To be able to connect with students and clients on a deep level, an interplay of seriousness and playfulness is required. Our guest today is a magician at both. We chat with Emily Peterson, a coach, Rock n Roll enthusiast, Yin Yoga teacher, master Reiki practitioner, TimBO facilitator and teacher trainer, cat lover, elephant lover, former gymnast and competitive volleyball athlete, alumnus of University of Illinois-Chicago with a BA in applied psychology, professional space holder, and aspiring backup dancer for Neil Diamond.

She is a certified 500-hour yoga instructor, Usui Reiki Master, and licensed TimBO (trauma-informed mind/body) facilitator and trainer. Her path to yoga began as a way to get out of pain. And since then has blossomed into being a vessel for practicing meditation and experiencing a safe connection to her body, which was transformative and led to personal healing from an eating disorder, depression, and trauma.

Along with our previous guest Laura Ahrens, Emily can be found teaching at Coolidge Corner Yoga in Boston, MA.

We cover:

  • How your presence can define a class
  • How to be serious and playful with your work simultaneously
  • Why chasing external validation is a fruitless effort
  • Why mastering the in between is your best teacher
  • How to offer yourself as an honest human to your students
  • and more!

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