Emily opened her private practice in 2010 and has since had the pleasure of working with a variety of clients from newborns to elders. She became certified in Swedish Deep Tissue massage at the Cortiva Institute of Boston in 2009 under the direction of the late Dianne Polseno. A student of Zen Buddhist meditation, Emily was interested in Eastern medicine and spent several years working in clinical settings alongside acupuncturists. To round out her massage education, she headed to Lotus Palm School in Montreal, Canada and learned Thai Yoga Massage with Kam Thye Chow in 2011. It was here that she was first introduced to Ayurveda and committed to a personal yoga practice. Areas of further training include pregnancy and post-natal massage (certified in 2012), Integrative Bodywork with Tom Karis, OMT (2013), Neuromuscular Therapy with Bill Polke, and infant massage for new parents (certified in 2017).
Emily completed her RYT 200 hour training with Mimi Loureiro of O2 Yoga in 2012 and has been teaching yoga ever since. She is currently earning her 500 hr yoga certification with Down Under in Brookline, MA. In April 2014, Emily received a scholarship from the American Parkinsons Association to attend Renee LeVerrier’s training at TriYoga Boston to be certified to teach yoga to people living with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders. Emily was honored to be featured in Linda Sparrowe’s book Yoga Mama: The Practitioner’s Guide to Prenatal Yoga in 2015 where she was featured practicing during her second trimester. Personally drawn to Astanga yoga, Emily was delighted to study with Sarashwathi Jois of Mysore, India during her North American tour in 2018.
Emily’s teaching style is greatly informed by her background in classical ballet. Awarded a full scholarship throughout high school to study at Boston Ballet Center for Dance Education, Emily trained with Laura Young and world-renowned Vaganova teacher Tatiana Legat and performed with the corps de ballet in company productions at the Wang Center. This intense training during her formative years equipped Emily with a respect for lineage and a reverence for her teachers which has played an integral role in the development of her meditation and yoga practice.
With creative sequences and precise cues, Emily brings her love of movement and anatomical knowledge to her yoga classes. It is the joyful interplay between mind and body that she hopes her students capture while on their mat.
Prior to finding a home in the wellness, Emily earned her BA in Sociology from Boston University and was an English teacher living abroad in France, Morocco, Portugal and Spain. Originally from Cape Cod, Emily is now based in East Somerville, MA where she lives with her daughter, Vivian. Together they enjoy most things but especially cooking, telling jokes, and frequent visits to the beach.