Emma is a compassionate and creative teacher who firmly believes that yoga is for everyone. She is committed to holding a yoga space which welcomes all stratas of society.
After completing her Level 4, 500 hour Diploma with the BWY, Emma has since gone on to complete Ashtanga Yoga training with Manju Jois, David Williams, Doug Swenson and her much loved main teacher, David Swenson, who she sees twice a year.
Emma teaches a range of styles which reflect her own daily practice including Yin, Hatha, Restorative and Vinyasa. She holds retreats around the world and has a free YouTube channel. She is a regular contributor to Spectrum magazine and was the cover girl for the Summer 2018 and 2019 editions. She had an Ashtanga sequence featured in OM Yoga magazine February 2020. She also has an ongoing collaboration with Spirit and Destiny magazine.
Recently, and after the death of her mother, she has been writing about yoga and grief. Her work has lead to her holding training sessions for CRUSE Bereavement groups in the North East of England.
Since lockdown, Emma has been writing prolifically on a freelance basis and on the subjects of the 8 limbs of Yoga, grief, race, class and diversity.
She is co-authoring a book on Ashtanga Yoga for Everyone with Paul Fox and is also writing her own memoir called, 'You Can't Hug a Butterfly: Life, Love, Loss and Yoga'.
This session will explore Ashtanga Yoga in its original incarnation as a healing therapy. Drawing on 20 years of her own practice, managing a bad back and knee and obesity, Emma will guide you through a range of ways you can practise from seated, kneeling and standing bases whatever body you are in. This practice has been the game changer in Emma’s life and she is a passionate advocate of Yoga Chikitsa (Primary series yoga therapy). This session is aimed at anybody who has felt Ashtanga isn’t for them, the walking wounded and regular practitioners.Read More