Emily Farr trained as a classical ballet dancer, a singer, and actress. As a yogi, she teaches yoga and meditation at Sanctuary Yoga. Every yoga teacher brings their own unique gifts and all of her training is apparent in the yoga classes that she teaches. Emily feels extremely grateful and honored to be part of the Amala Foundation as she shares her love of yoga and meditation with people from all walks of life.
A fan of Brené Brown, the author of The Gifts of Imperfection, Emily’s intention is to help yogis let go of the need to perfect, perform and please. During class you will hear “Soften the edges!” and “Use your breath!” Enjoy a few of Emily’s gifts.
sOFTEN, Find Your Breath and Take up Space
In her classes, she seeks to offer a sense of lightness and love through the physical, mental, and spiritual practices of yoga and meditation.This fun yoga sequence was created for anyone who is feeling a little tight and constricted.
With this gentle flow, Emily helps anyone dealing with upper body tension to focus on the breath. Softening upper body tension makes breathing easier. Where ever you are, there is always a softer place. Emily invites you to gently play, stretch, twist, ground as you notice where you hold the tension. Using the breath to release stress and anxiety. At the end you will feel more centered and at ease as you ready for the day.
Soften Your Edges with Meditation
One of the classes that Emily teaches is the morning Yoga and Meditation class. A sample of what to expect in class can be found in this recorded 10 minute guided meditation. It is a gift for those who take her class or those unable to attend. Those seeking to create a space of stillness, peace and to encourage freedom from stress, fear, anxiety.
In the meditation, Emily guides readers to:
fully embrace our feelings and discomforts without judgement
to reconnect with our breath
spend time noticing the quality and rhythm of breath
Use of the breath to gently invite a bit of ease
Using imagination to direct the breath
Embrace the freedom that comes with the practice
uNLIMITED AND free
One of Emily Farr‘s many roles is as a film writer and director. Her short film, Who Am I? softens our edges by promoting freedom and self-acceptance. The film review the labels we use to define ourselves and lets the viewer know that we are more than our body, more than what we do for a living, more than our failures.
Ask yourself this question. Who am I? The answer may not be so easy to find. It may take a little uncovering to find the answer. It may take a lifetime to find out who we are and who we are not. This is the journey we are all on.