"Real yoga for real people."
Emma has 20 years of experience practicing and teaching yoga in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
At the age of 28 she took her very first yoga class back in the mid 1990's in a local Newtown Hall in Sydney with wonderful teachers Simon Borg Olivier and Bianca Machliss.
In 1999 Emma graduated with a Bachelor Of Design with first class honours. She worked as an interior designer in an architects office during her final year of university. This was an extremely demanding time, thankfully a yoga studio opened up right above the office she was working in Surry Hills. It was here, she discovered Iyengar yoga with esteemed teacher James Hasemer. She knew right away that teaching Iyengar yoga was what she wanted to do. She attended classes regularly for 3 years.
Emma moved to Melbourne after getting a design job and immediately signed up for a 3 year teacher training course in 2002 in St Kilda with senior Iyengar teacher Simon Marrocco. This changed her life, whilst working as a full time Interior designer, she graduated as a fully certified Iyengar teacher. Emma taught many classes at St Kilda Yoga school and Circus Oz in South Melbourne.
She attended the Geeta Iyengar workshop in Sydney and many other prominent teachers workshops from both Iyengar and Ashtanga and Kundalini lineages.
She has been living in Brisbane for 12 years and has been teaching yoga in Newmarket and Enoggera.
Emma has since left the Iyengar association, but still teaches alignment principles, sequencing, timings and use of props. She continues to teach from the heart, her own unique style. She understands the importance of listening to your own body, the best teacher you have.
Emma believes that yoga can transform the way you think, feel and live with more consciousness and vitality. She blends her Iyengar training with vinyasa (a flowing style of yoga) pranayama (breathing exercises), bandhas (energy locks), drishti (eye gaze points) mudras (hand movements) and mantras to heal the soul. Emma teaches real yoga for real people. Her classes are smaller so that you get a personalized practice to suit your body, mind and spirit.
She is a current member of Yoga Australia. Emma continues to learn and grow as a yoga teacher and student of life.
At Emma's Yoga Classes you can attend as many times as you like, when you like. No recurring memberships or lock in contracts. Buy a class pass and use it to suit your needs.
Classes are for all levels, from beginners, intermediate and advanced level students. Yoga postures will be modified to suit your practice. If you are new to yoga, sign up to our beginner series classes. If you prefer to learn in your own pace, private yoga classes are available Thursday morning. Emma's Yoga Classes are smaller in numbers , so you won't left out or feel forgotten about.
Classes are dynamic with focus on breath, alignment principles and sequencing. All classes are balanced out with pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation and 10 minutes of blissful savasana.
Bookings can be made online. Its easy, just go to the 'Book Online' button above and click on the links
Please arrive 10 mins early for your first class, so we can run through a few things. Classes are 60, 75 and 90 minutes in duration. Private yoga classes run for one hour every Thursday morning. Bookings essential.
Emma's Yoga Classes is located at Enoggera Memorial Hall, Enoggera, Brisbane.
What are you waiting for.. Please book your spot and bring your own mat if you have one.
Car park and street parking is easy, free and adjacent to the hall located in Trundle Street.
Frequently asked questions
What to wear?
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Bring a towel in warmer months. Dress warmer in winter months with layers so you can keep warm
What if I'm sick or have an injury?
Be sure to fill out the enrolement form and let the teacher know before class if you have any health concerns or injuries, so that you stay a happy yogi.
Should I eat before class?
It is suggested that food is not to be taken within 2-3 hours before class. Something light one hour before class is acceptable. A banana is great to take the hunger pangs away.
How do I find the hall?
Drive, walk or bike down to the end of Trundle Street and you'll see the Enoggera Memorial Hall. Walk up the left hand side walkway to the last door on the right.
Menstruation and Pregnant?
Have a quiet word to the teacher if you are menstruating or are pregnant. There are some poses that will need to be modified to keep you in perfect yogi health.
Can I try out a class?
Why yes you can! Just pay $25.00 for a casual visit and if you like it, then simply purchase a 20,10 or 5 class pass All passes are non refundable. Must present student/concession card to be eligible for concession rate. All passes are to be used within the timeframe, no extensions.
All props are provided - just bring your lovely self and mat if you have one. Don't stress, we have spares.
Please come 10 minutes early to get acquainted and comfortable for your first class.
Mon 6.00 - 7.30pm - Evening Yoga
7.45 - 8.45pm - Beginner 2
Thurs 9.15 -10.30am - Unwinder Class
10.45 -11.45am Private Yoga Class (bookings essential)
6.00 - 7.30pm - Evening Yoga
Sat 7.30 -8.45am - Morning Yoga
9.00 - 10.00am Beginner (5 week series)
Enoggera Memorial Hall - Trundle Street, Enoggera, Brisbane 4051. E:
Beginner series yoga
If you are new to yoga this is the class for you!
Come and learn beginners yoga in a relaxed, fun environment. We will be learning all the basics to get you confident on the mat.
Each consecutive week you will learn a new set of postures. Class sizes are smaller so that you get expert attention throughout the class. Register your spot and book online below