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Emily Cole

RYT 200

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”.
-Baron Baptiste

Emily Cole instructs the following:
  • Beginner/Gentle Kripalu Yoga
  • Yoga works on the muscular-skeletal systems as well as the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, immune and nervous systems. The regular practice of yoga has been shown to produce physical benefits including reduced anxiety, stress and blood pressure levels, and increased relaxation, flexibility, strength, endurance, and energy levels.

    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.

  • Yoga for Athletes & Active Lifestyles
  • This class is designed to help athletes and those that lead active lifestyles to develop greater strength, flexibility and mental focus. We will focus on the areas most overused and prone to injury for athletic bodies. Hips, hamstrings, calves and feet will get special attention, though the practice will engage the whole body. Come to class expecting a sequence of asana to build core strength, balance and flexibility, as well as pranayamas to improve focus and de-stress. 
    Even though this class will target issues that an athletic body faces specifically, it's still a well rounded class that anyone can attend whether an athlete or not.
    All levels are welcome!

  • Gentle Yoga
  • The purpose and intention of this class is to release, unwind, let be, relax, and slow down. Think of it as 90 minutes of nourishment. This class helps release tension that is held within the body due to habitual patterns of movement. Each class focuses on the whole body. However, some weeks we may experiment with a stronger focus in an area of the body that we often overuse and/or neglect. Breath work, meditation and guided relaxations will also be weaved into the practice.
    This class is open to all levels and abilities.