You come to one of my sessions – your tired, stressed, your mind is scattered… it’s the end of a long day, week, month…
Or maybe you have no idea why you’ve come- it just seemed a better alternative to going to the gym and someone told you that “yoga” is supposed to be good for you… (whatever “good” is).
Before you know it, you’re slowly moving your body and focusing on your breath. You stretch, open and gradually rinse out the physical tensions of the day. In addition you’re building strength and better awareness of your body’s range and motion. You begin to create heat. You are challenged in your body and also in your mind as you hold certain poses amid the flow. You start to breathe better… feel better… your mind is more at ease.
After a while you find you can sit still. You sit and let yourself be guided in to meditation using breath techniques and visualisation.
Your breath slows down.
Your mind becomes quieter…In the pauses between the breath you may even find a place of stillness… a lightness…a quiet… where none of the attachments of life or it’s complications are weighing you down…
Even if you experience a millisecond of this stillness… this is a true taste of yoga.
So this my friends what I hope to offer you in my sessions. It may not happen in the first class. I do all I can to guide you there… the rest of it, (commitment, focus etc) is up to you. And is your experience.
- ISHTA Yoga
- Ayurvedic Consultation: Lifestyle & Nutrition for your individual type
- Gentle Yoga/Yoga for Relaxation
- Yoga Nidra
- Yoga for Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, Stress
- Mindful Pre & Post Natal
- Yoga for a Happier Healthier Life!
Emily is RYT500hrs and ERYT500hrs qualified. She teaches on the ISHTA 200hr & 300hr yoga Teacher Trainings in London. She continues to travel and study with her teachers namely Clive Sheridan, Rod Stryker , Alan Finger and Emil Wendel. She spends time each year in an ayurvedic community in Tamil Nadu, South India where she studies Ayurvedic philosophy and theory with her wonderful teachers Dr A.R. Ramadas and Dr Ram Kumar.
I’ve regularly attended Emily’s weekly classes and yoga retreats for over 4 years. Before I met Emily I subscribed to the dynamic, vinyasa yoga methods; however once I started Emily’s classes, my entire outlook on yoga changed. Emily showed me the benefits of a mindful yoga practice. I always leave Emily’s classes feeling more balanced and recharged.
“I’ve been taking group classes, private classes, workshops and retreats with Emily. The reason I choose her over the endless list of Yoga teachers is because she is very special. I find her genuine, true, wise. With her guidance I have deepened my yoga practice and understanding of it especially with regards to through to my individual being.
The after effect of her classes remain with me- and I’m not just talking about the muscular aches I sometimes get due to the deeper and more complex Asanas I always ask her for! She offers a deeper level in her sessions whether they are related to Ayurveda or Philosophical aspects of the practice.”
Sue, West London