Emily Thomson

Emily Thomson

Em has been teaching yoga for 7 years and is hugely passionate about the human body, health and movement. She is currently finishing her degree in Physiotherapy in London to take her study of the body even further – but her passion remains yoga: she loves the community and positivity that go hand in hand with yoga and hopes that you do too.

She initially trained as a yoga teacher at Sampoorna Yoga in South Goa, India, where she has also since returned to work for the school itself. She then completed her 500hr advanced teacher training with Jason Crandell, who remains one of her biggest teaching influences. Training didn’t stop there: she has attended regular workshops in anatomy, biomechanics, injury management and has specific training in yoga for beginners and yoga for seniors. Em is also a qualified sports massage therapist.

Before her immersion into the world of yoga, Em received a first class degree from Bristol University in Drama and French, followed by a Masters on the three year acting course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After working a few years in the acting industry, Em just kept getting drawn to movement work, until yoga became her full time passion and profession. Now taking a third degree under her belt, this time in Physiotherapy – it shows that Em just can’t get enough of learning! Which is exactly what draws her to yoga: from every practice, from every student, she learns something new.

A south-Londoner born and raised, Em bases her own yoga business in Tooting, at a beautiful studio that overlooks the deep blue waters of the Tooting Bec Lido: a glorious outdoor pool in the middle of south London. She also runs sell-out yoga retreats in Hampshire with her team of talented yoga teachers and chefs.

In terms of style, Em is primarily trained in vinyasa and ashtanga, with a precise physical and functional approach to yoga. She pays close attention to detail, alignment and muscular engagement, whilst still maintaining creativity within her sequences. Her classes usually feature an overarching theme from week to week, which can range from an area of the body, a functional-movement concept or progression towards a specific yoga pose. Her classes weave in philosophical concepts and mindfulness amidst movement, and her sequences are thoroughly planned out. Expect strong flows that challenge your strength and mobility, with a fun energetic vibe and encouraging atmosphere. And probably a fair amount of sweat.

If you want to know more about Em, head to Tooting in South London for a class and a chat, or be sure to visit her website as well. She also welcomes you to get in touch if you have any questions.

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