Owner/Director: HOT YOGA CAPE COD
Emily has been part of the community since January 2013. She is honored to be the new owner and director of the studio and is looking forward to continuing the growth that has been fostered over the last 9 years.
Emily was born and raised in Chatham. She graduated from Northeastern University and holds a bachelor of science in nursing. Emily began her nursing career in the cardiothoracic ICU at Boston Medical Center. Her tolerance for New England winter waned and she moved to Chapel Hill, NC in 2005 where she continued working in the cardiothoracic ICU at UNC Hospital. In 2009 she began the rewarding work as a lung transplant coordinator at Duke University Hospital. That same year, Emily's brother was in a tragic motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Emily spent 3 months away in Atlanta, GA at The Shepherd Center as her brother's caregiver all the while training for her 4th Ironman triathlon. After completing the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii that October, Emily and her husband, Ty decided to start a family. They welcomed the birth of their first son, Miles in December 2010, ironically on the same day her brother was born. Thirteen months later, in January of 2012, Emily's brother died unexpectedly. Emily and Ty moved back to the Cape later that year to be closer to Emily's aging parents and in October they welcomed the birth of their second son Will.
Emily began practicing Bikram in 2013, 3 months postpartum, at the suggestion of a mental health counselor. At this time she was struggling with depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Emily immediately discovered a practice that left her feeling better, both mentally and physically, and a community full of supportive people. She continued to work in the field of organ donation and transplantation as a donation coordinator for the New England Organ Bank. The mission of saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation is dear to Emily's heart as her brother's donation upon his death touched the lives of 124 people.
After years of working in this field, Emily made the difficult, yet necessary decision to take a break and she hasn't looked back since.
Emily holds a 200 HR certification in Power Yoga as well as certifications in Reiki 1, Yin Yoga and Meditation, Hot 26 Plus, and Inferno Hot Pilates (IHP). Emily completed her Bikram Yoga method training in the Fall of 2017 with Kelly Mara and Christian Kline.
Bikram yoga is important to Emily because, "It is a simple, yet effective transformational tool available to anyone who has the curiosity and courage to come in and take class. I am inspired by all the students who show up to do the work to take care of themselves and I am grateful for the opportunity to teach this healing practice and to lead this community."
When Emily isn't in the hot room she enjoys running and has her sights set on completing one more Ironman triathlon by the time she turns 40. Emily also loves to write and is patiently chipping away at her first book. Like any salty Cape native, she has an affinity for the ocean and can often be found driving out on Sandy Neck Beach.