About Emanuela

Since completing my teacher training with the British Wheel of Yoga, the governing body for yoga in England, I have never stopped learning through my personal practice and study. It is through yoga that I have developed a keen interest in the human body and the power of the mind. I believe yoga can be a powerful tool of transformation for our entire lives, at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

Yoga Qualifications, Certifications & Memberships

  • British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma
  • Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma
  • Fully qualified 'Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs' Teacher (trained with Alison Trewhela)
  • Relax and Renew Trainer (Judith Lasater’s Teaching Certification for Restorative Yoga)
  • Meditation Teacher Training (with Swami Saradananda).  Course accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals
  • Mindfulness Teacher Training Level 1 (with Clear Mind Institute)
  • Professional Training in the Therapeutic Use of  Mindfulness (The British Mindfulness Institute)
  • Registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
  • Accredited member of the British Council for Yoga Therapy through the 'Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs' Institute and Yogacampus
  • Appointed Person First Aider

On-going Training as Part of the British Wheel of Yoga Continuing Professional Development

  • Well woman yoga with Swami Satvikananda
  • Yoga for people living with cancer with Julie Friedeberger
  • Yoga for people living with osteoporosis with Swami Satyaprakash
  • Yoga for pregnant women with Uma Dinsmore Tuli
  • Yoga and ME/CFS with Angela Stevens
  • Yoga and mental health with Anna Semlyen
  • Yoga and the anatomy of the breath with Gary Carter
  • Yoga for healthy lower backs with Anna Semlyn
  • Yoga Therapy for Herniated Disks with Robin Monro
  • Yoga for senior citizens with Ruth Gilmore
  • Mindfulness Module with Cathy-Mae Karelse (Clear Mind Institute)

Various In-Service Training Days on physical practice, yogic philosophy, meditation, breathing techniques and deep relaxation techniques.

On-going Training  with Yogacampus, the Yoga Biomedical Trust and TriYoga

  • Yoga therapy and breast cancer with Dr Nagendra
  • Yin & Yang yoga with Paul Grilley
  • Structural & ayurvedic yoga therapy with Mukunda Stiles
  • Yoga for anxiety with Judith Lasater
  • Yoga therapy for herniated disk with Dr Robin Munro
  • Yoga and anatomy with Julie Gudmestad
  • Yoga therapy fundamentals: a 5-day intensive with Doug Keller
  • Yoga as therapy - Prana intensive with Doug Keller
  • Walking and Yoga Therapeutics with Sherry Brourman
  • Centering down: a 5-day intensive with Donna Farhi
  • Scaravelli inspired yoga immersion course with Catherine Annis (30 hours)
  • Yoga Therapy for Digestive Health with Charlotte Watts

 Other Relevant Training

  • Introduction to Feldenkreis with Sabine Blackaby
  • Reiki Level 1 with Anne-Marie Carratu
  • Nordic Walking Instructor Training with British Nordic Walking

What Our Yoga Practitioners Say

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"Often I'll arrive at Emanuela's class in a rush with my head buzzing and my breathing shallow and agitated but I never leave that way. Emanuela has a true gift for imparting calm and developing serenity within those who practise with her. She has a genuine depth of knowledge that she is always willing to share whether it be an alternate posture for physical reasons or suggestions as to how to develop theoretical knowledge. Her voice is soothing and her manner calm, welcoming and utterly non-judgmental. I have found much joy and peace through her yoga sessions and cannot recommend her highly enough".
Kathi
"I have attended one of Emanuela’s yoga classes for some years and have always found her to be an excellent and intuitive teacher, so when she suggested, after I had been unwell, that I might benefit from some sessions of Restorative Yoga I thought that I would try it. I found the sessions very beneficial. It was so simple to just stay in the poses and breathe.  It felt  as though  deep seated tensions that I didn’t even realise were there just rose up and floated away. I feel it would be helpful to have some more sessions from time to time to keep myself in balance so I have made myself a promise to do this."    
Janet
"For the last 20 years or so I have had problems with my left shoulder, a stiffness which could become painful when I was under stress or tried to do any strenuous physical activity. I started Emanuela's gentle yoga class about 6 months ago and she showed me an exercise for my shoulders which I started to do each day at home. After about 2 or 3 weeks I noticed that my shoulder wasn't hurting as much and then the discomfort completely disappeared. And it hasn't returned to this day and I am able to do a wide range of physical activity with no problem at all. I would like to thank Emanuela for using her knowledge and experience to help me overcome this long standing problem. I continue to go to her classes and get so much from each one."   
Helen