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 and went on to study Thai Yoga Massage at the Lotus Palm School in Montreal, Canada in 2011. Areas of further training include pregnancy and post-natal massage (certified in 2012), Integrative Bodywork under the direction of Tom Karis, OMT (2013), and infant massage for new parents (certified in 2017).
To compliment this work, Emily completed her RYT 200 hour training with Mimi Loureiro of O2 Yoga (May 2012) and has been teaching and practicing yoga in the Greater Boston area ever since. 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. Having studied in the professional track of Boston Ballet School in her youth, Emily’s classes today are marked by creative sequencing, hands-on adjustments, and an emphasis on flexible strength. In return, yoga offered Emily a means to heal from the physical wear and tear of her dance background and today helps her stave off injuries commonly associated with bodywork practitioners. Most importantly, Emily is forever grateful for her yoga practice in that it has renewed the mind-body connection she longed for when she stopped dancing and entered professional life. It is this joyful interplay between brain and body that she aims to ignite and nourish in the lives of her yoga students.
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 Somerville, MA where she lives with her daughter, Vivian. Together they enjoy most things but especially music, cooking and the beach.