Susan Yee has been a registered occupational therapist for 19 years in the areas of physical medicine and mental health. Susan provides holistic treatment with an emphasis on emotional and physical well-being. Currently, she works in a community addiction and mental health agency with a focus on chronic pain and enabling people to fully participate in their community. She provides multi-layered problem solving to the most complex cases.
Susan has been studying the piano since she was 7 years old. Creating music is part of her daily wellness plan. She is part of a music duo and regularly performs publicly. Susan is a life-long learner and enjoys many creative pursuits such as baking, singing, dancing, playing the piano, and dreaming.
She also practices the Feldenkrais Method®. The Feldenkrais Method® was created by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), physicist, engineer, researcher, Judo master, and author. The Feldenkrais Method® utilizes your natural ability to learn and therefore help you be more aware of your habits. You learn the relationship between directed attention, movement, emotion, and learning. With awareness, you can feel and move better.
Susan Yee works with individuals and groups in and around Kingston, Ontario. As an occupational therapist, she is a trained health-care professional who uses a systematic approach based on evidence and professional reasoning to facilitate engagement in everyday living through occupation. Learning new ways to move can be part of the treatment of chronic pain, stress-related, neurological, and orthopedic conditions. Easier movement means greater comfort performing everyday activities at work or home, and greater performance in artistic and athletic skills. As you expand your awareness of how you think, sense, feel, and move, the possibilities for personal improvement and human development are limitless.
Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) classes are based on the Feldenkrais Method®, which is a sensory-motor educational system that emphasizes awareness thereby evoking neuroplastic changes. ATM lessons are taught to groups in which Susan verbally guides members through a sequence of gentle movements that help reduce pain and stress, and improve range of motion, balance and posture. An atmosphere of playfulness is created, with movements to be done slowly, small, and in your imagination. There is full permission to make mistakes, and Susan encourages curiosity and sensing through questioning. Usually you will begin by lying on the floor, but some ATM lessons may take place sitting on the floor or in a chair, or standing. After the lesson, you’ll be asked to notice what changes you perceive. Many experience deep relaxation — and lightness. Classes are based on a theme such as posture, balance, breath, and transitions from lying on your back to sitting to standing from the floor. Learn to use your whole self. Lessons can be on your back, stomach, side lying, kneeling, standing, or sitting. Props such as mats, blankets, pillows are provided in a clean, calm, spacious room at Janati Yoga.
Susan teaches a weekly Feldenkrais® class exploring gentle movements in a supportive, calm environment.
If you are ready to be an active participant in your wellness and know that changing your habits is a journey, then Susan can help you.
“You either get bitter or you get better. It’s that simple.
You either take what has been dealt to you and allow
it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear
you down. The choice does not belong to fate,
it belongs to you.”
~ Josh Shipp
Susan Yee is a registered Occupational Therapist and is one of the many wonderful speakers at Janati’s Wellness Day on August 6th, 2016. To learn more about Feldenkrais, or to speak with Susan in person, join us at the Wellness Day event.