“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
Emily’s yoga and meditation practice started when she was at university in the UK over 15 years ago. At first she loved the way the postures got her moving her body mindfully, coming from a background in dance. It wasn’t until she started going to classes with a great teacher a few years later that Emily deepened her practice of pranayama and meditation and started to feel the full benefits of yoga.
Emily has practised many styles over the years including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Yin and Restorative but has settled recently on a strong yet slow vinyasa style that blends building strength with a softer more meditative, often philosophical side.
Emily trained as a Mindful Yoga teacher at Grass Roots Yoga Studio in St Kilda, Melbourne. She is now registered with Yoga Alliance Australia® (350 Hour RYT) and has also completed Prenatal, Postnatal and Restorative yoga teacher training with Bliss Baby Yoga, Yin Yoga training with Sarah Powers and a 150 Hr Postgraduate Teacher Training course in Melbourne with a strong focus on anatomy and physiology. She is currently completing further studies in mindfulness meditation techniques with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Emily has diverse influences, from Taoist forms of movement such as Tai Chi to different meditation techniques, including Indigenous Australian earth focused meditation.
Holding a Masters in International Development, Emily has worked in the international education and NGO sectors. She is passionate about human rights and social justice and also committed to living a more sustainable, ethical, healthy life and building community spirit. Emily is always searching for ways to combine yoga with her quest to make positive change in the world by helping people to create deeper connections with their own body-mind, each other and the earth.
After living in Melbourne, Australia for over 10 years, following years of travel and ski seasons, Emily has recently made a lifestyle move with her family to the Alpine region of North East Victoria. She is excited to be offering yoga classes, workshops and retreats in and around Bright, and combining her love of nature, mountains, adventure sports, sustainability and yoga!
“I love the physical side of yoga and the ease and wellbeing that I feel after practicing postures but I also love that while on the mat you can often gain deep insights about yourself off it. As well as improving strength, flexibility and ability to deal with stress, the techniques of yoga help to develop happiness and wellbeing, self-awareness and inner peace and help us to be kinder to ourselves, others and the environment.”
See the Classes page for more information about Emily’s teaching and schedule.
2014 – 200 Hour Mindful Hot Yoga Teacher Training, Grass Roots Yoga
2015 – 40 Hour Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training, Bliss Baby Yoga
2015 – 20 Hour Vinyasa Teacher Training, Australia Yoga Academy
2016 – 10 Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Bliss Baby Yoga
2016 – Chakra Healing Diploma, Yoga Alliance
2016 – 150 Hour Postgraduate Yoga Teacher Training, Ihana Yoga (Jenni Morrison-Jack and Simon Borg-Olivier)
2016 – 60 Hour Insight Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 (Sarah Powers)
2011 – Master of International Development, RMIT University
2015 – Mental Health First Aid, This Healthy Life