Emilie received her certification as a RYT-200 HR from Akasha Yoga Studio in Crystal Lake, Illinois under the instruction of Jennifer Ewert, Scott Roos and Denise Yager.
During her intensive training she studied the following:
Philosophy and psychology of yoga
Anatomy and physiology of yoga
Teaching and practicing asanas
Asana class structure with sequences
Teaching and practicing pranayama
Diet, nutrition and ayurveda
Emilie received her training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
During her training, she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts, including Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Christiane Northrup, OBGYN and NY Times bestselling author; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities. Her education has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health.
Certified Integrative Health & Wellness Coach
Registered Yoga Teacher
With over 10 years of experience as a Designer in the corporate world, Emilie is well versed in how to incorporate balance and design into your home and life. She has a Masters Degree in Architecture & Design with a focus in Sustainablity from Lawrence Technological University.
Educated in both design and nutrition, Emilie likes to think out of the box to help you create a plan that meets your goals and ambitions.
When it comes to design she believes in simplicity, focus and empathy. Your home is a place that provides you mental and emotional support, a place you look forward to being in to get away from the outside world. Your home is a reflection of yourself and with Emilie's design experience she will help guide you in creating that special place that reflects your best self and highest aspirations. As you design your home, you have the opportunity to design your life!
With only three tools, your breath, mind and body, it is Emilie's hope that she can help others find inner peace...Find love, happiness and gratitude, even on the darkest of days. The art and science of yoga is dedicated to creating union between body, mind and spirit. She believes in connecting breath and body to foster an awareness of ourselves as individualized beings intimately connected to something bigger. Yoga can help create balance so as to live in peace, good health and harmony with the greater whole. Emilie believes in bringing a tiny bit of peace to every person both on and off the mat. She's dedicated to continually growing each day and is humbled to share her practice with you. May you be blessed with peace and beauty, laughter, love and light!
Yoga & Meditation Philosophy
As your integrative holistic Health & Lifestyle Coach, Emilie will be your supportive mentor who motivates and inspires you to cultivate positive health choices. What makes your heart soar? What are your passions?
Emilie believes that our bodies are miraculous tools and when we take time to care for ourself, nourish our soul, eat whole foods, and express gratitude for everything that surrounds us, we cultivate the best version of ourself; AND when we cultivate the best version of ourself we spread that with the world and we are able to help others along the way.
She celebrates your unique talents and interests and believes that there is not a "one size fits all" solution when it comes to health. Emilie will work with you "the whole person", and take time to listen to your concerns to get to the root problem. She asks powerful questions to help motivate you to make changes. Just be yourself and through a nonjudgmental coaching partnership, you'll be empowered to reach your highest level of health and design a life that makes your heart happy. Emilie believes in working with you to identify your obstacles and create strategies for forward movement to connect the mind, body and soul.
Your body is completely intelligent and when we start to listen to the body's wisdom and tap into the body's innate ability to heal itself, we begin to live vibrantly. Beyond food, she'll discuss other forms of nourishment that are essential for health.
From mindful eating to visualizing your future, from personal relationships to your career, from spirituality to physical activity and more, she'll help you discover which areas need attention and how to create more balance in your life. Emilie will help you consciously cultivate your AMAZING journey ahead and design the life you want and were meant to live!
Health & Lifestyle Philosophy