‘I am very pleased overall with the entire experience. Thank you.’ – Teacher Training Graduate June 2018
It’s the best investment to to life on and off the mat I have made. Loved every minute of the whole experience! I’ll be forever grateful. – Teacher Training Graduate April 2018
17 April · Becky Barry says: Emily is one of the most talented & inspiring teachers I have ever had the privilege of being taught by. I have attended her classes and she taught a workshop on my TT 200hrs. She has a passionate & uplifting energy which is simply infectious and you can’t help but feel inspired by being in her presence. She is also immensely knowledgeable and never fails to get you into the “yoga zone” and let that connectivity coarse through your being! If there were a 10 � rating I’d give her 11! ��
10 April · Sebastien D’amico says: Emily and I met for the first time in Dharamsala 2 years ago. It was my first experience of teaching a yoga training. Thanks to Emily guidance, experience and kindness it was a truly enriching experience and a real success for all of us, teachers and students. Since then we met several times around the world and it has always been a great pleasure to learn from her. Enjoy!
7 April 2017 Adam McLean says: Emily instructed me at a teacher training in McLeod Ganj outside of Dharamsala, India and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough! Her schooling in the UK and experience studying and teaching yoga throughout India give her a balanced and nuanced understanding of both human kinetics and the spiritual tradition of yoga. Whether you’re looking to expand your understanding of mind, body or soul you won’t find a better teacher!
7 th April 2017 Ricardo Freisleben says: During the short time I had the pleasure to spend with Emily, she taught me so much about yoga and life itself. Thank you for being so kind, patient and to always listen!
3 March 2017Laura Sinigaglia says: Emily is a whole rounded yoga teacher, very knowledgable on body anatomy and how your body works with yoga as well as on yoga theory and its philosophical roots .
May 2017 Nina Wolther says: Emily is my favorite yoga teacher, her patience, her knowledge and her teaching style is worth much more than five stars.
I discovered Emily when we were both part of a core teaching team at a new & vibrant hot yoga studio in Cheltenham, UK. Emily’s yoga is a clever combination of feeling steady and calm whilst you are doing it and afterwards you realise you had a truly effective physical workout and super stretch! With super music playlists and a strong sports background to boot, I am happy to recommend Emily’s classes. She was also instrumental in recommending yoga to the cross fit community.
Emily is a highly skilled and deeply intuitive Yoga teacher. Emily has the ability to devise a yoga practice that is both deeply restorative and physically stimulating all at the same time! I must say I miss Emily’s classes terribly, if you have the chance to attend don’t miss out.
Emily has a superb balance in her teaching, she offers strength, peace and guidance in the most special way – would recommend her until the cows come home… Which they do in Gloucestershire
Louise Anstey says:
Emily is an amazing yoga teacher. She has a great calming style while also challenging the class physically. Her classes were very much appreciated in Kathmandu, along with her excellent playlists!
Hannah Bryant says:
Emily’s yoga teaching was inspiring. As a student at university I felt the mental and emotional demands – often not having any time to relax and take a step back.
An hour session with Emily allowed me to escape the busy day to day life with an opportunity to develop my posture, strength and flexibility as well as giving me a much needed release.
In Gloucester, we miss Emily, her yoga classes, her happy self and her fantastic teaching and I would highly recommend attending her class if you get a chance.
Emily’s hours of practicing on the mat give her an amazing knowledge and understanding. How great to spend time with this lady and have her share what she knows.
Beth Newbould says:
Emily is certainly missed in Gloucestershire!! Best yoga teacher ever! Emily always kept me motivated and engaged when I could have easily given up. Her intuitive nature, calming approach and abilty to inspire is just the ticket for encouraging you to improve!
My practice is definitely better for it.. Look forward to the day when we cross paths again!
Tim Stewart says:
Emily is a very giving teacher. As well as having a gift for creating beautiful dynamic flow that I can lose oneself in, she has also unlocked the “woo woo” side of yoga in a way that I find not only completely accessible, but touching and meaningful. Emily also brings an eclectic range of other things to the mat from her varied sports science and dance background, which have really enhanced my practice.
Gabriella McVeigh says:
This was my first time trying yoga, and Emily made this such a great experience for me. I finished the retreat feeling restored, refreshed and a lot more at peace than when I started. Thank you!
Dasha Yershova says:
Emily is wonderful teacher. We met at the 200 hours RYT in the Dharamshala. I saw the real professional yoga teacher. She has the talent to teach others people. After her lessons, you not only feel your body better, good energy, but also you get a lot of information about physiology and how to safely use your body in the practice yoga. Thank you for this great experience!!!!
Michał Głuszek says:
What others discover about their bodies through yoga or sports at a certain stage in their lives, she has already learned in her studies and training. What others usually start bringing to consciousness, if they are persistent and lucky, during the mid-life crisis, she has already started unraveling. What others need to learn about teaching, she has already mastered, as she had worked as a teacher long before she started her yogic journey.
There are many fine yogis around, but many of them are not much more than fine yogis. Unlike Emily, whose being a fine yogi is but a cherry on a cake of her vast professional, psychological and humanist background.
Mikey Sousa says:
Emily! I had the utmost pleasure of meeting (and being taught by) this beautiful woman during my stay at the April-June 2015 YTTC in Dharamsala with Chandra International Yoga. She brings so much to the table, it’s honestly quite hard to adequately describe her. I know this seems like an gross up-sell of someone, but I promise you that she is incredible!
Emily, I wish you the absolute best in everything. Thank you for what you’ve given me and, for that matter, for everyone else as well! Safe and happy travels!!!
Julia Gerasimova says:
Emily is a great yoga teacher! She uses the experience from her previous sport training, teaching in the univercity and personal practice. Emily is a very enthusiastic in teaching yoga and has a sense of humour what is nice approach while doing hard yoga training:) I really enjoyed our classes with Emily during TTC in India. Thank you, Emily, for teaching and sharing the knowledge with us!
Marisha Saifulina says:
Emily’s teaching style is very laid-back, soft-hearted and full of humour, but at the same time demanding, tough and with clear goals. I loved her individual approach to every student, welcoming to new ideas and knowledge. I hope our paths will cross again, Emily. HUGS
Jennifer Freeman says:
Emily, she is so beautiful inside and out. Her classes can be intense, yet refreshing you leave her classes feeling very invigorated and full of life, like you can take on the world! She is very sweet and truly cares about each and every one of her students, offering adjustments and variations if needed. Her passion and knowledge about yoga and sports background shows in her classes. You feel comfortable yet challenged, you are always in good hands with Emily.
I can’t wait to practice with you again. All the best with everything Em. Xoxo
Carl Fry says:
Emily is a fantastic teacher, quick to make you feel at ease with well timed witty comments.
A great descriptive class,
You’ll end up trying just that little bit more,
And enjoying that little bit more too
This woman….. Nothing short of a goddess. I have had the opportunity to spend a month studying in India with Emily at a 200hr ytt that she offered. Emily. Changed. My. Life. An extraordinary yoga practitioner and teacher. She is masterful in her delivery, artful in her sequencing, technical in her alignment and oh so inspiring in her powerful, guiding presence. Would I politely recommend studying with Emily? No. I would grab you by the shoulders, shake you (in a very nonviolent way) and say ” you’re insane if you do not take the opportunity to be exposed to what she offers!!!” Seriously. I want more, more, more. This woman is changing the world. I adore you Emily. Thank you.
Emily is amazing! I have taken an ashtanga workshop with her and ashtanga classes at Sol Full yoga studio in NY. Her assists are gentle and genius, with a verbal cue and a slight flick of the wrist she has you fully engaged in a pose you never thought you’d get into. She is very knowledgeable and an all around grounded and easy going person. If you have an opportunity to work with her, grab it while you can! You won’t regret it!
Pam McAssey says:
Sol Full yoga in Monroe, NY offered a ashtanga yoga challenge with Emily. I am so happy that I accepted the challenge and was able to experience Emily’s outstanding teaching style. With a gentle hand placed in just the right location she will have you in proper alignment and feeling good about it. In no time you will be breathing through your practice and taking it to a new level. To quote a friend from Sol Ful “If you have an opportunity to work with her, grab it while you can ! You won’t regret it!”
As a new yoga teacher myself, I find Emily’s classes to be invaluable for my continuing education. Her instruction will ensure you will exit class more knowledgeable about yoga anatomy, poetic pose cueing, and the perfect assist for ideal alignment. I feel amazingly blessed that we get to soak up her wisdom for the brief time she is here with us at Sol Full Yoga. Emily’s light shines bright and it is such an honor to know her and watch how her remarkable life unfolds.
Julie Royce says:
I have just enjoyed the most delightful six days yoga treat at the Villa Ratnakara, Dondra, Sri Lanka. Emily is a fantastic host and yoga teacher. I have learned so much from her despite being a regular practitioner for almost 40 years. Over the six days we experienced such diverse sessions of yoga – every one of them to an inspiring playlist, in a beautiful yoga shala watched over by the swaying trees of the jungle and the sound of the waves. The yoga was by turns demanding, energising and restorative and the villa is beautiful. A precious time to savour for many weeks to come when I return to the fray of day to day life. Thank you Emily.
I booked a yoga retreat to complete my adventures in Sri Lanka this January. I’m not a yogi and didn’t really know what to expect. I’m so glad I chose Ratnakara and Emily’s course from many alternatives! The place blows your mind away – the Villa really is a Heaven on Earth! – and Emily is amazingly inspirational teacher. I learned much about yoga from her and fellow participants. We had a small and intimate group, which allowed Emily truly to help and advice every single one of us individually. For a beginner classes felt demanding yet rewarding and it was great to challenge my body and mind in a new way. I’m not sure whether I have time to keep up yoga in my busy exercise schedule on regular basis but I will definitely try! Sri Lanka is worth a visit of its own but if you want to make your holiday perfect, I warmly advice looking up if Emily is around Ratnakara! I will come back for sure
I booked a weekend retreat at Ratnakara. It was a great experience. The instructors were great, the place was fantastic and extremely relaxing, the food was great, accommodation excellent and staff extremely helpful and flexible. It was a small group of people so the experience was very homely. Great weekend getaway for busy people. Definitely be going back.
I was a guest of Villa Ratnakara for 4 days in January 2016.
It has been just wonderful in every moment and place. The villa is very cozy, relaxing, tastefully furnished, rooms are huge with beautiful bathrooms . The cuisine offered by the team that manages the property is excellent and they let us eat on a beautiful terrace surrounded by jungle. The pool is beautiful, everything is beautiful but what is charming is the relaxing atmosphere, cheerful and the total sense of freedom you can feel during your stay. I went mainly to attend a yoga retreat with Emily and this has been the perfect gift, since I didn’t know what to expect. The yoga experience has been great, well beyond my expectation. She is strong, well prepared, interesting, inspiring, she is truly a person worth meeting! Practice was always challenging and tailored by her day by day on our group that was very various and motivated. Too bad I couldn’t stay longer…but I’m looking forward to come back for more days and with Emily!
Wow….It has taken me a while to find my happy place again since leaving Ratnakara and Emily’s yoga teachings.
The villa exceeded my expectations in every way. The photos looked beautiful on the website, but the reality is so much more stunning. The villa staff are beautiful people, always there to help and chat whenever you need. Food was just delightful with a wonderful selection, I have never eaten so well and truly miss this now trying to fit it into busy daily life back home.
And finally, Emily….truly inspiring, caring, amazing knowledge, and the ability to really improve your practice and help you to feel at peace and find your happy place. I certainly found mine and an so excited to return again. Thank you Emily & all the staff at Ratnakara. Until the next time
I just came back from a ten day Wellbeing retreat at Ratnakara Villa with Emily in Sri Lanka. The group had the opportunity to practice with Emily once a day and those were the times I looked forward to the most. Her passion for her practice is contagious and I loved how she encouraged each and every one of us to find OUR own yoga practice. I would HIGHLY recommend a class/retreat taught by Emily to anyone wanting to deepen their practice or simply curious as to what yoga is all about.