WHen did you start yoga?

My very first introduction to yoga was at 12, where I was at a summer intensive for the Boston Ballet and we had a yoga class put on the schedule. I didn't think much of it then. At 16, I was studying with Complexions Contemporary Ballet in NYC and fell in love with Tara Stiles of Strala Yoga. I went her classes as frequently as I could and loved my summer practicing yoga at her studio. 

I started my disciplined practice of yoga at the University of Virginia. UVA had just received a 12 million dollar grant to open a Contemplatives Sciences Center and one of their initiatives included a Mysore Ashtanga yoga program. From my sophomore year onwards I practiced Ashtanga and had a series II practice under John Bultman.

When people ask me for how long I've been practicing for, I usually date it to when I first started Mysore, which was 6 years ago :) 


What style of yoga do you teach?

I am trained in Ashtanga Vinyasa, Rocket and Strala. My teaching style is a reflection of all 3- I love the fluidity and constant movement of Strala, with some of the skills and movements you might find in Rocket or Ashtanga.


can you teach me private lessons?

Yes, I would love to help you. Let's set up a phone call and see if we may be a good fit for each other. Please email me at chen.emilyk@gmail.com