There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others" Martha Graham
Since childhood, Emeline has been pasionnate about dance. Her carreer go to train in Paris to become a professional dancer at the Rick Odums Dance Center and CHOREIA . In 2010, she continued her training in New York at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater School. In 2012, Emeline moved in San Francisco and danced professionally for many companies, such as Sculpted Motion, Funsch Dance, Mary Carbonara Dances or Bellwether Dance Project in the Bay Area and abroad. Within the same year she discovered yoga and found that it brought the balance she needed for her work and beyond in her life. Inspired by her teachers such as Brenna Geehan, Lauren Slater, she decided to deepen her knowledge as a yogi et obtained her certification as a yoga teacher with Yoga Tree in 2016. After her training, Estee Fletter became her mentor and she assisted Estee's classes weekly, while also continuying to train with advanced teachers such as Sean Haleen. Having work with children for years, it was natural for her to continue her training with the well-known Jane Austin to become a prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher that same year. Always in the search to deepen her knowledge, she trained and obtained her Pilates certification in 2017.
Emeline intermingles dynamique and gentle movements focusing in the alignement of the body. From her experience as a dancer, the movement is completely integrate in her teaching. Each yogi learns at his own pace. What matters, it is to feel good and enjoying class. And of course with a smile.
Yoga means to make one, combine our body and our mind. Striving for selfhood, it is the most precious gift we can offer us. To know ourselves, will improve our life and beyond, give us the capacity to give to others and live with other beings in harmony. Finding a peaceful state of mind, help us to face the obstacles along our road and understand that all the little joys are around us. In the yoga practice, we don't judge ourselves and don't judge others. We learn to listen to our body, to our heart and our emotions in order to move forward at our own pace.
It is with this philosophy that I wish to serve my students and share my passion of both yoga and dance.