Current Yoga Classes
Classes @ Sucasa Yoga (Cle Elum, WA)
Vinyasa Yoga - Tuesdays @ 6 am
Vinyasa Yoga - Fridays @ 6 am
Classes @ Indigo Yoga Ellensburg
Led Ashtanga - Wednesdays @ 7 pm
Led Ashtanga - Thursdays @ 5:30 pm
Yin Yoga - Sundays @ 7 pm
Classes @ The Gym, Ellensburg
Yoga for Strength & Balance - Mondays @ 5:15 pm
Classes @ CWU Theatre Arts (Ellensburg, WA)
Yoga for Artists - Wednesdays @ 9 am
(McIntyre Concert Hall)*
Wellness Wednesdays - Wednesdays @ 5 pm
(McConnell Hall 119)*
* Classes only during the academic year, FREE for Music & Theatre faculty, staff, &
Private Yoga Sessions + Special Event Yoga
Available by appointment
Yoga for Artists Workshops + Retreats
Contact Emily for scheduling & more information
And a yoga teacher, too...
"To perform every action artfully is yoga." (Swami Kripalu)
In addition to being a theatre director, marathon runner, global traveler, and Wonder Woman fan, Emily is a yogi and yoga instructor. She completed her RYT-200 teacher training at Tapas Yoga Shala in Rock Island, IL, in 2015, and she is currently working on her RYT-500 at Spira Power Yoga in West Seattle.
Recognizing that everyone needs an opportunity to slow down, breathe, and re-connect the mind with the body, Emily teaches classes that use asanas (postures) to hone balance, flexibility, strength, and confidence, and she strives to reach students where they are, recognizing that yoga can be a useful tool for every age, background, and body type - especially actors and artists, whose work often asks them to relax and respond "in the moment."
Emily recently developed a Yoga for Artists program, specifically designed to teach artists how to use yoga and mindfulness practices to enhance their creativity and artistic work. She has lead Yoga for Artists workshops at conferences and other events including the Region VII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, the Mid-America Theatre Conference, and the Statera Arts Conference.
Her studio/business (currently in development) is Facing North - named so not only as a reminder of Emily's childhood, growing up in the northwoods of Minnesota (a mere 17 miles south of the Canadian border), but also as an acknowledgment of the importance of the direction north in yogic practice and meditation. Connected to the polar star, North is a symbol of stability, focus, and great conviction. And who wouldn't want a little bit of that in their practice?
If you're interested in reading more musings about yoga, meditation, the connections between yoga and theatre, and other yogi-artist tidbits, check out Emily's yoga blog: "Finding Center(stage)"
You can also find Emily and her yoga adventures (often under the supervision of Bogart the Yoga Cat) on Instagram.