Emily Galvin (RYT 500) has been developing her yoga practice since 2002. She was first drawn to yoga after numerous sports injuries and a need to take control of a body that was working against her at such a young age. From the moment she stepped onto her mat her passion for the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of yoga lead her to study with some of the leading teachers in Southern and Northern California. Her practice then led her away from the corporate world and into a place where she wanted to share this beautiful gift of yoga. She received her 200 hour certification in Interdisciplinary Hatha Yoga with Don and Amba Stapleton at Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. She then packed her bags and her yoga mat and took her exploring and teaching through South America were she taught at an Eco Farm in Argentina, the Jangala retreat in Peru, and in the mountains of Chile. A call from home took her teachings back to the Bay Area where she was excited to take her discoveries and share them with her students. The insight of numerous teachers allowed her to practice in styles from Ashtanga, Iyengar, Bikram, Yin, and mixed styles of Hatha (Power and Gentle Flow). She is also trained with Its Yoga Kids and teaches to our young yogies in the bay area. Her love of the therapeutic gifts yoga offers then guided her to receive her 500 hours at Ananda Seva as a Yoga Therapist.
Her relationship with yoga continues to grow, change, inspire, center, balance, and bring love and light. Her intention as a teacher is to help others to learn/heal from the inside out. She is working to start a non profit that brings yoga as physical and mental therapy into the hospitals. Movement and laughter are essential to life and thus the basic structure of her style of teaching. She is known for her easy flow and transition between poses and ability to help students listen to their bodies and explore in their practice. This style allows Emily to guide in her Beginners classes and her more advanced flow classes since it is the student that learns to become the real teacher. Her yoga classes encourage students to tap into their own creativity and to stay present and rejoice in the NOW.