Presence As A Super Power.

 The Art of Presence Meets the Science of Medicine

There is a state of flow that we All have experienced as health CARE professionals

Where, despite the tech issues of tele-health, or the busyness of a studio or clinic,  or a hospital room, you have a state of calm. 

It feels like everything has slowed down. 

Your brain is clear.

And your ability to see and to reason about what is going on with your patient or client, and what they need, is more accurate and quicker than normal.  

This state of flow is you applying the biopsychosocial model in real-time

Human-to-Human. It feels real, connected, fulfilling. 

This is the state where you are able to let go of your intellectual mind when first watching or listening to your client or patient. 

Where you are able to notice an unanticipated way they move, how they are breathing, or whether or not there is ease present. 

It is that state where you notice a clarity with your listening - when you are able to hear more of what they are saying, and not saying.   

Like you are able to read between the lines. 

And there is a working together that feels so refreshingly simple and clear.

True healing requires more than just the rigid application of a bio-medical model.

- Jennifer Ireland, MD
Susi has succeeded in transforming modern pain psychology into something more human. As a kinesiologist, she has deep fluency using movement as a therapeutic tool; however, any practitioner knows that true healing requires more than just the rigid application of a bio-medical model. Susi’s technique uses movement as an “in” to the complex interplay between the physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions of pain. As a doctor with a growing interest in Integrative Medicine, her teachings have been particularly helpful in managing patients suffering from pain and chronic disease. 

The antidote to the often Rigid application of  the Biopsychosocial model

The biopsychosocial approach considers biological, psychological, and social factors and how they integrate in understanding health, illness, and recovery.

It is a whole person, systems-based view to health and healing.

But as wholistic as it is, it can also become very rigid, templated, and excessively processed. 

The art of presence Meets The Science of medicine 

With presence there are clearer insights about what is going on for the client or patient, that may not otherwise be gained when just looking at symptoms. 

Those ah-ha moments, perceptions, awarenesses - that help see the bigger picture. 

For Example:

Physiotherapists report that they are better able to use the "psychosocial" and have it inform their application of intervention that helps resolve the symptoms - ie the "bio"

Doctors report that the room around them slows down, the relationship with their patient is better, and are better able to hear relevant information that helps with diagnosis and treatment.  

Psychologists report that they are better able to listen for what isn't being said, which directs better interventions. 

All health professionals report that they are less in their brain intellectually processing what to do next.  They recognize that they have both a logical brain and a magic brain that together elicits much better results. 

Presence is the subtle yet key factor for better listening, less over-intellectualizing,  and better results. 

It also enables the feelings of less fatigue, more fulfillment, and sustained vitality.

Listen to what Kirsten has to say:

In This Course You Will Learn:

  • How to develop more presence in your work without sacrificing your intellectual assessment or analysis.
  • Principles that enable you to hear your clients/patients more clearly so that you can more accurately address their needs. 
  • The #1 tool for managing your attention so you reduce your distraction and hone your focus, easily.
  • Usable techniques and tips from health professionals who already use these principles in their work and get more sustainable and accurate results (including physiotherapists and psychologists)
  • You'll have Virtual Lessons with one group Q&A Call with Susi on January 19 at 10 A.M. MTN


Presence As A Super Power.

January 18-21, 2021

Q&A Call: January 19

Early Bird pricing: $129
(Until January 10, 2021)

Regular Pricing: $149

(After january 10, 2021)

All fees are in Canadian Dollars with applicable taxes.

How Susi helps

Since 1995, Susi Hately, B.Sc. Kinesiology, has worked closely with medical professionals to help her clients reduce and eradicate pain, migraines, recovery from surgery, thaw frozen shoulders, manage treatment processes like Cancer recovery and autoimmune conditions. 

Because of her success, these same medical professionals have come to her on how they can integrate yoga into their medical practices - whether they are doctors, physiotherapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, mental health professionals, doctors,

  • She sees what works and doesn't.
  • She blends her biomechanical model and the biopsychosocial model to support her clients.
  • She continually evolves to help bring about better and better results. 


  • If you are a health professional and you want integrate more presence into your life and into practice.  
  • You want less fluff and more therapeutic benefit, you are looking for a specific kind of reasoning that blends both yoga and medicine.
  • You want to integrate yoga into your current medical practice so you are better able to support your clients recovering from pain, cancer treatment, strokes, surgery, etc.


  • You don’t think change is possible.
  • If you only follow science based evidence. Clinical studies are fascinating as they shed light and ask good questions. I see them as the start of a conversation, not the end.
  • If your schedule is packed from morning to night, this may not be the right fit at this moment.


Presence As A Super Power.

January 18-21, 2021


Early Bird pricing: $129
(Until January 10, 2021)

Regular Pricing: $149

(After january 10, 2021)

All fees are in Canadian Dollars with applicable taxes.

meet Susi Hately, Your Instructor

I have a BSC. Kinesiology and have been helping people reduce and eradicate pain for 25 years. I have also been a bridge between the medical world and yoga.  Two of my programs have been studied at the University of Calgary and both showed benefit for supporting people and their wellbeing.   I am also the best selling author of 10 books and yoga video series, including Anatomy and Asana: Preventing Yoga Injuries.

I have been training teachers and health professionals in yoga therapy since 2001 and am the director and lead teacher of the highly successful C-IAYT Accredited Functional Synergy Yoga Therapy Program.

Susi Hately

You can count on my expertise and experienceIn addition to my IAYT program,  I have appeared as a guest expert at Trent University, on Global TV, CTV, and in the Globe and Mail, Thrive Online, Chatelaine, Bride Magazine, Parenting, and Yoga Journal.

As a student of yoga, I began to combine the ancient practices of yoga with my BSc. Kinesiology at a Vancouver pain clinic. When I continued to encounter individuals, including yoga instructors, who accepted that their pain was "normal," I began to explore how yoga was being taught and practiced. By designing therapy programs that utilized sound anatomical principles of kinesiology with the time-honoured practices of gentle yoga, I have enabled people to find pain relief, feel good, and rediscover vitality in their lives.

check out what others are saying about susi

"The best way to serve my patient, is to be with them. When I am with them, there is room and space for the stories  . . .  stories that serve as such valuable data points" 

Kirsten, Physiotherapist

"Susi offers a different view of rehabilitation. Her trainings are very comprehensive, tangible and realistic. They are for professionals who are interested in learning a different approach to pain relief. By different, I mean someone who is looking to dissect into the root versus symptoms. I know there are some who may not want this, and are content with teaching or working with coping strategies." 

- Shantal, Massage Therapist


Presence As A Super Power.

JANUARY 18-21, 2021



(UNTIL JANUARY 10, 2021)

(AFTER JANUARY 10, 2021)

All fees are in Canadian Dollars with applicable taxes.

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