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 change the focus of my work so as to collaborate with and support people in a more immediate and personal context, I completed a 300hr Yoga Alliance and BWY Accredited Teacher training.

Following this I sought to deepen my studies further with a single teacher according to the manner in which yoga was originally transmitted, that is, as an oral tradition, passed from teacher to student across multiple generations.

I therefore chose to continue my learning with my teacher Paul Harvey, who, 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 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 grounded in the firm belief that yoga be transmitted from a single teacher to a single student and that it ought to fit and be adapted to, the whole person within their life, as it unfolds.

In the spirit of this approach, I hope to be your guide, facilitator and 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

For details of Personalised Yoga Practice in the Cotswolds, Stroud, Nailsworth or surrounding areas, or online if further afield or overseas, please contact me.

If you have any questions or would like to chat around your immediate needs, I offer a free no-obligation live or online meeting.

Email: yogabodybreath@icloud.com


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