Emily is a wellness consultant, yoga instructor, and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (Intermediate Level) based in New York City. She is a founder and East Coast Director of Feet on the Ground - a non-profit whose mission is to support resilience in trauma-exposed populations through trauma-informed yoga practices and psychosocial education - and Founding Director of ep wellness - a corporate wellness organization.
She specializes in pain/stress relief and trauma-informed yoga (TIY) practices, and teaches at offices, studios, shelters, schools, and conferences both nationally and internationally. She studied hatha, vinyasa, pranayama, and mindfulness through Dou Yoga (RYT-200), and meditation at the Dai Bosatsu Zendo monastery. Having a keen interest in body mechanics - the why of movement - Emily studied Jill Miller’s Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® modalities, developing expertise in advanced anatomy, myofascial release, pain/stress relief and posture reset. She studied TIY practices with The Trauma Center (TCTSY), Hala Khouri (Off the Mat, Into the World), and Lisa Danylchuk (Y4T), and is humbled to have worked with such partners as Exhale to Inhale, Beyond Conflict, Hosh Kids, the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, I-ARC and more on her journey with this work.
Emily holds a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University and is in her advanced year of studying body-based trauma resolution practices through Peter Levine’s world-renowned Somatic Experiencing® program.