Emily

Studio Manager / Teacher / Student

I was introduced to yoga in my early teens through my best friend’s mom, but it wasn’t until the same friend brought me to Bikram yoga ten years later that I truly began my practice. Although I thought I wouldn’t make it through my first class and that some of the poses must actually be impossible, I easily craved the stability I found on my mat – even when I was falling out of every balancing pose. Once I felt more sure of my practice I was inspired to explore more and added vinyasa and yin. I began to experiment with inversions and backbends. I found my way into Chakra flow workshops and Sound Baths, and felt healing taking place that I didn’t even realize I needed. I love learning all things yoga, and find myself on a constant mission to explore yoga and continue to practice living my life in alignment with its teachings.
When I moved to the neighborhood I began looking for a home studio and my search, aided by a gift from a coworker, lead me to Modo. From the first time I walked into the studio, Modo has spoken to me with its acceptance, inclusiveness, and efforts to reach out and make the world a better place. About eight months after joining the studio and committing to a regular practice I found myself deeply unhappy with the way in which I was spending my energy in my day to day life, and I was called to find a more positive and productive direction so I joined the Energy Exchange tEEm. I’ve enjoyed expressing my gratitude for the gift of yoga that Modo and these amazing teachers have given me since that first visit, connect with the other incredible humans (and Marley) in the studio, and help continue the growth of this community as I’m growing within it myself. In March 2019 I completed a 200 hour Vinyasa and Yin Teacher Training with Yogagati in Koh Phangan, Thailand, and I’m so honored and blessed to take over the studio manager role and also guide yin practices for this beautiful community.
“Community is much more than belonging to something; it’s about doing something together that makes belonging matter.” – Brian Solis.