Name: Emily Luke
Role: Junior Facilitator
Emily Luke began yoga when she was at university studying social work. She decided to give it a go as an alternative to her usual routine pounding the pavement day after day which was leading to injury. After her first yoga class, she felt energised and inspired. She had never experienced an activity that was so challenging and strengthening but at the same time nurturing, and that encouraged her to respect her limitations rather than resent them.
Emily maintained her practice during her years working as a social worker with young people with complex needs. As well as the physical benefits that came from the yoga practice, Emily found a place on the mat where she could still her busy, messy mind. Emily has used yoga as a life line since then, it helps her stay resilient through stressful life situations, keeps her feeling clear headed and has kept her physically fit and calm supporting her through the journey of motherhood.
She completed her teacher training in 2014, wanting to reach out and share the joy of yoga with others. Emily believes that yoga is not just about the shapes we make on the mat, the real yoga happens when we invite it into our lives and commit to living by the values of yoga as much as possible. Yoga has helped Emily start to discover her authentic self, and begin to let go of self judgments, expectations and comparisons that plagued her for a long time. For Emily yoga is a path to healing and self acceptance. She wholeheartedly believes in the transformational power of yoga, and brings that passion and energy into her teaching.
Emily has trained at Byron Yoga Centre Level 1 TT 2014, Power Living Advanced Assist 2015 and looking forward to more training in the future.
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.