Emily began her studies of yoga in college where her first yoga teacher was also her rowing coach and the studio was the boathouse. Ever since she has refined and grown her practice under the tutelage of master teachers like Tias and Surya Little, Gabriel Halpern, and Elesa Commerse.
Emily's more lucrative career and passion is the art of teaching. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in high school biology and environmental science. She draws on her expertise in anatomy, physiology, biology and general science as a strong component of her yoga practice and teaching. She studied teaching and learning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education earning a Masters in Education. Working with diverse young people and adults has given Emily a well-crafted sense of timing, deep patience and humility.
As a teacher, Emily strives to give her students the tools to look inward and to create a strong sense of peace that can be carried with them into their lives outside of the formal practice. She also aids her students in developing an empirical understanding of the science of yoga and to give them a more complete sense of their own anatomy. Emily believes wholeheartedly that the lessons of yoga are most applicable in our everyday lives and that we practice in order to truly live. She lives with her husband, Jeff, and two young children on an old farm. She also works part time in education programming for the Driftless Area Land Conservancy.
Emily is eager to meet you on the mat where you are -- physically, mentally and spiritually -- and to see how yoga can help you to live more fully alive and aware.