Emily, our Teacher of the Month came on staff at ACY after completing our yoga teacher training. She has gracefully stepped into her role as teacher and Programming Coordinator with confidence. She is passionate about social justice and enlightening others about her mission. Emily has so much to offer and teach our community. We love her and are beyond grateful for all of the ways that she serves and that she has chosen to make this her yoga home. We love you Emily!! Read what her friends have to say……
“Emily or “CiCi the pirates daughter” is one of my very favorite teachers on the mat and in life. She is articulate and elegant in her words, creative in her sequencing and luxuriates in time. I have learned so much from her. I may be older than her in years, but she is so wise that I often say, “I want to be like Emily when I grow up”. Thank you for all of the ways that you inspire me!”
“Emily’s warm presence and kind smile make all who encounter her immediately feel welcomed and fully received! Emily embodies a perfect balance of soft tenderness and fierce inner strength. This woman is on a mission and nothing can stop her! Her passion for social justice and equity for all sit at the heart of her purpose at this point in her life, and all of us at Asheville Community Yoga are grateful for the knowledge and insight she brings to our community as we continue to expand into our mission of making Yoga accessible for all! She has brought innovative ideas to the table to better achieve this mission and has been a strong advocate behind bringing diversity education to Asheville Community Yoga’s teachers and staff. It’s inspiring to watch Emily do this hefty (often sticky and uncomfortable) work in the world with her natural ease and compassion as well as FIRE and POWER. It’s inspiring to see the way Emily turns to her yoga practice to keep herself grounded and calm as well as strong and fueled up for her cause! Her work here is truly invaluable and we are forever grateful for the gifts she brings!”
“Emily’s sincere smile is a calming force to me and I love having her enthusiastic personality around me at work. I could be going through the rockiest of times and after one conversation with Emily, I feel heard, loved and protected. Emily is a true goddess born way before her time. Her energy brings out the playful nature in us all reminding us to stay young at heart. I know I am better human being because I know her. Congratulations E dawg! You are loved and cherished beyond belief.”
“Emily has a spirit that shines from her effortlessly. She cares for all people and it shows in her words and her actions.”
Be sure to catch Emily’s regularly scheduled classes: Vinyasa Flow (L 1 & 2) Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:45 pm & Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:45 am; Gentle Flow on Thursdays from 12:15 to 1:15 and Sundays from 2:15 to 3:30 pm.