Emma Charvet is a Senior Yoga Teacher accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals and Thai Yoga Massage Therapist registered with Sunshine Network. She set up Tree of Calm to make yoga and massage accessible to people who need it most – to promote physical and mental well-being.
A keen rock climber, sea swimmer and mother of two football mad daughters Emma has been teaching for over ten years and is passionate about making yoga and massage a part of everyday routine to prevent injury and promote calm. She first discovered yoga as an 8 yr old- developing a lifelong interest in health, sports and mental well being alongside a varied path including martial arts and acrobatics. After a 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 her vocation for therapeutic yoga and massage.
Emma’s Vinyasa Flow classes for adults are a dance of breath and movement open to all abilities and tailored to individual needs and abilities.
She specialises in yoga as a therapy for both children and adults and works in mainstream and special needs schools and one to one with people with a range of additional cognitive needs including Autism, Downs Syndrome and Dementia. Emma also runs training courses for teachers and yoga teachers through Children’s Yoga Tree. 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 yoga practice over the last twenty years has encompassed Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Acrobatic Yoga.
Emma is a certified Senior Yoga Teacher and her Yoga Training School Children’s Yoga Tree is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals. She is also qualified to teach Yoga Therapy for Special Needs and Parent and Baby Yoga.
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 trains yoga teachers and teachers through her Training School Children’s Yoga Tree, bringing a high standard of teaching to nurseries, primary and secondary schools around the UK.
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.
Yoga Alliance Professionals
Emma Charvet is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals