ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Emily is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, but grew up in Germany due to her parents’ work. She returned to the States in 2005 to attend college at Elon University in North Carolina. After graduating, she began working in the film industry in Austin, TX. It was there that she began her yoga journey when she took her first Bikram yoga class in 2009. Originally she was attracted to the physical challenge that the strenuousness and heat of that style of yoga offers. However, she quickly discovered that yoga is much more than just a physical practice and that it not only tends to the body, but also to the heart, soul and mind, through breathing, mindfulness and rhythmic flows.
During life’s most challenging seasons, Emily found yoga to be a faithful friend, her mat a place of peace and recovery, and her practice something to both strengthen and ground her. This experience fueled Emily’s desire to share this practice of whole-body, holistic wellness and help others discover the life-changing benefits of yoga. So in 2015, Emily enrolled in and completed her 200-hr yoga teacher training. Since then she has taken additional trainings to not only further her own practice, but to become better equipped to serve her students. She holds additional certifications in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, as well as
Pre-/Postnatal Yoga. Most recently she completed her 500-hour Yoga Therapy certification and now works with both private clients and small groups addressing specific health concerns such as MS, cancer, alcohol addiction, eating disorders and Parkinson’s.
Emily considers it an immense privilege to teach yoga classes with the hope of encouraging and strengthening her students by offering them a place to grow in self-compassion, mind-body awareness and hope. She seeks to create a welcoming and safe environment in all of her classes, where everyone feels comfortable and accepted no matter their level of experience with yoga or their path in life.