Emily began teaching yoga in 2014. She’s been a student of the practice since 2008, when she took her first yoga class and experienced relief from back pain while discovering the power of connecting breath to movement. She was hooked! A group fitness instructor since 1996, she felt led to share yoga with others and completed her 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Sandy Raper Yoga. Emily encourages her students to take the experience they create on the mat with them, as they live their yoga. When she’s not teaching, Emily works as a communicator for the Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. She and her husband have three children.