We'd like to welcome Emily Star, E-RYT 200, to the lil omm team! This May, you will find her subbing several classes including Curvy Yoga on Monday evenings while our beautiful Dena is on maternity break.
Emily's classes feature dynamic postures that can be made accessible to all participants, alignment-focused cues and adjustments, and intelligent sequences that promote a strong, centered, and nimble practice.
She also offers guided meditations and breathing exercises to help students explore the dimensions of yoga. Her goal in teaching is for students to feel empowered and at ease in their bodies. While trained in Vinyasa (and currently learning about prenatal yoga with ISHTA teacher April Puciata), Emily is inspired by many different traditions and teachers - including Kripalu, Hatha, Yin, Forrest, and Curvy Yoga - and seeks to incorporate their wisdom in her classes.
Years Practicing Yoga: on and off since 2004, on since 2009
Class Schedule & Highlights: subbing for Dena’s Curvy Yoga (Monday nights @7:45 – 8:45pm) while she is on maternity leave
What Makes Me Smile Everyday: 1. Puppies. I don’t have a dog so please tell me about yours! 2. My teachers. 3. My students.
Hobbies, Pursuits, Inspirations: I’m just starting to get into blues dancing, and I enjoy plinking around on a piano. I love to cook, eat, and trade vegetarian recipes. I go for walks – Sligo Creek, C&O canal, Capital Crescent Trail, Bethesda Trolley trail – and always feel more myself afterward.
- Yoga Pose: It varies! Today I’m saying Half Moon.
- Season: I loved winter this year and never got tired of the snow.
- Food/Cuisine: Indian
- Travel Destination: Southern California
- Quote: “Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind - even if your voice shakes” – Maggie Kuhn