Hi, I'm Emma and I am a qualified & experienced yoga teacher, Reiki Master-Teacher, certified personal trainer and life coach. I am also a mum to two incredible teenagers - my daughter off at University and my son at secondary school.
I began my working life as a freelance translator and proof-reader and then life took me on a different path in my 30s when I felt the calling to teach yoga and help others.
I discovered yoga in my mid-teens but started practising more consistently in my twenties. After attending an inspirational yoga retreat in 2012 when my children were young, I realised that yoga was a way to find peace inside despite the chaos of everyday life. I went on to complete a foundation course in yoga studies after which I undertook my initial 200-hour yoga teacher training.
The highlight of my yoga journey thus far has definitely been my stay at a Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, South India a few years back. With every day devoted to meditation, chanting, yoga practice and study, it was a truly immersive and authentic experience.
Since qualifying to teach yoga in 2013, my journey has continued to take me in a number of varied wellness directions. I continued to delve deeper into my yoga studies with various further trainings, including qualifying to teach pregnancy and post-natal yoga as well as yoga to children and parent and baby yoga and I also qualified as an Usui Reiki Master-Teacher in 2016 which was the start of my exploration of healing. I also completed training in Angelic Reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique and am qualified to offer Indian Head Massage. In addition, I have been exploring the power of sound as a mechanism for healing and deep relaxation and have trained as a Gong and Sound Practitioner as well as having undertaken training in Reiki Drum Technique and an exploration of singing bowls.
I have continued to explore a number of wellbeing modalities and have successfully obtained qualifications in Life Coaching and Mindset Coaching as well as qualifying as a Certified Level 3 Personal Trainer, which followed on from a Fitness Instructor qualification obtained several years ago.
Exploring various ways of achieving physical and mental health and wellbeing has felt like a natural progression for me in terms of my own personal journey but also as part of my desire to help people to feel better about themselves, to feel happier in life as well as with their bodies and to feel more in balance mind, body and spirit. I am now continuing my studies in both these areas with a CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills as well as delving deeper into anatomy and pain management with a Corrective Exercise Specialist course.
My hope is that from somewhere within my varied toolkit of fitness and wellness modalities, there is a way that I can help anyone who feels drawn to connect with me. Please click here for more details about my qualifications and for information about any of the above offerings, please see my Services page.