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Emily Butterworth

Eight years ago Emily officially stepped off the stage as a ballerina and two years after that she found herself stepping onto a yoga mat. Little did she know that such a small step would have such a profound impact on her life.

 Emily was initially attracted to the physical asana practice and challenge of creating these amazing shapes with her body. However, she soon realized that yoga provided so much more. Emily completed her university studies in 2013 but the lure of yoga was too strong so instead of pursuing an academic career she chose to undertake her 200 teacher training with Power Living. She has since trained with Simon Park and of continues to learn so much every day from her amazing teachers here in Melbourne.

 Emily’s love of movement means that she finds yoga an amazing platform for self-enquiry and connection. Emily believes that yoga provides us with a space to land, a space where rather than thinking so much we can maybe experience that little moment of pause in our increasingly busy lives.

Emily feels so grateful to be able to breathe, move, sweat and most of the time laugh a lot with everyone who comes to her classes. 

A few of my favourite things are:

What turns you on about yoga?
Aside from finally finding a place where I am actually encouraged to stand on my head, the community that yoga creates. I love making new friends every time I step on the mat.

South Melb Café:
I’m a Northside girl at heart so the only one I know is next door at giddyup…killer salads and so conveniently located! 

Movie and/or Book:
Just Kids by Patti Smith- Such an eloquently written love story about life and creativity. It melts my heart every time. 

Ice-Cream Flavour:
Choc mint…can’t go wrong with an old favourite! 

Reading , my amazing friends, drinking wine (most of the time with my amazing friends and I have a terrible passion for reality tv.) 

Hidden Talent:
I’m really good at keeping indoor plants alive. Which is crazy because most of the time I struggle to look after myself and have much to my dismay killed so many pet fish.