Emma Taylor

Emma is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher with 18 years teaching experience. She founded and ran the Essence of Yoga Studio in Sydney, Australia for 10 years before returning to the UK with her family. This was a very special time in her life where she witnessed firsthand how yoga can enhance people’s lives and foster meaningful connections and community.

It was a debilitating back injury in 2003 that eventually led her to Iyengar yoga. She began to study intensively with her teachers, Glenn and Margaret Ceresoli, and this encounter was transformational for her injury, yoga practice, personal and spiritual life. From this moment on she was inspired to share this work with others.

Emma remained committed to ongoing studies, attending weekly training with Senior 3 Iyengar teacher, Judi Sweeting in the UK and annual workshops and retreats with Glenn Ceresoli. She is also a qualified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist and has studied a course in Ayurvedic Lifestyle to complement and enrich her yoga practice and teaching.

Emmas classes are welcoming, accessible and inclusive, helping students to improve strength and flexibility, restore energetic balance and enhance mental and emotional well being. She believes Yoga is a powerful self management tool to help us cultivate deeper connections and navigate this unique journey of life with greater stability, clarity and inner peace.

Classes

General Iyengar Yoga

This evening class is an invitation to come home to yourself. It can help to relieve some of the accumulated physical and mental stresses of the day, so that you leave feeling more refreshed, focused and relaxed.
During the class, we will become more present and more aware of the conditioned habits and patterns that can cause imbalance and restrictions. We will focus on postural alignment, not only for the alignment of one body part with another, but also as a means of restoring balance and harmony to the breath, mind, emotions and senses.
We will often incorporate yoga props, which can be used to build strength and flexibility in a controlled way, and ensure everyone can experience the energy and essence of the pose.
The sequencing of asanas will help you establish a safe, effective and strong foundation in your yoga practice. The lessons will include basic poses as well as more challenging poses to further the learning of each individual. 
Whether a beginner, limited in movement or more experienced in practice, this class will ensure you can work at your level.
Please contact Emma for pricing, dates and booking.
Monday 6pm - 7.30pm Studio 1
Thursday 7.30pm - 9pm Studio 1

Iyengar Restorative – monthly

This 90 min candlelit session will give you space to deeply relax and slowly unwind. Take time to nurture your body, soothe the nervous system and quieten your mind.  A practice of self-care can help us to navigate life with more energy, steadiness and clarity.

A key feature of this practice is the use of ‘yoga props’ such as bolsters, blankets, straps to fully support the student. The session features less poses than a general class and encourages longer, quieter holds.

Beneficial for anyone feeling tired, stressed or recovering from illness and injury. Can be used before bedtime to assist with sleep.
Suitable for all levels.

Please contact Emma for pricing, dates and booking.
Sunday 5pm - 6.30pm Studio 1

Contact

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