I think Susan is a really great teacher, and I do not offer this compliment lightly.
Here are some of the things that really worked for me in Susan's teaching style:
Susan's skill in building the connectedness, safety, and trust of the group.
Susan's ability to offer and share her "self," skills, knowledge, life experiences in a
non-egotistical, non-narcissistic manner.
Susan's skillful weaving of information (concepts, models, containers) with active experience (in a mix that was just right for me, personally).
Providing time for reflection in a variety of modes and structure/time for finding our kernels and seeds of things to remember and carry home with us.
Honoring the needs of individuals to speak in/to the group without letting us get carried to far a-field or too far into any one person's issues/needs (i.e., setting good boundaries/limits).
For me, those five skills/qualities (and that was just off the top of my head, today) add up to a great learning experience.
Here are some of the things I have been able to do with what I learned and brought home:
From: Susan J. Fowler Organizatinal Development Consultant and Yoga Teacher.
"What is profound, is how these awareness help me stand and face my life more fully.
Healing from a Traumatic Brain Injury and growing from semi-paralysis to understanding awakeness was painful for sure. I can't help but feel that those in my life, who could listen, understand and guide had similar pains to face of their own. This work, Sensory Awareness with Judyth Weaver and Yoga with Angela Farmer and Victor Van Kootan are guiding me on a path to fullness and authenticity. Thanks for being such a heart-brave teacher."
Charles, - Meeting the World with Heart, Seattle WA
“Susan Harper is one of my mentors and all around favorite people. She is a marvelous teacher and a clear, full presence. I am always struck by how Susan drops right into the heart of what is going on in each person and leads us to a deeper, fuller place of resting, joy, movement and playfulness. In one short weekend, she manages to take us easily and gracefully to a depth that always leaves me feeling renewed and excited about life. Her workshops nourish me and leave me feeling clear and full of energy.“
Suzanne Scurlock-Durana †www.HealingFromTheCore.com