​​​​​How Not to Wreck Your Hips In Yoga 

And learn how to safely strengthen them once and for all! ​


​“​​​Is yoga bad for your hips?”

As a registered Kinesiologist and C-IAYT Yoga Therapist Trainer, I get this question a LOT.

​There can be such a tug of war -- between the desire to do your favourite “hip openers” and go for a deep, juicy stretch that makes you feel better…

… And the consistent persistent pain in your hips and lower back which makes you think, "Hey, maybe this yoga isn't all that good for me."

You can’t help but wonder if there’s a way to do your practice without pain and actually feel better instead of the same or even worse! 

​​​​Did You Know? Most Common Yoga Injuries are In or Related to The HIps.

​​​Many yoga classes speak about the benefits of "hip opening" and "better hip function".

Yet surprisingly, the most common injuries in yoga are related to the hips - back pain, QL (quadratus lumborum) issues, piriformis syndrome, labrum tears, SI Joint and knee issues, and more. 

This begs the question - what are we actually doing in​ yoga?

It is a mind boggling,
 ​to consider the number of yoga teachers who have tension, tightness, aches or pain in their hips and shrug their shoulders and say, "that’s just the way it is".

But that’s not true. There is another way. 

​You can love yoga AND save your hips! ​

However, most yoga teachers don’t know how to teach you how to do that. 

That’s because most 200-hour and 500-hour yoga teacher training programs don't show teachers how to help their students improve their hip function.

In fact, most of the cues and modifications that are taught will increase hip dysfunction!  

I’m talking about cues such as:

"Soften your bum!"

"Relax your glutes!"

"Contract your glutes!"

"Use mula bandha!"

"Contract your pelvic floor!"

"Pull your knee caps up!"

"Lift your arches!"

"Flatten your back!"

"Core tight!"

"Pull your navel to the spine!"

"Knit your ribs in!"

​"​Draw abdominals In and Up!"

"Lengthen your tailbone!"

"Square your hips!"

"DON’T square your hips!"

. . . ​ sound familiar?

When applied incorrectly, all of those cues will cause way more problems than they solve!

THis is where I can help

I have worked with ​thousands of yoga teachers over the years who have tried “everything” to ​improve how they move their bodies during their practice (not to mention their daily life) and to get out of pain once and for all.​


To help them – and you, if you find yourself in the same frustrating situation – I have created a ​2-hour online program designed to teach you ​how to move through the classic key yoga poses in a way that honours and improves your hips.

​[Online training]

How Not to Wreck Your Hips IN Yoga

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  • What you will learn:

  • * The huge structural role your hips play in how you move. ​​
  • Learn about the key role of your hips and how ​typical yoga ​teaching practices tend to make things worse with your hips – as well as simple tweaks to make the practice work much more effectively. 

  • * ​​How to use your cues effectively.​
  • Learn how to communicate with your students so that they improve their hip function, reduce pain, and enjoy the practice.

  • * Simple ways to build strength and improve hip function. 
  • Discover how to improve your students’ awareness, stability, strength, and hip function (as well as your own) while honouring the principles of yoga. 


We'll walk through key yoga poses – including triangle, halfmoon and warrior 1, and warrior 2 – and I will show not only where those poses break down, but how to use them correctly to build yourself up.


​Get lifetime access to this training

This two-hour video training will always be available for you, so you can come back and review the teachings ​whenever you want. ​​

​this is for you if. . .

  • ​​​Y​​ou ​really love yoga and want to continue to practice and/or teach, and you are looking for a way that works
  • ​You want less fluff and more therapeutic benefit, ​​​so you can move with more ease, strength and stamina.
  • You are ready for some usable techniques and tools to change, harness and channel your strengths effectively.

​this is not for you...

  • ​If you don’t think change is possible.
  • ​I​f you are ​not willing to learn or do the exercises. To make a change, you ​will need to follow the concepts that are taught. It won't take a lot of time, will require a sustained commitment.
  • If your schedule is packed from morning to night, this may not be the right fit at this moment.

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 author and presenter of I Love Anatomy and The Power of Pure Movement: Hip​s.

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

As a young 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

​​"​​I was one of those teachers who thought pain was normal. After learning from Susi, I felt different - almost weird - because I had no pain".


​​I've been practicing all the principles + after doing a 60-90 minute practices all week + moving w/ease + breath, I feel like I’ve just been moving + breathing, I don’t feel like I’ve “practiced.” Prior to this course usually something is hurting, strained, overused, but I’ve interpreted it as “I’ve worked out.” It’s just so strange to go thru my day + night “pain free” …..that I feel like I haven’t “done” anything….so my brain is catching up with the novelty that I can do a strong practice + not feel pain. AND I am making progress in areas where I was weak /tight/both or lacked mobility. Hope you understand what I’m saying, it’s just plain weird to not have twinges, tension during or after “practice”. This is how it’s suppose to be….functionalsynergy….?

​-​​Online Participant

​​​"Susi is an exceptional coach.  If you want to work with one of the best, if you want to work with someone who really wants you to succeed, if you want to work with someone who truly walks the walk and talks the talk, work with Susi. She really knows what she is doing".


​​​​You need to solve the problem that ​EXISTS, not the problem you THINK exists


​​A key piece to recovering from pain is becoming aware and getting really clear on what is working and not working. ​​

​How Not to wreck your hips with yoga INcludes:

  • ​​​* Anatomy and Mechanics of the ​Hips. ​You’ll understand ​how massively important the hips are to the overall structure of your body.  ​

  • * W​hy Most Yoga Cueing Doesn’t Improve Hip Function ​– and ​how to cue more effectively.

  • ​​* How To Recognize Compensation Patterns. ​And what you can do about them. ​​​

  • ​​​* How To Retrain Your Full Body So The ​Hips Can Be Happy In Yoga. ​ ​This is when you will start to feel so much better.

  • * How To ​Be The Best Teacher For Yourself and Your Students.  to help you and them ease pain, improve range of motion stability and strength​

​[Online training]


purchase now and get instant access

 $97 + Applicable Tax 

*Sold in Canadian Dollars

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