I first met Suzanne as my pre-trainer for GYROKINESIS® Level One, and really appreciated her thorough teaching of the method, not just the movement, but also sharing the origins and intention of the method. Suzanne is a clear and concise teacher who is passionate about what she does. I had the benefit of working with Suzanne throughout my whole GYROKINESIS® training process, as she was working through her final hours towards becoming a Master Trainer. I had been trying to train in the GYROKINESIS® method for quite a few years, and I realise that it was Suzanne’s dedication and hard work that brought many incredible international trainers to Australia, so that I could learn on my home turf. Suzanne is an inspiring mentor, always showing a thirst to continue learning herself. I am grateful for Suzanne’s beautiful spirit and discipline. She is humble and caring, as well as passionate and precise. For me, these are all wonderful qualities in a teacher and mentor.
- Nadine Kent (Pilates & Movement)
Suzanne McCarty is a very unique teacher trainer and I feel blessed that she was my mentor for 1,5 years during my Pilates studies.
Suzanne's passion for teaching other teachers can be seen in her encouraging, motivating and highly inspiring way of passing on her extensive knowledge about movement.
She taught me not only the classical system of Pilates but also how to read the body language of other people. She showed me where is the issue in the body and ways how to deal with it.
Suzanne spent many hours teaching me and other students if necessary even in her free time to help us to improve.
Furthermore, the Studio was always open to practice for myself and she encouraged me to observe her teaching as well.
She always was able to give me very good explanation of the anatomy and the reasons behind exercises.
In my exam and even today, I feel very comfortable in my teaching as I got the best preparation I could wished for.
She still is a big role model and whenever I can I am happy to go to classes and workshops to learn from her.
I admire Suzanne for her constant drive of improving herself. She still attends further studies and workshops in movement around the world. She passes on the newly gained knowledge to her staff and students right away with great enthusiasm.
Working for Suzanne was a constant improvement of myself and the lovely and warm atmosphere made it a blessed experience.
I highly recommend to book one of her workshops and experience the knowledge and compassion Suzanne has about movement.
- Susanne Preiss (Pilates and Yoga Teacher)
I know I'm in safe, highly qualified, educated, knowledgeable, caring hands with my Pilates instructors. They have been a vital part of my recovery and rehabilitation from back surgeries and recurring disc protrusion... I have put my trust in them for about 5 years and in that time I have gone from chronic, debilitating pain where I couldn't raise 2 legs - to now, moving freely and in ways I never thought I could once again, stronger, fitter and pretty much pain free ...and able to do Hara barre which is amazing) without the need of further surgery. Do your homework when looking for a qualified studio & instructors to avoid injury & get the most out of your practice, I know my instructors are the best because my studio is HARA!
Old horse riding accidents, genetics (probably) - plus 6 weeks on crutches with a broken ankle all added to the problems of a pretty bad scoliosis. I had been referred to an Exercise Physiotherapist; and after a couple of months, my doctor sent me back to our physiotherapist. However, it was my physio (someone who had treated me for many years) who recommended me to Suzanne McCarty. Suzanne's professionalism, anatomical knowledge and her Pilates' skills impressed my physio enormously (they had workshopped together) ... and that was 4 years ago.
I'm still going to Hara and still love it. What's more, I completely trust Suzanne and her team to take proper care of my problematic bones. Suzanne and Lisa have helped correct my posture and prescribe exercises and movements that always help relieve the pain. I doubt that there's a cure for scoliosis - but with Hara, I do believe I can manage it better.
Buff Bones is not just about bones. This class is great for core strength, posture awareness and improvement, and for toning. Suzanne offers variations of the movements to suit individual needs and gives very clear instructions and explanations of the purpose/benefits of various movements. Suzanne also offers lots of encouragement and reassurance. The small group size is conducive to each individual receiving attention and guidance as needed. The fact that every body is different is recognised; there is no expectation that all will perform at the same level.
Don’t assume that this class is a “soft” option or just an easy version of pilates. On the contrary, it is challenging. And effective.
Thank you so much for being such an amazing Pilates teacher! It is six years in September since I began with you and I believe that without your wonderful commitment to me and my individual movement needs I would not have the flexibility and confidence in my body that I have today. You have the lovely knack of helping each of us feel comfortable in our own skin.
I have been attending classes at Hara for one year now. I feel that within that year my practice has a whole new depth and understanding, more than I ever thought possible just from attending yoga classes. I now feel stronger, more aware and I have learnt how to move in a whole new way. You and your staff are extremely knowledgeable, patient and welcoming. Every time I leave a class I'm happy that made the effort to attend, I feel refreshed and just a little more at peace. Thanks for everything
Thought I'd let you know how much I am enjoying your yoga and pilates classes. I love how you are always learning and exploring. Its great not to have stagnet classes and I'm learning so much about my body and I have actually noticed differences outside and within my body which has been great.
I am really thrilled for you to be progressing and continuing to grow in your work/art/practice.
I just wanted to write and say congratulations for your excellence and curiosity to explore the leading edge of your work in the world. The community needs you and you are building greatness for Coffs!
You Lady are an excellent instructor with copious tech skill coupled with good humour.
The best combination in a trainer (of any topic).
I would just like to say a big thank you for organising the Lisa Howell workshops. They
were incredibly informative, worthwhile and a fantastic thing to have in Coffs I really
appreciated it and know that the others who attended the workshops felt the same way.
Five years ago I suffered from Sciatica and constant back pain.
I spent 2 years trying everything – physio, massage, even considered surgery. I decided
to try one last thing – Pilates.
For almost 3 years I have trained with Suzanne. It was the best thing I have ever done
for my body – and I have no more back issues!
I absolutely recommend Pilates and in particular Suzanne’s training methods.
Thanks for everything Suzanne!
Thank you for your teaching; I love Pilates and what it is doing for my body.
– Lesley S.
Thank you for all your hard work and pushing me when I don’t want to try!
This is the best exercise I’ve ever done!
– Lisa L
The only fitness routine I’ve ever stuck to! Suzanne, I can’t thank you enough for your
patience, your support and the way you encourage me to work hard even when I can’t
Every class is FUN!
– Louise K.
4 weeks of Pilates and I am back to my pre-baby weight, very happy.
Lesson 12….I was sad wondering why my bum looked bigger but my husband pointed
out to me that it wasn’t bigger, instead it has firmed up again.
So now I am super, super happy!
– Naomi S
For a long time I had been searching for some sport or technique to make me more
flexible and help me with my spinal pain, that wasn’t related to a spiritual concept such
By chance I found out about Pilates and I really enjoyed it from the beginning.
In Suzanne McCarty I found a very sensitive and precise teacher helping me not only to
improve my workout but also going into more details of the movement.
I have been taking Pilates classes for the last 3 years with Suzanne McCarty. She is an
excellent teacher who is very dedicated to the Pilates method.
Suzanne also has lots of experience in post-pregnancy Pilates and I really benefitted
from her classes after the birth of my two sons in 2006 and 2007.
I’m delighted to now be back into my pre pregnancy trousers!
In the years that Suzanne McCarty has worked at Healing Mountain Studios, Vienna
Austria, I was blessed with a very knowledgeable trainer that not only knew all of the
skills in the Pilates and GYROKINESIS® Exercise work but also the needs of my clients.
She has professionalism and utmost attention that she dedicates to each individual and
has fine feeling and spontaneity to take each human being and encourage them in their
growth every day.
I was and still am very sad to have lost such a valuable trainer and person here in
Vienna. I wish her much success and as much or more fun that we were able to
experience during the time we worked together.
Thanks for today,I always come away feeling taller and stronger!
Pilates isn’t girly!
After trying gyms and trainers I found that Suzanne’s individual and duo Pilates
instruction using her studio equipment as well as her mat classes has improved my
flexibility, strength and posture.
It is a true work out any man can use no matter what your age or condition.
Thank you for my first Pilates session last night, I really enjoyed it, great way to end the
day. Even today my core is solid and making me sit up straight – So cool!
I had a hysterectomy two years ago and have had trouble re engaging my stomach
muscles, not from the op but years of just not being able to exercise or enjoy using my
I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely say thank you.
It is nice to know someone whom is passionate about what they do,
but also very professional at the same time. When I first considered
pilates I was initially sceptical. However through your vast experience
you educated me about my injury. I wanted to find something that
would strengthen my back after injuring it over 20 years ago. You
made me confident and stronger. Your connection with me on a
personal level made every visit very special. You became interested
in my journey and made appropriate recommendations at specific
times. You created a very fun environment, which helped me feel
relaxed, but also committed at the same time. Your sense of humour
made the difference. You have set my expectations very high and
I would have no hesitation in recommending your business and
Thank you for caring about me.
The Healthy Bones Workshop was excellent. Once I found out I had osteoporosis I did a
lot of research myself but often found it conflicting. The Workshop put all the
information together simply and was very thorough. I would definitely recommend the
workshop for information on prevention as well as treatment.Lyn