Emma Vasquez

Emma Vasquez

What Classes Do I Teach?

  • Monday Mysore Ashtanga 6-8.30pm
  • Monday Full counted Ashtanga Primary 7-8.30pm
  • Tuesday Hot Yoga 5.45-7.15pm
  • Wednesday Mysore Ashtanga 6-8.30am/ Optional half counted primary 6-7am
  • Wednesday beginners 5 week course 6-7pm * pre bookable
  • Wednesday Aerial 7.15-8.15pm
  • Thursday Core yoga 12.10-1pm
  • Thursday Restorative Yoga with Hammock relaxation 1.10-2pm
  • Friday Full counted primary 6-7.30am/ Optional Mysore 6-8.30am
  • Saturday core yoga 9.30-10.15am

What Classes Do I Enjoy?

  • Mysore Ashtanga
  • Led Ashtanga

My journey onto the mat…

My yoga journey started in 2012 after delving deeply into the Vedas and other ancient yoga texts. The philosophy of yoga still remains one of my deepest interests and this is the grounding of all my teaching. Initially I practiced Yin, Restorative and Aerial Yoga and then in 2013 I went to my first Ashtanga Yoga class and I found my passion in life.

I have had a 6 day a week Ashtanga yoga practice since 2013 and currently practice up to Advanced A series.

I have trained in Ashtanga yoga with Manju Jois and am authorised to teach Ashtanga Yoga by him, which is the highest accreditation there is.

I am the founder and owner of Ashtanga Yoga Carlisle and I run Cumbria’s Ashtanga Yoga Mysore programme here at The Yoga Studio.

I found yoga at a time in my life where I needed some direction and some structure, the discipline Ashtanga gave me helped immensely with coping with the severe illness of my twin sister.

It also is an outlet for my rather fiery yang personality, so consequently I like to work with strength, stamina and stability. Yoga keeps me chilled and I love breaking the practice down for students, making yoga accessible and available for all.

My first ever yoga class was Aerial Yoga here at the studio with Martin in 2012 and we now own the studio together.

My heart and soul go into my classes and I look forward to kickstarting your yoga journey with you, and helping seasoned practitioners grow and entwine practice into their daily lives.

The Yoga Studio Carlisle

My advice to students is…

“Yoga is a tool that helps you deal with life, stay consistent in your practice and you’ll reap incredible benefits. Go slowly into yoga and be joyful. Be curious not serious!”