"I love Emily and attending her yoga classes a few times a week. Her exceptionally strong, calm, warm and bright presence feels great from the moment you meet her. What I value the most is her insight on how to befriend our mind and life, her unhurried pace, selection of music, skillful sequencing and clear flow of direction. I'm definitely enjoying my increased flexibility, strength, spaciousness and peace and am looking forward to growing it with you."
I've been teaching yoga since 2014 after completing a 500-hour teacher training in Montreal, Canada. I believe that yoga is for everyone, and sometimes the hardest part is simply to begin. Join me for a personalized yoga experience with a greater level of guidance, focused on opening and stretching all parts of the body while also developing breathing efficiency.
When I was 8 years old I joined the Bainbridge Island Swim Club. In high school, I became the first person in the state of Washington to ever win the 50 and 100 freestyle for 4 consecutive years.
As a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley I was voted team MVP and earned a bronze medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the World Championships in Montreal, CA.
In 2007, I won a gold medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay and silver medal in the 4x100m medley relay at the World University Games.
During the 2007-08 college dual season, I recorded over 10 individual first-place finishes (in dual meets). Placing first in the 100y and 200y freestyle at the Pac10 Championships, and setting a school record in the 50y freestyle (21.99, since broken) while competing at the NCAA Championships.
In 2008, I claimed my relay spot on the U.S. Olympic team by placing fifth in the 100m freestyle. Our relay team went on to win the Silver medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the Beijing Olympics.
"Lessons with Emily were so great for my 12 year old son! I can already see the time spent with her really improved all four of his strokes. Emily could immediately identify areas for improvement and explained the corrections in a way that was easy for him to understand. She even got into the water to demonstrate various techniques and provided videos to supplement her lessons. Emily's lessons offer an incredibly positive and encouraging environment for any swimmer who is eager to improve!"
Phyllis McNeice, Bainbridge Island Swim Club
"Loving-kindness and compassion are the basis for wise, powerful, sometimes gentle and sometimes fierce, actions that can really make a difference - in our lives and those of others."