I love that I can practice with the Shakti community even when I'm out of town! I really enjoyed Evi's powerful and grounded live-online flow this morning. The Baptiste-style sequencing offers a powerful moving meditation that challenges the body, opens the heart, and quiets the mind. I broke a sweat even in an airconditioned room and enjoyed a deep meditation after the class ended. Thank you Evi and the Shakti community!
Emily’s yoga practice started many years ago in her living room with a Rodney Yee video. Immediately, she loved the way her body felt after doing yoga, but it was only after she started practicing at SHAKTI in 2012 that her passion really began to blossom. For her, Baptiste yoga at SHAKTI was the perfect balance of the physical practice (cardio, strengthening and stretching) and the spiritual practice. The more yoga she did, the more she wanted to learn, which lead her to teacher training.
In 2013, Emily completed SHAKTI’s 200 Hr Teacher Training program and then continued on with SHAKTI’s Teacher Mentorship Program under Lisa Black, Zak Endicott and Nicole Tsong. She has learned from many teachers over the years, including Jason Crandell and Dharma Mittra. She considers herself a student of yoga, first and foremost, and loves to gain insight from visiting teachers. In 2017 Emily completed Baptiste Level 1 with Baron Baptiste, and in 2018 she completed Level 2 with Paige Elenson.
In Emily’s class, you will have the opportunity to turn off the external stimuli so that you can really listen to your body’s needs and observe your thought patterns. You can expect to find a balance of rigorous poses, as well as an opportunity to slow down and breathe. And since she is enthusiastic about arm balances and inversions, you will probably get the opportunity to play a bit too.
She is inspired by her teachers and her students, who show dedication and perseverance every time they show up on their mat, completely open to possibilities.