About Emily aka me

I began practicing yoga in 2000 in Ann Arbor, Michigan and have been teaching since 2010.  A lifelong athlete, I first looked to yoga as a physical practice but over the years discovered the benefits extended to my total wellness.  My education in kinesiology from the University of Michigan has fostered a deep appreciation for anatomy and physiology.  My goal as a teacher is to encourage personal awareness, inner peace and rock solid calves to students through a dedicated and challenging practice.  My goal as an individual is to be awesome, calm and have rock solid calves. 

I became a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher in the fall of 2017.  Prior to that, I completed teacher training as well as apprenticeships with Julie Lawrence and Tonya Garreaud.  I continue to study with them and other senior Iyengar teachers as well.  

I volunteer 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.  I have also served on the non-profit board of directors for the YWCA in Clark County since 2011.  In my free time I dabble in typesetting on my antique printing press, running and tagging along with my two young children to explore the world.