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Have you become more aware of your body's reactions to life events but feel unsure how to navigate these strong sensations? 

Are you interested in cultivating healthier relationships, both with yourself and others?

Do you feel at peace when you practice yoga but later notice yourself caught in inner conflict?

Do you want to develop a home practice?

Are you curious to understand more about what yoga is and how you can harness the tools of yoga to create positive change in yourself and in the world? 

Are you looking to heal your pelvic floor?

To be a spiritual person does not mean that you feel happy and calm all the time.  It means that you develop the capacity and strength within yourself to be with whatever is arising and to open to the present moment with tenderness.  It means that you recognize that you are part of a larger network of interconnectedness.


Are you ready to experience a sense of wholeness and integration off the mat?  

Navigate inner blocks, develop trust in yourself, and connect with your body.  Develop the confidence necessary to be and do YOU.


Love yourself even when you mess up. 


I am yoga teacher, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, social justice advocate, business owner, mother, wife, friend, neighbor, and community member.  I own Laughing River Yoga in Burlington, VT where I have directed the yoga and yoga teacher training programs since 2010, and the treasurer of the Burlington Yoga Equity Project.


I advocate for healing and presence through teaching yoga classes, creating individualized yoga sessions, somatic work, embodied presence, conscious communication, and deep listening. 

I am certified as a E-RYT 500, YACEP yoga teacher, a pelvic floor yoga teacher, and Somatic Experience practitioner. I teach Yin, Vinyasa, Restorative and Kripalu yoga and practice meditation in the Shambala tradition from the Kagyu lineage. For over 20 years, I have guided both groups and individuals on the path to self knowledge. 


Body wisdom and quest for knowledge are, and always have been, the two main drives in my life.  


Through running my own business, raising two children, and teaching and training thousands of yoga students throughout my career, I have experienced what is truly necessary to integrate the spacious, blissed out post yoga feeling with the messy truth of real life.  


I have put my energy and life behind the challenging but rewarding practice of integrating yogic theory into day-to-day lived experience.  I am excited to share the tools I have developed over twenty years of teaching and to guide YOU to develop the inner resources that will transform you into becoming the leader you want to be in your life.


who I work with

Beginners who are curious about yoga but not sure where to begin.  

Those who are interested in healing from trauma through body centered practices.

Experienced practitioners interested in deepening their understanding of yoga, and applying it to everyday situations. 

People with pelvic pain.

Anyone curious to know themselves more deeply.

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"Emily has an incredible sense of what you need, and is present with you as you uncover it for yourself. I've cried in her presence on more than one occasion, but never felt ashamed for embodying painful emotions. I felt seen and accepted for who I am. She held me accountable for myself, my students, and everyone I interact with on a daily basis. Much of our work together contributed to finding my place in the world, accepting my struggles, and embracing the discomfort that accompanies doing this work. This experience was deeply meaningful, personal, and transformative. I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Emily!" - Grace C.

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