Sharing the gift of wellbeing, namaste.
About Em K Yoga
Yoga knows no prerequisites, if you have a body - you can do yoga! My greatest wish is to make yoga accessible to every body - EVERY BODY. My personal journey to healing quickly became an obsession with wellbeing. I never understood exactly how or why, all I knew was when I did yoga, I felt better - so much better. My mental, physical and emotional health improved profoundly. I knew then, my purpose was to share this powerful tool with others, to give the invaluable gift of wellbeing. So I took the plunge, I packed my suitcase and my panic attacks and travelled across the world where I immersed myself in an intensive program to become a qualified and registered teacher.
I have now been teaching for over three years and practicing for sixteen. With a strong background in Iyengar and a passion for functional flow; my teachings embody a non-dogmatic, multi-style approach using principles of psychology to craft fun and meaningful experiences for you. Through a combination of dynamic movement, myofascial release, body alignment, mindful stretching, breath work and simple meditation - I aim to empower you to cultivate the very best version of yourself - on and off the mat.
Benefits of Yoga
- Increases strength, balance and flexibility
- Soft tissue recovery, joint stability and injury prevention
- Greater energy levels, range of motion and mobility
- Blood pressure regulation and headache management
- Improves quality of sleep, circulation and immunity
- Decreases back pain, stress and anxiety
- Enhances mental clarity, memory and mood
- Promotes emotional resilience, self-esteem & body confidence
- Reduces risk of giving a sh*t about things that don't matter!
What to Expect
My classes are a safe space for you to arrive on your mat and just be - exactly as you are - free of judgement and expectation. It is okay to feel a little nervous when attending your first class, but don't let your thoughts intimidate you. You are not too inflexible, too old or too busy to come along. In fact, being tight, stiff or sore is the perfect reason to join. The first step is having the courage to give it a go!
Modifications and variations of all the asana (poses) are offered to suit all abilities and accomodate any injuries or conditions. I am here to support and guide you on your individual journey to feeling better than ever! I also understand that a class environment is not for everyone - this is why I offer private one-on-one sessions tailored to suit your specific goals and requirements.
I also work with sports teams and corporate groups and offer sessions for small groups and special events. Please contact me for more info!
Yoga is a natural medicine for the body and mind. It is an innovative fusion of movement, breath, neuroscience and ancient philosophy. Yoga has copped a bad wrap in the past, there has been plenty of myths surrounding what yoga is and who should do it. But in truth, yoga is a powerful practice supported by science - and it's bloody ancient. It was originally developed some 5,000-10,000 years ago by men! Old men. Old men who wanted to find the best way to maintain their health and longevity of life. The physical aspect of yoga (asana) was designed by Monks to increase the strength and stamina of the body so they were able to sit for longer periods of time and meditate to move closer towards the ultimate goal of 'enlightenment'. Regular yoga practice has been proven to significantly improve overall wellbeing. In short, it's like a magic wand for your physical, mental and emotional health. It is beneficial for every body - EVERY BODY! Whoever you are, whatever you do - yoga is good for you!
I'm 31 and I'm originally from England. I hold a Degree in Psychology, a Diploma in Nutrition and recently became a Mummy to my little Isabella. Life is good – actually, it’s great! You’ll always catch me with a smile on my face (even in Chair Pose). But it hasn't always been this way; and it's still a masterpiece in progress. I could definitely write a novel about my crazy story, but in essence - yoga saved my life - let me pay it forward and show you how you too can elevate your mind and shape your life!