Bio

I’ve been studyNewHeadShot11:14smalling and practicing yoga since 2001. After years of intense dance training, and  countless hours at the gym, I was looking for another outlet to keep my body strong. At the  end  of one of my first classes, tears streamed down my cheeks and I knew instantly that this practice was so much more than I had anticipated.

I completed my first teacher training in 2008 and after a few years of teaching, I was called to the motherland of yoga. It was there that I met one of my teachers, Swami Tureyananda. I  spent  a couple months immersed in deep practice, living at an ashram in Southern India. I  began  studying yoga therapy under Swamiji’s guidance.  In the summer of 2015, I graduated from a two year yoga therapy training to complete my 500 hours, with Sarahjoy Marsh, whose school is certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists .

In my classes, I weave practical application of yoga philosophy, into movement, breath and mindfulness, encouraging a dynamic exploration into oneʼs true nature. “My intention is to create a safe and nurturing place for students to learn about themselves and to connect.”

Complementing my guidance in the art of yoga, I’m a practicing Holistic Nutritionist, offering full spectrum support in finding a life of balance and harmony on all levels. I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Holistic Nutrition with a concentration in Herbal Medicine, in 2006 and spent a growing season apprenticing with the herbalist, author and teacher, Matthew Wood.

Off the mat you will find me dancing, crafting, laughing, and finding freedom in the flow of  life.

 

Contact

emilylightyoga [at] gmail [dot] com
971-313-4747