Emmie Danza (she/her)

A lifelong passion for dance and movement led Emmie into a yoga class after relocating to New York in 2011. She immediately developed a love for both the physical and mental benefits that a daily asana practice offered. With a desire to deepen her connection to her own practice, Emmie entered into her first teacher training at Yoga to the People in New York City in 2015. She earned her 200hr RYT and began her apprenticeship at Yoga to the People thereafter. Emmie went on to further study 26+2 (Traditional Hot), Yin, and Prenatal Yoga. In 2019, Emmie studied under Matthew Phippen in learning the fundamentals of functional range conditioning and its integration with yoga asana. She was deeply impacted by this approach to mobility and continues to weave the techniques she learned through her classes. Most recently, Emmie’s interest in the teachings and practices of Katonah Yoga has had direct influence on her teaching style. When practicing with Emmie, references to imagination and metaphor are not uncommon. With the use of techniques in movement, breath, and visualization, she hopes to leave students feeling expansive, grounded, and joyful. Each class is designed to create an exploratory movement experience that challenges students to marry effort with ease to cultivate a deep awareness of self. Students are encouraged to get curious in their practice in order to better understand themselves and their relationship to the world around them. Emmie is committed to furthering her knowledge and skill to better serve her students and is dedicated to maintaining an inclusive community. She believes in the power of mindful movement and loves nothing more than to share it.