Emily began practicing yoga as a way to balance running. She appreciated the many compliments yoga provided to running: increased flexibility, strength and injury prevention, but as her practice became more regular yoga affected her on a deeper more emotional level. After her practice she just felt better, happier and healthier. Her practice soon became a daily mindful ritual. Through breath work and a sequence of postures Emily found peace and calm on her mat and the stresses of daily life became more manageable.
In 2015 Champlain Valley Family Center where Emily is employed , invested in her training to become a certified yoga instructor to implement and offer a prevention based yoga program to their clients. Yoga has been proven to be a very effective healing tool for those in recovery from addiction.
Emily earned her 200 hour teacher certification on May 2016 at Burlington Yoga under Piper Abbott/Candra Prabha. During her training with Piper and her many hours with BY instructors Emily’s passion for correct alignment, breath based movement and cultivation of body and mind awareness grew and her practice blossomed.
Emily is thrilled to share yoga with others. Whether she is teaching those in recovery from addiction, athletes, or anyone that is just searching for a way to de-stress and a quiet mind, her goal is for students to leave class feeling better than when they came physically, emotionally , and mentally..
“In order to realize the beauty of yoga in our lives, we must never forget that the prize is in the process”.
The practice of Kripalu Yoga, which uses the body as a vehicle for accessing spirit, can have a profound effect on the mind and emotions as well as the physical body. As mental disturbances are dissolved, tremendous amounts of prana (subtle life force energy) are released to affect healing. A practice of this depth offers far greater possibilities than could be expected from an isolated physical discipline.
If you're looking to begin a yoga practice, this is a great place to start. This is a gentle class allowing you to learn the basic postures, breath techniques, and methodology of yoga. It will build your confidence and allow you to nurture yourself and grow. This is a gentle class for all levels of abilities. It's also a great way to learn more about Kripalu Yoga if you are new to this style of yoga.