Hello! 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.
As a dedicated yoga and meditation coach, I enjoy helping others reduce their stress, improve their health, and live their best lives by helping them heal from injury and pain. I believe yoga is more than just physical exercise; it's a transformative practice that integrates our bodies' physical, mental, and emotional responses to help us arrive at deeper levels of relaxation and awareness.
Each class is tailored to meet your unique goals, needs, and abilities, with sequencing structured for ease and accessibility. I work with advanced practitioners and newbies to balance building strength and flexibility through functional movement. I'll introduce you to specific breathing techniques to unwind, relax, and improve your energy.
As an experienced instructor, I take your goals, desires, and abilities and turn them into a practice that's safe, fun, and supportive for you!
I began practicing yoga as a therapeutic aid to help nurture and guide me through a difficult life transition. At the time, I struggled with a detrimental lifestyle that kept me stuck in unhealthy and habitual behaviors. I had a lot of trauma from my past that needed to be processed and healed. My yoga practice provided the time and space for me to slow down, turn inwards, and quiet my mind. Yoga allowed me to move my body in a healthy way that felt good, connected and empowered. My body became stronger, and my mind became clearer and more focused. My old wounds and past traumas were given room to surface so that I could face them with awareness and process them with love so that they could heal.
I believe wholeheartedly in yoga's power to heal and transform lives that I have become an advocate for the practice and love sharing this wondrous gift with everyone I know.
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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