Emmanuelle came to her first Original Hot class in Dunedin in 2012, describing it afterwards as agony and ecstasy and likening it to a snake shedding its old skin and emerging shiny and new! She continued to practise throughout her third pregnancy, yoga providing her with much needed relief from pelvic joint pain and sciatica.
After her youngest daughter was born Emmanuelle stepped up her yoga practise, demonstrating in the National Yoga Asana Championships in 2015. She soon realised she wanted to become a teacher, training with Evolation in Melbourne later that year.
Emmanuelle credits her yoga practise with helping to heal years of neck and shoulder pain and massively improve her mental health.
Emmanuelle is passionate about encouraging her students to do the very best they can with the body and mind they have today, and loves to see them achieving in class what they once thought was impossible.
Emmanuelle became a Yin teacher in 2017 and has also studied Trauma Informed Yoga. She is especially interested in the way emotional pain and trauma can be stored in the body and released through asana.