Hi, I am Emily - a Behavioral Health Coach by day for Headspace Health and a Yoga/Meditation Instructor in my free time! As a passionate wellness junky, it is my joy and honor to be able to hold space and guide people in their journey.
Yoga has the power to mean something different to everybody. It can mean a time to exercise; a time to meet up with friends; and/or a time to connect your mind-body- spirit; there is no right or wrong. With that approach in mind, it is my philosophy that you are the expert in your own body - when you tune out the ‘coulda-shoulda-woulda’ projections that society places; the real answer is often there underneath it all. Yoga and meditation can be a vehicle to help facilitate that journey in learning how to listen to our own innate wisdom, or our sense of inner knowing.
This is how I was able to overcome and manage my own chronic diseases. I have a primary immune deficiency and grew up regularly bouncing in and out of hospitals throughout my childhood, and in the process acquired over 20 surgeries and a distrust of my body that I did not overcome until I practiced yoga.
Practicing yoga was a way for me to come home to myself and learn to trust my body once again. Through regular practice since I was 16, I learned how to develop confidence in my body in a way I had never known before. In addition to the physical aspects of yoga, and through regular and consistent practice I learned how to use my breath to calm myself down and channel my mind to calm unwanted thoughts.
In addition to maintaining my own regular practice, I have worked on acquiring skills and certifications so I can better facilitate your experience with yoga and meditation. Currently, I am a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance, and in addition to my main training have acquired multiple continuing education credits, some of which are Yin Yoga with Paul Grilley, The Art of Yoga Sequencing with Jason Crandell, C2 Flow with CorePower Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation through Headspace Health.
It is with this diversity of training under my belt that I am able to provide you a one of a kind experience so that maybe you too can find the peace and joy of pure being within yourself.