Hi - I'm Emily, a passionate yoga instructor with over twenty years of professional experience designing and leading mixed-level classes for corporations, private health clubs and independent yoga studios.
I enjoy helping others reduce their stress, improve their health, and live their best lives through the holistic mind/body practices of yoga wellness. I believe yoga is more than just a physical exercise; it's a transformative practice that integrates our bodies' physical, mental, and emotional responses to help us arrive at deeper levels of understanding, relaxation and awareness.
I began practicing yoga as a therapeutic aid to help while I navigated a difficult life transition.
At the time, I struggled with a detrimental lifestyle that kept me stuck in unhealthy and habitual behaviors. I had past trauma that needed to be addressed, processed, and healed. My yoga practice provided the time and space to slow down, turn inwards, and quiet my mind.
Yoga allowed me to move my body in healthy ways that felt good, connected, and empowered. As a result, I was able to address old wounds with compassion and love for deep healing.
I believe wholeheartedly in the power of yoga to heal and transform lives that I have become an advocate for helping others through their healing journey.
I began my yoga studies at The Mindful Body in San Francisco, California, where I taught, practiced, and mentored after completing my 200-hour yoga teacher certification in 2001. My yoga studies continued through immersion courses, workshops, and additional teacher training programs, with primary focuses in Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Kids, Prenatal, Postnatal and Restorative Yoga.
I've had the opportunity to learn from some of the industry's most influential teachers - which include Tim Miller, Nischala Joy Devi, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Judith Lasater, Sara Powers, and Rod Stryker. But most notably, I have learned the most from the people I teach. They are my real inspiration and the reason why I do what I do.
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