When Em was seventeen, she first fell in love with yoga because it taught her how to come home. At the end of the day, she could unroll her mat, let everything else fall away, and just breathe. Since then, she has continued to witness first-hand the power of yoga to heal, empower, and foster compassion and self-love. Em's desire to bring the healing power of yoga to others led her to complete her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at CorePower Yoga in Berkeley, CA. She has also completed two training programs about trauma and yoga, totaling 22 hours of advanced training. Additionally, Em is a graduate student at Starr King School for the Ministry, pursuing a Master of Divinity. Her training in spiritual leadership has given her invaluable tools as a yoga teacher; she is skilled at holding safe and sacred space for healing, greatly attuned to other people, and trained in compassionate listening and boundary-setting. Em is also a proud member of The Breathe Network, an organization that connects survivors of sexual violence with practitioners who offer sliding scale healing services. You can read Em's practitioner page and learn more here.
Em teaches both vinyasa flow (moving through postures at a moderate to fast pace, unifying breath and movement) and gentle, therapeutic yoga, drawing on yin and restorative styles of practice. She believes that vinyasa and gentle yoga are practices that both build strength and resilience, although in different ways. For both group and private sessions, Em works with you to determine what elements of these two modalities you would like to explore in your healing journey.