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Community Profile: Emma

We believe what makes a place is the people. Communities are helpful to be a part of because they provide support to individuals. Having support, sharing and collaborating with others are important aspects of living a healthy life because it fosters connection. So, we are profiling Embrace's community members. We can be inspired and learn so much from each other.

If you have ever taken a class with Emma, you know her infectious kindness and you've seen the immense strength and discipline of her yoga practice. She is a true yogini inside and out, on and off the mat. In an effort to share with you more about how to embrace yoga on and off the mat, we are sharing some info about our wonderful students. We asked Emma the following questions and here are her responses: 

  1. What is your “yoga story"? I started practicing Yoga long before Yoga was popular and accepted by public.  People thought Yoga was some type of religious cult and won’t practice with us. I saw benefit immediately when I started.  I was very lucky to have a good teacher who guided me throughout my practice. After a few years of absent from yoga,  I was in search of a good yoga teacher when I was introduced to Katherine when she first open Embrace studio.  I am very picky come to choosing yoga teachers and Katherine provided me with many wonderful teachers I am very comfortable with.  My doctors encourage me to keep up with my yoga practice as for an advanced age person, I am drug-free. I do not take any prescription or over the counter medication thanks to Yoga.  
  2. How long have you been practicing yoga? Over 25 years
  3. What is your favorite pose at the moment? Parivritta Surya Yantrasana (Compass Pose) not yet perfected
  4. What is your most challenging pose? Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon)
  5. What are you reading right now? (or your favorite book) Beneath Scarlet Sky, by Mark Sulli
  6. What is your favorite food? Anything Japanese
  7. What is the last movie you watched? (or your favorite movie)  ? can’t remember. So long ago.
  8. What inspires you? People who can speak many languages
  9. Please provide our community with advice regarding yoga practice.  Daily yoga practice is like taking daily vitamin pills.  Its benefit is beyond comprehensible.  Also, it does wonders for one’s mind and soul.  After each practice, I feel like a new person and can’t wait to get back on the mat.  

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