Emma first discovered yoga as a child aged 8 yrs, developing a lifelong interest in health, fitness and mental well being, alongside running, rock climbing, martial arts and acrobatics. After a successful 15 year career in Marketing and Communications in the Voluntary Sector, Emma re-trained as a Yoga Teacher while on maternity leave with her second child, and discovered a passion for teaching yoga to adults and children.
Emma has been teaching yoga to all ages from babies to seniors for nearly ten years. Her Vinyasa Flow classes for adults are a dance of breath and movement open to all abilities and tailored to individual needs.
She is particularly interested in yoga as a therapy for both children and adults and works in Special Needs Schools and one to one with people with a range of additional cognitive needs including Autism, Downs Syndrome and Dementia. Emma set up Children’s Yoga Tree with Siobhan Power to bring yoga into schools, enabling children to increase their confidence, creativity and ability to manage their emotions through yoga. She also runs family yoga and acrobatic workshops in the school holidays to help parents and children discover the joy of practising yoga together.
Her own practice over the last twenty years has encompassed Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Acrobatic Yoga.
Emma is a certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance as well as a qualified Children’s Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist for Special Needs and qualified Parent and Baby Yoga Teacher.
Style of Teaching for Adults
Emma’s style of teaching adults combines dynamic Vinyasa Flow to detoxify and energise, linking breath and movement with Yoga Nidra to create deep relaxation. Classes focus on breath awareness and correct alignment; restoring balance and health to muscles and joints, and bringing a sense of deep peace and calm. Her restorative classes draw on Yin Yoga to go deeply into poses through a slow paced flow, encouraging mindfulness and complete relaxation.
Emma works with co-teachers Siobhan Power to bring a joyful, calm practice to children in primary schools from reception to Year 6. Yoga sessions are tailored to meet the developments needs of different age groups and focus on nature, breathing and creativity.
Emma has been inspired by her own family experience of Autism and by the benefits that yoga brings to children coping with sensory and developmental challenges. Her one to one yoga therapy sessions are tailored to individuals, focusing on breathing, fine and motor co-ordination as well as body and spatial awareness.
Emma is also currently training as a Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner.
Emma Charvet has Chartered Level two membership of Yoga Alliance UK