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Call her Emily, Em, EJ, Emily Jeanne - your choice. 

Emily came to yoga in 2004 for healing from self-inflicted negativity, warped body image, and depression. She stays for the physical benefits, emotional regulation, and personal growth. She believes that yoga has the potential to inform and transform our relationships with ourselves, our friends, our families, our business colleagues, and society.

Emily is also an aerospace engineer and program manager for energy efficiency technology. She is methodical, data-driven, and detail-oriented, while being compelled by kindness and the interconnectedness of all things. She is serious and light-hearted. Her yoga teaching reflects this harmonious blending of dualities.

Emily completed Yoga Tree's 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2017, as well as Jane Austin's Mama Tree Level 1 and 2 pre/postnatal training. She is also certified as a Rainbow Kids yoga teacher.

You can practice with Emily online or in public classes. She'd be honored to serve your unique needs in a private session. She's teaches in Alameda and San Francisco.

Emily's teaching pairs intentional, exploratory movement with nourishing, supported stillness. She embraces the use of props as tools (not as crutches). She believes the yoga practice should be choice-driven, sustainable, and transferable. She brings the practice to daily life and nature. She works with students of all ages and stages of life. Her goal is for your yoga practice to bolster a lifetime of well-being. 


She has explored a mix of yoga styles over the years, including vinyasa, nidra, restorative, Ashtanga, and Iyengar. Her teachings of the liberating use of props draws heavily from her Iyengar teacher, Tony Eason.


Emily met teacher trainer and mentor Estee Fletter during Yoga Tree SF’s 200-hour teacher training. Since then, Emily has deepened her knowledge of restorative yoga, essential oils, and inquiry-based assisting with Estee. 

Emily hopes that in your yoga practice... feel empowered to embrace the best alignment for your own body (especially so that you can safely and confidently reap the benefits of vinyasa styles). find a safe haven to be yourself - no judgement, no strings. cultivate compassion for yourself and for others through your practice. discover something new each practice (as simple and profound as the discovery that you’re breathing). internalize the lessons from your yoga practice to draw upon during stressful situations. explore your fears and bring love into the dialogue.

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