I am a green fingered, wild hearted Yogi, a student of many things, especially to my daughter who teaches me so much! I am a nature lover and landscape architect, weaving both my passions together into one beautiful tapestry. I have been an avid yoga practitioner since 2006 and have been teaching yoga regularly in London since 2015. I moved back to the Midlands in 2019 and am in the process of setting up a wee green studio out of my house in Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield.
As of December 2021 I am back in action as a Landscape Architect four days a week and so I am cutting back on my teaching schedule and dedicating more time to my family and my own practice as we navigate this new emerging post pandemic world. I hope to stay connected to local friends and aspiring yogis with a weekly term time in-person class and also to my online friends with a one off monthly offering. As we move into the warmer days I hope to hold some workshops and day retreats as time allows.
With deep respect for the South Asian roots of yoga I set out here my immediate lineage and teachers to whom I am ever grateful and to their teachers who have all carried these teachings forward with integrity.
I am an Anusara Inspired™ and Rasa yoga trained teacher. I completed my 200hr Anusara trainings in 2013 with Bridget Woods Kramer in London and Katie Lane in New Zealand and I completed my 200hr Rasa training in 2019 with Tanja Mickwitz.
Anusara Inspired™ Yoga is a Hatha Yoga that focuses on how we align ourselves physically and emotionally with the concept of Grace.
In each Anusara™ practice, we explore the powerful Universal Principals of Alignment™ through a carefully designed class that is centred around a heart oriented theme. Rasa yoga is an empowering practice that helps us stay connected to ourselves and the world through all the different flavours of life.
My classes are often different and include meditation and breath work. Classes have clear alignment instructions and are paced slowly to encourage a more mindful approach to movement.
I believe yoga is a process of exploration, cultivation and unfolding. Just as we cultivate our gardens to grow, blossom and dissolve through the seasons we nurture our own bodies through their cycles. When we observe closely and work WITH nature, with nourishment, care and space to unfold, each plant and person reveals their own natural beauty.
Hope to see you on the mat sometime in 2022!
With love and grace,
Movement and Meditation Schedule
New Class Block Starting 11th January
Steady and Strong Yoga
If you want to sign up for the next block of sessions please email me.
No drop in's available at the moment sorry!
In person classes are in my Boldmere Garden Studio (B73 5UT). The classes are small group sessions limited to 5 people.
In the summer we sometimes meet in Sutton park.
YOGA DAY RETREATS £70
Berkswell, West Mids
Now finished for the season
2 x 90min Garden Yoga Classes
Access to the gardens to wander and picnic
Make your own herbal lip balm
Enjoy delicious Afternoon Tea
Seasonal goodies with honey from the bees and seeds from the garden, pick your own tea and take home 3 flower bulbs to plant
One to one sessions are currently on hold from the 26th November. Thanks for your patience!
Monthly focus Yoga classes
“Emma’s classes are always so considered and well put together, and the series is a great way to explore a pose in more depth. She always makes sure there are options for everyone, no matter what their experience level, and goes out of her way to make everyone feel welcome. Emma is fantastic at helping you overcome whatever barriers you’re facing in a pose, working really collaboratively with you in order to help you understand your body in a deeper way.”
"We really enjoyed every bit of it. Loved your yoga session, one of the best I’ve ever done, and I’ve done a few, and I don’t think I’ve ever been so relaxed as in Jo’s afternoon session. The rain didn’t spoil it at all for us, in fact there was something really special about doing yoga almost outside with the rain pouring down.
We hope to be able to do it again."
Lorna, West Mids