Emily began practicing yoga in 2000 in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has been teaching since 2010. A lifelong athlete, she first looked to yoga as a physical practice but over the years discovered the benefits extended to her total wellness. Her education in kinesiology from the University of Michigan has fostered a deep appreciation for anatomy and physiology. Emily’s goal as a teacher is to encourage personal awareness and inner-peace to students through a dedicated and challenging practice. She is currently studying with Paul Cheek in preparation for the Iyengar teaching certification. She also completed a Yin teacher training intensive with Uma Kleppinger in 2010.
Emily also volunteers as a teacher for the non-profit Living Yoga, whose mission is to teach yoga as a tool for personal change to people who would otherwise not have access to it. She is also the committee chair for their annual Yogathon fundraising event.
For more information about Emily’s approach to teaching, visit: emilyolivayoga.blogspot.com/