When Emily is on her mat, she feels stronger on all levels. She was first drawn to yoga for the physical and practical benefits it provides, and it quickly turned into something transformational. Emily has experienced yoga's healing power. Her practice keeps her feeling flexible, balanced and empowered. Since taking her first yoga class over ten years ago, she has dedicated over 400 training hours to a deeper understanding and transmission of yoga, with Nadi Yogis Ben Heath and Hilly Flora in Austin, Texas. Emily earned her degree in Nutrition, Wellness and Hospitality from Illinois State University. She has been teaching yoga for the last five years. Emily recently returned to Austin after a year of traveling. One of her favorite sayings is "Pura Vida". This simple phrase embodies the most beautiful philosophy she has ever known: Everything is good, life is beautiful, go with the flow, surrender to what is, let things go, enjoy your life. Emily teaches playful, soulful, inspiring and challenging yoga classes. She loves the challenge of a vigorous whole body workout that also works the mind, spirit and heart. Whether you're taking your first yoga class or you've been practicing for years, Emily would love to meet you on your mat. She believes yoga brings us back to our natural state.