Emma Isokivi (formerly Taylor) begun practicing yoga in 2007, in Montreal, Canada at a Moksha Yoga centre, then followed a Sivanada/ Hatha lineage. During 2009 she spent time at the Sivananda Institute in Madurai, Southern India, where she followed a strict regime of asana practice, chanting, meditation and philosophy classes. She started to learn that a yoga practice had a lot more depth to it than just moving your body into unusual shapes… learning which still continues to this day. After years of cycling, distance running and rock climbing, the practice of yoga begun to heal some of the imbalances years of sports had created.
She begun a daily ashtanga self practice in 2011. The dynamic, breath based and spiritual practice fits with her and you’ll often find her practicing with her own teacher (Sarah Durney Hatcher) in the early morning mysore program at Meadowlark. Emma currently runs the late- morning Mysore program Meadowlark, alongside other private classes in the city of Edinburgh.
Emma returns annually to India to study, the most recent years to study with Sharath Jois at KPJAYI in Mysore, the birthplace of Ashtanga Yoga. Aside from the yoga mat, you’ll find Emma at home nurturing her newly extended family, cycling over the city or occasionally rock climbing around Scotland.
Emma holds a E-RYT 200hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training certificate with CYS (Classical Yoga School) and has completed a year long specialist anatomy training with Gary Carter. She also continues to study both philosophy and physical practices daily and assists her teacher- the learning journey never ends…