Meet Emma






  • Owner & Director of the Yoga Shed
  • Director of SIYI Teacher Training program
  • Yoga Alliance 500hr Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher
  • Certified Advanced Precision Alignment Yoga Teacher
  • Certified AcroYoga® Teacher
  • Certified AFPA Personal Trainer
  • Certified PSIA Snowboard Instructor
  • Certified USPA Coach

Growing up in New Zealand, Emma has always enjoyed an active lifestyle. She is an adventurous, outdoors woman, with a love for action sports. She was trained in the U.S.A. and has been teaching Yoga for the past 20 years both in U.S.A., New Zealand and around the world!

In 2003, Emma completed a 2 year, 1000 hour intensive ‘Precision Alignment Yoga Teacher Training Certification’, at the Southern Institute for Yoga Instructors (SIYI). Her Primary teachers are SIYI Founders, Betty Larsen and John Charping. Emma continues to work with John and Betty on a regular basis. Emma has also had the pleasure, and honor of working with other teachers including: Erich Schiffman, Roger Cole, Bobby Goldin, Nichala Joy Devi, Felicity Green, Bryan Kest, Anodea Judith, Jason Nemer and more…

Emma is registered with the International Yoga Alliance at the 500hr, Experienced Advanced level. In 2008, Emma became the Director of SIYI’s Teacher Training Certification Program. She specializes in Teacher Trainings, Workshops, Master classes and Private lessons.

Emma teaches Precision Alignment Yoga, Hot yoga, Precision Alignment Flow, Yoga & The Chakras and AcroYoga. In addition to her Yoga Teaching, Emma’s passions include Skydiving, Snowboarding, Surfing, AcroYoga and Human Body Flight.

Emma’s Teacher Training’s & Workshop education to date:

  • 1000 hour Teacher Training Certification Precision Alignment Yoga with Betty Larsen and John Charping
  • 500 hour Precision Alignment Yoga Professional Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Betty Larsen and John Charping
  • Chakra Teacher Training with Anodea Judith
  • Life Tools #1 and #2 Intuition Training courses with Mylinda Morales
  • Moving into Stillness Teacher Training with Erich Schiffman
  • Yoga Nidra Workshop  Intensive with Yogi Amrit Desai
  • 3 x Power Yoga Workshop Intensive with Brian Kest
  • Hot 26 Yoga Teacher Training Intensive with Grace Morales
  • Handstand Workshop Intensive with Marika Cominos
  • 6 week Meditation course with Shanti Amurti 
  • BKS Iyengar style Teacher Training Intensive with Felicity Green
  • BKS Iyengar style Teacher Training Intensive with Bobbi Goldin
  • Healing Path of Yoga Workshop with Nischala Joy Devi
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga Workshop Intensive with Roger Cole
  • Breema Workshop with Harold Dansberger
  • Mantra and Mudra Workshop with Elira JI
  • SHY {Spiritual Human Yoga} Workshop (levels 1 – 4 Attunement) with Lilan Munson
  • Anusara Workshop with Janet Meredith
  • Reiki Healing Training (level #1 Attunement) with Jennifer Bachmann
  • Human’s Being More Course (Silver Training) – Nikken Inc
  • Designing Experiential Workshops Course with Alison Shore Gaines
  • Landmark Forum – Landmark Forum Education
  • Yoga for the Knees Workshop with Claire Hitchfield
  • From Dharma to Dosha Workshop with Betty Larsen, John Charping & Lucie Charping
  • AFPA Personal Trainer Certification – American Fitness Professionals Association
  • PSIA  Level 1 Snowboard Instructor Certification – Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
  • USPA Coach – United States Parachute Association – Skydive Deland
  • Advanced Body Flight Coach Certification – Skydive University
  • Acroyoga Teacher Training Certification – AcroYoga
  • Yoga on the Chair Teacher Training with Betty Larsen
  • Back Care  Teacher Training Intensive with Betty Larsen
  • Yoga as Therapy Teacher Training Intensive with Doug Keller