Emma came to yoga gradually, trying out different styles and finding a yogic path through her travels and life.
A yoga retreat in Morocco three years ago confirmed that it was yoga that would help with that inward search and from here created a regular practise including further retreats, appleyoga foundation course and appleyoga teacher training (240 Hour Yoga Alliance accredited).
The teaching enables me to be a guide within yoga helping find pockets of peace and stillness within the urban life we lead through asana (postures) and pranayama (breath). With my teacher Katy Appleton's guidance I have learnt to incorporate words and music into a vinyasa flow led by the heart and created for living within our busy lives.
The classes vary, often breaking down a posture to allow the student to deepen their practise whether a beginner or intermediate student. I have a firm belief that yoga should be safe for the body and I respect all levels of student. Working as your guide I can help to develop your yoga practice within the realm of your life, taking from it what you choose.
Whilst a qualified teacher I still firmly believe I am very much a student of this lifelong practise and always will be. My excitement for what I know and has yet to learn keeps my classes' fun, awakening and balanced.
What are you inspired by?
My husband for constantly following the path of yoga whilst never stepping on a mat. My students for being AMAZING and the constant gift of learning from my teachers.
Wakes me up, calms me down – brings me home to me and keeps me grounded.
If yoga did not exist what exercise would you turn to?
Run, run and run (and if talking were a sport I'd do that to!)
What music do you listen to?
Sneaky tunes from Katy's playlist, husbands playlist and friends playlists!
Sia, Ludovico Einaudi anything really!
Trikonasana – finally it feels right and supported bridge – yummy!
Bakasana - that pesky crow!
A yoga class, long run, my husband, friends and a really good red wine!
Favorite food and drink?
Boiled eggs, bagels, homemade smoothies…..chocolate, red wine and cosmopolitans!
Matthew Sanford – Waking