About me

Hello, my name is Emma. I have been practicing yoga for more than twenty years. Yoga has continually featured as any across the various periods in my life and I am passionate about how it can support, sustain and strengthen us across the many stages of our journey, from beginning to end.

In 2018, looking to work with people on a more immediate, personal and authentic leveI, I completed a 300hr Yoga Alliance and BWY Accredited Teacher training. Following this, I wished to deepen my studies further with a single teacher, according to the manner in which yoga was originally transmitted, since it was primarily an oral tradition, passed from teacher to student across multiple generations. I therefore chose to continue with my teacher Paul Harvey who, for over a period of 25 years studied in India with the influential TKV Desikachar.

Desikachar taught yoga to many Western teachers who went on to become world-renown. His approach was deeply rooted in the teachings of his father Sri Krishnamacharya, considered to be the founder of modern yoga. Together, they created a legacy which changed the way that yoga is perceived, practiced and taught outside of India. Their teaching is rooted in a firm belief that yoga be transmitted from a single teacher to a single student and that it ought to fit the whole person within their life, as it unfolds.

As an honouring to this approach, I am here as your guide, a facilitator and a collaborator, so that, via Yoga, you can find the required autonomy, resilience and self-reliance to support yourself through life’s journey.

The target of Yoga is ‘Svatantra’ which means: to discover our own technique. ‘Sva’ means itself and ‘Tantra’ means technique. The techniques are in oneself and we must discover them; if not we will depend on others. I am sick and I go to the doctor; but finally I must become my own therapist. This is ‘Svatantra’.
– TKV Desikachar

If any or all of this resonates with you, or if you simply have questions and wish to discuss further, then email me at emmabaudey@icloud.com.