Prior to establishing The Workplace Yogi Emma worked in the corporate world for many years and for the last 12 years of her corporate career as a Human Resources Director and HR Consultant working with businesses to align people and business strategy to maximize people and business performance. Whilst working in the corporate world, through her own experience, Emma realised that Mindfulness and yoga practices provided an effective method for increasing physical wellbeing, reducing stress and enabling people to thrive inside and outside of work.
With over 12 years of experience as a Mindfulness teacher, Emma has travelled the world to further her practice and teaching experience and with her business, The Workplace Yogi, she and her team have taught hundreds of employees at workplaces all over the UAE. She has completed Mindfulness teacher training with expert teacher Shamash Alidina and has studied Mindfulness with Janice Marturano of the Mindful Leadership Institute, Saki Santorelli, Zindal Segal and with the US based Mindful Schools organisation.
She is a Registered Yoga Alliance teacher and a Certified Chair Yoga teacher through the Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Institute. She also hold Masters’ degrees in Public Policy and Human Resources.