We asked each of our teachers a few questions to get to know them better!
Meet Emily Walkup!
When did yoga first become a part of your life?
I first began yoga as a way to connect with my mother who passed away when I was 5 years old. I found her yoga books and videos when I was 12 and the rest is history! My practice is a way to connect with her as well as a devotion to her memory.
When did you begin teaching? What made you decide to progress from student to teacher?
I realized I wanted to deepen after my journey to recovery. Yoga allowed me to connect and be present with mind, body and spirit at one time. After years of struggling to feel differently and to be present in my body my yoga practice helped me learn how to be present with the fluctuations of body, mind, emotions…life. The positive direction my life with yoga was too striking to not share with others. We can recover and become better; sometimes starting with only a deep breath.
What is your personal practice and practice that you teach?
My practice fluctuates just as life does; sometimes more quickly, sometimes slower. I tend to practice slow flow, hatha, yin and restorative. The faster-paced vinyasa tends to foster disconnection for me personally so I don’t practice that style often unless I have a ton of energy to move. All of my practices and classes incorporate mindfulness, presence, breath awareness and embodiment.
When to practice with you at the owl? (days/times)
Sunday 10am: Sweet Surrender (Yin)
Tuesday 9am: Gentle Yoga
Thursday 6pm: Yin/Restore
Contact Grey Owl or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule private/semiprivate session.
Join Emily in this 4 week yoga series specifically designed to promote a strong, healthy & relaxed back. We will focus on strengthening the key muscles of the core that help to support the back. When we properly engage the core, we take unnecessary load off of the back.
Every Monday at 7:15 PM (April 30th - May 21st)
Register in advance: https://goo.gl/MGn6g6
Join Emily in our special yoga nidra summer series. The last Sunday of every month, join us in a practice of "yogic sleep"- a deeply meditative and healing practice that is accessible to all levels. We will begin with gentle movement and breath awareness and move into a 45-minutes Yoga Nidra practice. Find relief from the overactive conscious mind in this practice that includes body scanning and visualization for deep relaxation.
May 27th at 2:45 PM
June 24th at 2:45 PM
July 29th at 2:45 PM
Register in advance: https://goo.gl/6S6QhP