I am Emma Le Roux, passionately teaching Yoga and movement since 2008. I am also an Osteopath; I work with the body and believe we are self-healing entities given the right environment.
Movement is VITAL in maintaining our health. It is my mission to provide high quality and educational movement classes available at your convenience. These classes combine the philosophies of Osteopathy, Yoga and Functional Movement. Embodiment is also an essential focus in my classes.
So what does it mean to become embodied?
Embodiment means to feel at home within yourself. This means flexibility beyond the physical, allowing us to integrate body, mind and spirit. Then we can play with the infinite complexities of being human enabling ourselves to experience each moment and each breath.
If we do not move regularly, tensions and imbalances start to appear. When we leave these issues unaddressed they worsen and start to impact other areas of our body. But as little as 20 minutes of movement each day can help us immensely.
Movement practices can bridge the gap between consciousness and bodily experience in an attempt to understand our emotions and thrive in a world where everyday stressors are thrown at us and manifest as pain and restrictions.
I invite you to move with me, to get to know yourself and give your body the gift of time and patience. Once consciousness and the physical can merge, beautiful things can happen and we can live with a calm, confident and cheerful state of mind.
A little background on myself...
I began my yoga journey with the Solomon Yogalates Method. A functional fusion of Yoga and Pilates that helped me manage my hyper mobility; a condition where joints can move beyond normal range and as a consequence are prone to injury. Having benefitted from Yogalates' rehabilitative nature, I went on to study this method with Louise Solomon and her team of excellent teachers in Byron Bay, Australia. Yogalates provided me a solid ground work in teaching the essentials of movement, making it accessible for a broad range of capabilities.
Curious to learn the philosophy and history of Yoga, I spent three months at an Ashram in Rishikesh, India, at the foothills of the Himalaya. A magical place and a must for anyone curious about the the mysticism of Yoga. I was under the tutelage of Yogi Vishvekatu practicing different forms of yoga including Hatha, Karma Yoga, meditation techniques, Pranayama, Kriyas (detoxification practices), Kundalini, Kiirtan and Philosophy.
I later discovered The Tripsichore Yoga Theatre Company led by Edward Clarke and Nikki Durrant based in North London. Tripsichore is a highly skilled discipline involving beautiful evolving forms. I was captivated by the grace, control and strength of its practitioners.
I had to unlearn what I previously thought about Vinyasa Yoga. My description does it no justice as it sounds like any other generic style of Yoga (breathe and move simple right?) however it is far from simple and Tripsichore practitioners will attest to this. I spent summer after summer learning this technique.
Tripsichore is an integral part of own practice and I apply it when teaching Vinyasa. I am currently studying for my certification to teach the method.
Graduated 2017, Masters in Osteopathic Medicine, British School of Osteopathy (BSO).
Osteopathic Manual Therapy, Medical Acupuncture CPD, 2018.
Sutherland Cranial Osteopathy CPD, 2019
Caroline Stone, Paediatrics and Obstetrics Osteopathy, 2020, CPD
Visceral Osteopathy with Dr Perry Nicholson, DC
The Centre for Women's Health and Wellness Pre and Postnatal Yoga, Diastasis Recti and pelvic floor CPD.
600 hour Solomon Yogalates, 2008, Byron Bay, Australia
300 hour Akhanda Yoga, World Conscious Yoga Family, 2010 Rishikesh, India.
280 hours Tripsichore Intensive, Plus Practice, Advanced and Unusual Postures 2011 - 2016
Registered member of General Osteopathic Council, UK (GOsC)
Registered member of Hong Kong Osteopathy Association (HKOA)
Registered Yoga Alliance UK Experienced Yoga Teacher (RYTUK)
Former member NCDC Yoga Performance 2016 - 2019
Former teaching faculty on ‘Spiralling Crow’ Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Venue Oxford, UK.