Sue Neufeld was a devoted yoga student and teacher. She cherished her ongoing studies with her master teachers, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and Rod Stryker, as well as her independent Sanskrit education. She brought to her practice and teaching an infectious enthusiasm and dedication to helping others that left a permanent beneficial impact on everyone she encountered. Early in her yoga teaching career she wrote that her goal was to reach out and help those in need of a hug, breathwork, a safe space, and love so as to permit her students to develop a loving practice of their own. Her immeasurable success in this regard is an integral part of her legacy.
Sue also personified the best teachings and traditions of yoga off the mat with equal enthusiasm and dedication in tirelessly serving and loving her family, friends, students, and many others with her presence, empathy, patience and sage guidance. She also modeled yogic principles as she faced cancer and death, with unparalleled grace and dignity, on May 12, 2018, at age 66.
The Himalayan Institute is honored to help carry on Sue’s wonderful legacy of selfless service, generosity, compassion, and sharing the teachings of yoga through its continuing commitment to the uplifting vision of the Susan May Neufeld Scholarship Fund.