Susanna Drogsvold
Former Staff
CU Museum of Natural History

Recently retired after 17 years as Assistant to the Director at the CU Museum of Natural History, I am now very happy to share my love and knowledge of contemplative, healing movement with the CU Community. 

I first discovered yoga as a college student in 1975 at the University of South Florida where I was a member of the yoga club (BA with honors, 1976). I studied movement and dance at USF and then on to Naropa University (then Naropa Institute) in Boulder, CO where I was certified in Movement Studies (1980).

I joined the Naropa faculty in 1982 teaching Dance/ Movement Studies technique, improvisation, contemplative dance, ritual theater, overseeing student performances, and running the study abroad arts programs in Bali and Nepal. Since being a true teacher means being always a student, these years were filled with studies in alignment, meditation, embodiment, mindfulness, movement technique, somatic awareness, contact improvisation, Body-Mind Centering, developmental movement, contemplative dance, Balinese arts, Alexander technique and many other practices. I was privileged to work closely with Nancy Stark Smith, one of the original practitioners of Contact Improvisation, a form of movement I continue to explore, as well as with Barbara Dilley, former president of Naropa University and postmodern dance pioneer.  I had the good fortune to take master classes with Moshe Feldenkrais, Steve Paxton, Simone Forti, Robert Ellis Dunn, and more. I have teaching certifications in Kaiut (100KT) and Avita (200RYT) yoga.

I look forward to every practice as we move toward health and vitality together.