Name: Emily Luke
Emily‘s yoga journey began while she was at university studying social work. After her first yoga class, Em felt uplifted and inspired. A keen runner and fitness enthusiast, Em had never experienced an activity that was so physically challenging and strengthening but simultaneously so nurturing. She loves that yoga encourages us to respect our limitations rather than resent them.
Em maintained her practice during her social work years. Her commitment to the practice grew and changed. It was no longer rooted in the the physical benefits of the practice, but the philosophical teachings, guided by the spiritual and mental evolution that was taking place. Em found a place on the mat where she could still her busy, messy mind and found that off the mat she was able to better control her reactions, witness her inner dialogues and cool her temper!
Em completed her teacher training in 2014, wanting to reach out and share the joy and healing of yoga with others.
Em believes that yoga is not about the shapes we make on the mat, the yoga happens when we invite it into our lives and commit to living by its values and lessons. Yoga has helped Em to discover her authentic self and begin to let go of self judgment, expectation and comparison. It teaches her to live from a place of love and is truely the pathway to healing and self acceptance. She wholeheartedly believes in the transformational power of yoga.
Emily trained at Byron Yoga Centre, she has since completed several teacher trainings with Power Living, as well as Yoga Therapeutics training with Amy Ippoliti, Pre and Post Natal Yoga, Yoga for Kids and more recently commenced studying SmartFLOW® with Annie Carpenter.
Getting to know the crew:
What sound do you love?
A room full of people, mostly strangers, connected by synchronised breath and movement.
I’m grateful for…
My family and my friends who support me and love me unconditionally.
What can we expect from your classes?
Students can expect challenge and creativity but also to feel supported and nurtured and be encouraged to be kind to themselves.