A lifelong student of movement, Emily began classical ballet training at the age of six. Throughout her youth she studied dance with Allison Burgwin at the Moving Company and danced at Olympic, Cornish, and PNB summer programs. After high school she fell in love with Lindy Hop and danced away many a night at various swing clubs around town. She was also in the Savoy Swing Performance Troupe in 2009. She first heard of yoga in a PNB summer program while she was in high school. In 2006 she completed her first 200-hour registered yoga teacher training in Seattle at Samadhi Yoga on Capitol Hill. After graduation she undertook a 5-month spiritual pilgrimage to India where she found her teachers, , Indra, and Ganesh Mohan. She studied Yoga and Samkhya (the two oldest branches of Indian philosophy) in India for a total of 10 weeks with the Mohans and has over 900 hours of yoga and Pilates teacher training under her belt. In 2012 she went back to college to complete her bachelor degree studying in dance, Somatics, and movement therapy. For 3 quarters she wrote her own curriculum so she could study things like queer tango in Argentina, Ayurveda, and Sthapatya veda (sacred Indian architecture) . She has been teaching yoga as her main profession since 2006 and is currently studying shamanic healing and traditional medicine (the yogas of other cultures) with Mykol Radziszewski at Crow Song in Seattle. Emily and her wife Daphne opened Tiger Lily Yoga in June 2015. The inspiration to open the studio was to create a safe inclusive space for people of many walks of life to come and move and celebrate on their mats.