In 2006, Emily was motivated by her history of competitive figure skating & dance to explore a new form of movement: yoga. In 2009, she completed her 200-Hour teacher training with Chris Chavez and has been instructing around Vancouver ever since.
Emily draws from her many varied experiences, taking the best from each to skillfully weave art into her teaching, with a rich and heartfelt voice. Raw and authentic - what Emily learned at the Randolph Academy of the Arts in Toronto - informs her teaching as a journey to the self. Her classes are inspired by the teachings of Ana Forrest, Christina Sell, and Clara Roberts-Oss and consist of strong, creative sequences that build up to peak postures.
Emily enrolled in Semperviva Yoga's prenatal teacher training in 2015 and it greatly impacted her life. She grew passionate about pregnancy and birth and started teaching prenatal yoga and became a certified doula. In her prenatal classes she explores asana, breath work, visualization, mindfulness and mantra, that help develop many different tools for childbirth. Currently Emily is in her third year of midwifery school at UBC.
When Emily isn't on the mat or catching babies, she can be found exploring nature, feeding her music addiction, and hanging out with her partner and son, Oscar.