My name is Emma. I have practiced yoga for over 15 years, and qualified as a yoga teacher in 2019, and a pre-and post natal yoga teacher in 2020.
I am passionate about teaching and will always do my best to help students learn and progress, while continuing to learn myself. My classes focus on learning how to listen to your body, to move in a way, and find shapes (postures) that work for you; both for your body and also, what you need in that particular moment. We will practice working with self-compassion, improving mind body connection and gently improving strength and flexibility. Classes will incorporate yoga philosophy and use breath (pranayama), posture (asana), concentration (dharana) and meditation (dhyana).
Outside of Raspberry Yoga, I am a part-time epidemiologist and public health researcher at Newcastle University where I teach masters students, and work on different research projects. I have a PhD in maternal and child health epidemiology, an MSc in public health and health services research methods, and a BSc in Food and Human Nutrition. I also live with a chronic illness. Yoga has kept me going through my academic career, and helped me balance work, life and, most importantly for me, rest! It’s also taught me to be kind and non-judgemental for which I am very grateful.
The type of yoga I teach is Hatha based but takes inspiration from other schools of yoga I have practiced along the way.
If you have any questions please get in touch using the information on the Contact page.
I hope to see you on the mat!