Yoga Nidra with Emily

Emily currently teaches Yoga Nidra online through Zoom. Yoga Nidra is a relaxing, meditative practice that can bring harmony to the different aspects of your being. The class is usually on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 4:30 pm, lasting 45 minutes.

At this time, Yoga Nidra is free as a practice of Karma Yoga. Email and ask to be added to the class invitation list if you would like to participate in Yoga Nidra. Once a month, Emily will send you an invitation to the class. Please feel free to share this email address with friends and relatives who may like to try Yoga Nidra.

Join Emily for a deeply relaxing way of reaching inside to the different layers of who you are, and reestablishing harmony. Remember, bliss is your natural state.


Emily received her teacher training living for a month at the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Val Marin, Canada in 2003.  She has been practicing yoga for about 25 years.  She has experienced a bouquet of yoga styles: Sivananda, Kripalu, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Ashtanga, Yoga Nidra and Yin Yoga.  She has done retreats at Yogaville and taken classes at Kashi Ashram in Florida. She loves to take classes while traveling, and had special classes in places such as Berkeley CA and Albuquerque NM.  Emily taught yoga for Gloucester Parks and Recreation for about 15 years. She also taught Yoga Intramurals at Peasley Middle School.

Emily believes experiences on the mat or in Yoga Nidra carry over into your life with time and practice. This would include peace, flexibility, overcoming challenges, acceptance, strength, and even bliss.

Emily was born in Washington, D.C., grew up in Springfield, Virginia, attended college at Bridgewater, Virginia and O.D.U., and has lived in Gloucester 45 years. She is an avid cyclist, quilter, and reader. She was a school teacher and librarian, but currently relishes retired life with her husband and best friend, Bob. She also enjoys time with her daughter Alia and her fiancé, Jeremy, as well as their fluffy white dog Mr. Fox, who prances.

Yoga Nidra (45 min)

Yoga Nidra is an ancient meditation technique that systematically induces complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. The term Nidra means sleep.

During the practice of Yoga Nidra, one may appear to be asleep, but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness. The technique is composed of a series of body, breath, and awareness techniques designed to effortlessly guide you into a state of complete relaxation.

Yoga Nidra can alleviate stress, improve sleep, heighten energy levels, and provide a greater sense of peace and well-being. This 45 minute class invites you to explore a state of deep relaxation and non-doing.  Gather whatever you need to be comfortable (blankets, pillows, bolster) and settle down in the safety and security of your own home.