Emma arrived in the wonderful world of yoga, as she has in many other circumstances in her life, in a round about way! In the midst of busy university days, two friends asked her to join them in trying a belly dance class – and with an inclination for throwing herself into things, she shifted from student to performer and eventually to proprietor and instructor. As founder of Amanita Middle Eastern Dance she loves spending time wearing sparkly bits, and connecting with her lovely dance sisters! The dancers who inspired her the most, Rachel Bryce and the other tribal fusion pioneers, appear to move with extraordinary strength and fluidity, and after discovering that this had much to do with their strong yoga foundations, Emma launched herself into a new adventure, beginning with classes at Chinook in 2011, and evolving into teacher training and instruction. As her yoga path continues, Emma is drawn more and more to mantra, pranayama, kirtan, and some of the more physically still elements of the practice, which has been an unexpected yet pleasant surprise …the adventure continues!
Emma Faulkner instructs the following:
A classical approach to yoga that emphasizes physical detail and focus, while incorporating asana (postures), pranayama (breath work) and relaxation.
Chair Yoga - by donation
Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support.
Break up your work day with this 1 hour mid day yoga class that will help bring balance to your mind and body. A hatha style class that emphasizes physical detail and focus, while incorporating asana (postures), pranayama (breath work) and relaxation. This class is suitable for all levels.