Yoga is particularly complementary to the art of dance because of an emphasis on flexibility, core strength and safe, appropriate physical alignment. It’s a graceful counterpart to the rigorous structure and formality of classic dance choreography, allowing dancers to experience physical movement in meaningful, organic ways that can bring soul and aesthetic depth to performance.
Emily began practicing yoga in 2001 to complement her long, intellectually demanding hours as a newspaper reporter and college student. Stepping away from her desk and onto the mat allowed her to be present in her body, experiencing the world in a physical way. A natural teacher, Emily decided to offer yoga instruction in addition to her experiences teaching in Chula Vista public schools to middle school and high school students.
A YogaFit-trained instructor, Emily’s classes offer physical challenge and rejuvenating emotional wellbeing. Classes involves warm-up stretches, classic Vinyasa “flow yoga” Sun Salutation series, strength-building poses, balancing poses and deep poses to increase overall flexibility. Meditation practice and breathing exercises may be incorporated into class. Emily takes a mixed-level teaching approach to meet the needs of all students.
Emily has taught yoga in San Diego, Ventura County and the U.S. Virgin Islands to children, couples, expecting mothers, first-time students and veteran yogis, as well as individuals recovering from injuries, surgery and emotional trauma. Classes are welcoming and non-competitive.