Emily started dancing at the age of 6 and became a teacher of movement in her early 20’s. Her study of movement has been both practical and academic, earning her undergraduate degrees in Dance and Exercise Science from Skidmore College, an M.S. in Exercise Physiology from SDSU, and an M.S. in Physical Therapy from UCSF/SFSU.
She has been practicing both yoga and Pilates since 1999. In 2002 she became a certified Pilates instructor and shortly thereafter was inspired to become a physical therapist to better serve clients with a variety of musculoskeletal problems. After working for many years in an orthopedic physical therapy clinic, she returned to the Pilates studio to use Pilates based movement training for both fitness and therapeutic purposes.
Emily is also a registered yoga teacher and incorporates the mindfulness and body awareness developed through her yoga and Pilates practices into all that she does. Yoga and Pilates have been a great addition to manual therapy techniques and patient education in her practice of physical therapy. Emily strives to help others cultivate awareness in their own bodies and find strength, flexibility, ease, and joy in movement.
To learn more about Emily, visit her website: www.mmvmt.com