Vinyasa Flow Variations & Hatha Yoga with Emma Conally-Barklem
Emma has been practising yoga since 1999 and was taught by Gayle Hilton using a traditional approach to Ashtanga yoga. Emma was inspired to explore and practice Hatha and Shadow yoga with some martial arts thrown into the mix.
Emma completed her yoga training with the BWY, studying for the Level 4 500+ hours teaching qualification over a period of 3 years. Emma has recently completed a 40 hour Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series Teacher Training Immersion Course with the World renown and much loved Master Ashtanga Yogi, David Swenson, who was one of Patabhi Jois’ original students in Mysore, India.
Emma has been inspired by many international yogis such as Donna Farhi, Liz Lark and Zoe Knott's Strength in Asana work.
Continued self development is at the heart of Emma's teaching - always innovative she shares everything she learns with her students whether they be seasoned Ashtangis or the walking wounded; she believes strongly in Krishnamachariya's words 'if you can breathe, you can do yoga' As such, all are welcome in Emma's varied and colourful classes.
Emma's approach is playful, heart centred and guided by Yogic texts such as The Sutras and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
On this holiday the morning sessions will involve an enlivening mix of Prana- flow sequences with strength work drawing on Hatha Vinyasa and Ashtanga traditions. We will journey towards a variety of postures and see where the journey takes us!
The afternoon session will be restorative and nurturing asana, working with the breath and with some meditation and deep relaxation.
Kissamos May 19th -An excellent retreat. It was a pleasure meeting Emma and being in her class, I enjoyed her plan of the week and I felt the yoga sessions offered challenge in a safe environment, a lovely balance. The venue was perfect, and our hosts were so considerate, add to that Emma’s teaching and the lovely group and it gives a special memory to take away.
Linda Finney - May 2015
Kissamos May 2015 with Emma Connally-Barklem
Big thank you to Free Spirit Travel, the lovely Mike, Maria and staff and last but not least the very inspiring teacher Emma. It was my first Yoga holiday and am looking to book again next year it was truly an amazing experience. I wasn't expecting one week out of my normal routine to make such a difference to my wellbeing. Location, accommodation, weather, food, people, sea view and the waves as our music during yoga practice - all just perfect.