Since first stepping on a yoga mat in 2001 there has hardly been a day in Emma’s life that has not involved yoga. After completing her Hot Yoga and Vinyasa training with Jimmy Barkan in Florida, Emma went on to assist in Jimmy’s international teacher trainings and is his most senior Australian teacher. She has been actively studying with master teacher Rod Stryker since 2006 and is currently undergoing certification in the esteemed ParaYoga tradition. Emma has also completed extensive Prana Flow Vinyasa training with Twee Merrigan and Simon Park and prenatal teacher training with Janice Clarfield.
Lucky enough to be mentored by some of the leading teachers in the international yoga community, Emma’s style is a fusion of all she has learnt since beginning her journey. In each class she weaves intelligent and elegant sequencing around a particular theme or story. ‘Each class has a focus, and from there everything flows,’ she says. Her students enjoy her clear communication, precise alignment cues, warmth and extremely amusing jokes.
Emma connects strongly to the Tantric and Ayurvedic world view: when we learn to direct energy effectively we create balance, harmony, expansion and growth. Like many teachers, Emma discovered that in giving through her teaching, she receives much more in return. ‘I feel honoured and humbled to be able to help people feel good about themselves.”