Hey, hi, hello! I'm Emily. I'm an SF-based yoga instructor and practitioner, located in Ocean Beach. My life has been transformed and elevated in every way through the practice and teachings of yoga.
I grew up in Manhattan Beach, California, and began regularly practicing yoga at a young age with my mom who was an avid yogi. Many of my friends and students know that my mom suddenly passed away from heart disease when I was 18. Practicing yoga and meditation was a way for me to connect to my mom both spiritually and mentally, and while doing so I felt the positive healing effects it had on my body, mind, and soul.
I moved to San Francisco in 2011 for my job in the tech industry, and that's where I fell in love with Power Vinyasa yoga and the San Francisco yoga community. Shortly after moving to SF, I decided to take my practice a bit deeper and became a certified yoga instructor, and am E-RYT 200 through the Yoga Alliance. I have completed the following trainings:
Yoga Alliance Power Yoga Teacher Training: 200 Hours
Janet Stone Sadhana Immersion: 50 Hours
Janet Stone Assisting & Adjusting: 25 Hours
Yin Energetics Training: 40 Hours
Yoga Garden Restorative Training: 25 Hours
Sculpt Teacher Training: 50 Hours
C2 Intermediate Power Vinyasa Teacher Training
BASI Pilates Certification
Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Studies
My yoga practice and teaching style is derived from yoga classes all over the world. I have taught group yoga classes in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua, have studied yoga in Ubud, Bali, and have practiced at multiple Wanderlust yoga festivals. I am passionate about sharing my love of a well-rounded and balanced yoga practice through my teachings of both powerful, sweaty vinyasa classes and grounding, soothing restorative and yin classes. I teach group classes, private classes, corporate yoga classes, and workshops. My vinyasa classes incorporate breath, music, and flow to help you reach your peak posture. During restorative classes, I love to incorporate the healing properties and benefits of essential oils.
I currently teach at The Assembly, yogabeachSF, Yoga Flow, CorePower Yoga, Karma Yoga, Outdoor Yoga SF, and Equinox Market Street in San Francisco. I also founded the Health & Wellness initiative at Yelp, where I taught yoga and educated employees on living a healthy lifestyle.
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Off my mat, you can find me hiking, backpacking, camping, and adventuring all over the Bay Area. My life has been inspired in every way by yoga and I hope to share that with each of my students. I am passionate about continuing my journey of yoga all over the world and I hope to see you in class!