Welcome to GROW!
GROW has blossomed from the roots of Evolution Prenatal & Family Yoga Center’s many years as a Vermont’s hub for childbirth education, yoga, and family wellness. We believe that joining the GROW community is a vital part of the path toward a healthy and happy family. Our support hinges on 4 pillars: physical, social, emotional, and educational.
We are a studio dedicated to the well-being of all people and families and are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Any pregnant or postpartum person of any race, ethnicity, relationship status, sexual orientation, or gender identity is welcome, and we work to reflect that pillar in the language we use and the classes we teach.
Through the guidance of owner Susan Cline Lucey, we are established as long-standing experts in the community and a compassionate voice for all types of families.
GROW is a home where families thrive!
Meet Our Founding Mama, Susan Cline Lucey
Susan is a lover of all things birth, child and parenting. She is the founder and owner of GROW studio and wellness center (formerly Evolution Prenatal and Family Yoga Center) in Burlington and Essex Junction, Vermont and co-founder of Evolution Physical Therapy and Yoga in 2006. Susan has established herself as a deeply respected leader in our local prenatal, postpartum, and parenting circles. She is a wealth of knowledge and information for pregnant families and a compassionate, gentle voice of support for parents.
Susan has had the honor of supporting over 150 families in birth as a certified labor and trained postpartum doula, and as a certified childbirth educator she has taught hundreds of couples in her popular yoga and birth workshops. In 2016 she was a featured presenter at the UVM Womens’ Health Conference with a workshop entitled “Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga – Benefits and Practice.” In the spring of 2018 she was an educator for our local UVMMC labor and delivery staff in hands-on labor support. She received her initial 200 hour yoga teacher certification from OM Yoga in 2001. She is a Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher and has an advanced Level 3 certification in pregnancy and postpartum yoga from Colette Crawford of the Seattle Holistic Center. As a yoga teacher, she is deeply steeped in knowledge of body and breath work and how to prepare people for the best birth possible in the weeks and months leading up to labor.
With a background in dance and 30 years of experience teaching movement to children, you can often find Susan humming a children’s song or singing a lullaby in a room full of babies. She is a trainer for Yoga 4 Classrooms where she works with educators to teach them tools to bring yoga into their classroom/school setting. Susan has taught in a variety of settings ranging from public school classrooms to after-school programs to yoga studios. She is a contributing author of the Burlington Vermont Flynn Center’s “Words Come Alive” teacher manual and co-author of a children’s yoga book titled “Star Pose.” Susan is the proud mother of three boys – Emmett (17), Zinn (14) and Jay (8).