Emily Alderaen


Emily attended her first yoga class at the age of six and spent formative years living in ashrams in India and Portland.  She attended a yoga teacher training in Brazil and received a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certificate from Find Balance Yoga in 2011 and has been teaching in Oregon ever since. Additional training includes Nonviolent Communication, trauma, and mediation. Emily’s teaching is inspired by structural alignment, somatic healing, and seasonal cycles. 

Emily began participating in and co-facilitating group process work in 2012 and is consistently moved and inspired by its healing, transformative power. Additionally, she works in the mental health field and is pursuing her Masters in Counseling. 

Emily lives in the Corbett, where she homesteads, raises two children, and endeavors to cultivate wonder.

Teaching Style: Chandravali Yoga

Emily teaches alignment-based Vinyasa. Vinyasa is defined as “breath-synchronized movement,” which can mean flowing rather quickly between postures; however, Emily’s classes have a strong alignment component, so there is a lot of emphasis placed on pausing to fine-tune postures to best serve individual bodies. These poses are an excuse to become curious not only about how your body moves, but about your own internal reactions to what is happening. Your practice on the mat should serve to guide your life off the mat, whether that is finding strength, balance, and flexibility, or in becoming more present and observant of your thoughts. Emily weaves pranayama (breath work), meditation, singing, mudra (hand gestures), and yogic philosophy and mythology into her classes. Inspiration is taken from other styles of yoga, including Yin, Restorative, Primal, and Iyengar, as well as the natural cycle of our seasons.

Retreat to Mexico in February


Class Description and Fees

Classes are 60-minutes long to incorporate introductory meditation/singing/pranayama, a completeasana practice, and a Sivasana (final relaxation). Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and your own props if you use them (not necessary). Expect to get your blood pumping, while also focusing on breath, awareness, and relaxation. This is a mixed-level, mixed-age class, with variations offered for beginners and advanced students. Everyone is encouraged to honor their own needs, and it is totally fine to spend the entire class in child’s pose. Our yoga sangha (community) is a place of acceptance and encouragement.
$15/drop-in (suggested donation) $50/5-class card Private lessons also available. Contact for pricing.

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