‘…and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.’ T.S. Eliot
My name is Emma and I am a Salisbury-based yoga teacher offering group, corporate, and private classes. I teach Hatha yoga classes for all levels, and take a functional movement approach to yoga, aiming to teach and explore better movement for all.
I have had over 12 years developing my own yoga practice, and my training is in vinyasa flow yoga (Yoga London 200 hours), and Restorative Yoga (33 hours with Anna Ashby and Chris Swain). My classes are also inspired by different movement schools and studies, in particular the work of Katy Bowman, Jules Mitchell, Jenni Rawlings, and Peter Blackaby.
My yoga classes provide a nurturing and creative environment in which each student is encouraged to discover and develop their own practice. A focus on better movement encourages students to explore the relationship and connection between the mind and the body, and to release the tensions we hold in each, leading to numerous physical and mental benefits, and a greater awareness and respect for the body.
The yoga philosophy of being truly present underpins my yoga teaching. This means the recognition that being present is something to cultivate in yoga practice, but also something that can result from yoga practice. As a result of this, yoga becomes a process of observation and discovery: Discovery of the body- its limits, quirks and capabilities to enable us to work with it, and not against it; and discovery of a stillness in the mind that comes from being truly present.