Well, you've scrolled down this far, let me tell you a little more about myself - it's important to me that you feel comfortable and safe. So, hi! I'm Emily - but everyone calls me Em. I'm a Hamilton-based Yoga & Meditation Teacher originally from the U.K, I've been living in New Zealand for 24 years. I am 32, and a solo Mum to a beautiful whirlwind named Isabella. I began practicing yoga when I was 16 at a time of complete defeat, in myself and in my life. I had tried everything else to soothe my mental, emotional and physical discomfort and yoga was a reluctant final option. What can I say, 16 years later and I've never looked back.
In 2016 I decided I wanted to share the magic with others, stepping back and observing how much yoga had enabled me to completely transform myself and my life - I released there was a giant well of potential to help other people here. So I immersed myself in an intensive training in Thailand and nearly 6 years later I haven't stopped learning! I hold a 200hr Yoga Alliance teacher training certificate, a 100hr Rocket Yoga certificate and am currently completing my Advanced Yoga teacher training 300hr. I also mentor upcoming Yogis at leading Yoga studio in Auckland and give educational talks and introductions to corporate groups or at events. Prior to qualifying as a yoga teacher, I studied a degree in psychology and I love to integrate this into my teachings. Now, I can finally say, I love my life - I am the happiest I have ever been. But it's been a bumpy ride and and it's still a masterpiece in progress. I could write a novel about the crazy story of my life, but in essence - yoga saved me, and continues to support my mental, emotional and physical wellbeing every single day. Without this powerful tool I would not be where or who I am today. Learn more about my story here.