Emma was first drawn to the yoga mat in 2009, looking for a physical practice. After parting ways with a life long study of dance, she was looking for a new and more compassionate way to move her body. Yoga turned out to not just be a form of exercise but an empowering way of life. She felt such a profound transformation, she knew she had to share the gift of yoga with others. Emma completed the 200-hour teacher training at the Kripalu Center in 2010 and has been teaching (and learning!) full time ever since.
In the tradition of Kripalu yoga, self compassion is the foundation for all Emma's classes. Regarding this as yoga's greatest gift to her, she leads classes that allow the student to lovingly meet themselves where they are. With creative sequencing and a playful style, she guides an experience to reconnect body, breath, mind, and heart. Emma is passionate about integrating the tools of yoga into every day life. She hopes to inspire and guide people in their own yoga, on and off the mat.
Emma Nahod instructs the following:
Yoga Barre I
This is one of our Focused
Build grace in the body through the influence of dance in this yoga class at the barre. The practice focuses on alignment, stability, balance and strength. Barre work facilitates a strong understanding of how the body works on and off the yoga mat. No prior dance experience required to enjoy Yoga Barre I, which is appropriate for all levels.
This is one of our Focused classes.
Restorative Yoga uses blankets, bolsters and pillows to fully support the body in foundational yoga postures, without muscular exertion. Deep but passive, Restorative Yoga can enhance a vigorous practice, and is also well suited for beginners as well as those with injuries. This grounding practice soothes the nervous system and helps boost the immune system.
This Yoga I/II blended class includes key instruction for beginner yogis, while offering options for experienced yogis to deepen and further their practice. Teachers address various levels while adapting to students' needs.