OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEmma began practicing yoga over a decade ago. Her practice deepened when she began to live and work at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshires, where she also received her teaching certification. During her training, her primary instructors were Steven Hartman and Carolyn Lundeen, and while living at Kripalu she was given the opportunity to study with all of the brilliant teachers that lead workshops and seminars there. In the past, she has taught chair yoga, yoga for kids, yoga for health care professionals, andVinyasa flow. Classes with Emma are geared toward all levels so that beginners will feel comfortable and more experienced practicioners can still feel challenged. She moved to Ithaca in 2010 from Madison, Wisconsin and spends her time outside of the studio reacquainting herself to mountains, hiking, and up-hill bike rides.

Emma’s favorite piece of wisdom:

Even after all this time,
the sun never says to the earth,
“You owe me.”
Look what happens with a love like that.
It lights the whole sky.
- Hafiz