Emily is a certified yoga and Pilates instructor and a mental health counsellor. She trained as a yoga instructor in 1994 at the Integral Yoga Institute in Yogaville, Virginia and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work. She then embarked on a 9-year career as a clinical social worker in New York City, where she taught and practiced yoga in addition to working as a clinical social worker. She completed a two-year course on infant mental health and extended her practice to helping families with young children with a specialisation in families of children with autism. Since moving to London in 2009 and raising two young children she has focused on teaching and exploring the overlap that physical and behavioural practices share with emotional health and wellbeing. In 2011 she completed Triyoga’s Pregnancy Teacher Training, and in 2013 she completed Hypnobirthing Training with Katharine Graves. She is also a certified Stott Pilates teacher.