Emily grew up a dancer, she loved stretching and movement and in some ways, was practicing yoga then without realizing it. In her early 30’s, around 2005, she began learning and practicing with a book from the library and a stretching video with Dixie Carter. She soon found a studio and class that she loved and began her own personal home practice. Yoga helped her to calm her chattery mind, connect with herself in a deeper way and to connect with God.
Emily received her 200 KRI, Kundalini Yoga Certification in 2016. She studied with Mukta Kaur and Dr. Gurusahay Khalsa. She recently completed a Level 2, Mind & Meditation course with Nirvair Singh Khalsa.
She also is a Grounded Kids Yoga teacher and loves to include art into her children’s classes and in special workshops for adults. She found that our naturally, creative self is awakened and flows more easily after Yoga and Meditaion. She is also a gardener and studier of Permaculture. She believes that mindful and creative living is the way for our future.
Emily will be teaching Kundalini Vibes at Serenity Salt Cave and Healing Center beginning in January 2021.
Linda Olney-Sikes is certified in Tai Chi Chih-with 21 years experience & is also a certified foot reflexologist.
Linda has a loving ,caring nature and is always looking for ways to help others on their quest for a more stress -free, happy life. She teaches with joy and humor, & although you’ll be learning tai chi – there will be some surprises along the way!
I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years and this beautiful journey has bestowed upon me tremendous bliss and peace. Like so many others, I came to yoga with the thought it would be an addition to my fitness routine, and, it certainly became as such. However, along my yoga road I began to experience the true essence of yoga. My body and breath began to relax, my mind became calmer and focused and I began to discover a new inner self. In the hectic environment we belong to, the calming effect of yoga assists to bring us back to the present moment and reminds to take care of oneself.
My desire to study yoga more deeply led me to embark on a teacher training program and hold a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification, and, Yoga Alliance and International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Association Teacher Certification. In addition, I hold certificates to teach yoga specific for depression, PTSD, addictions and personal experience with yoga for cancer.
I hear so many people say they cannot do yoga because they are “not flexible enough” and my reply is “Everyone can do yoga!” My classes include therapeutic techniques that will begin to strengthen and release tension in the various muscles along with various breath meditations to enable the whole body and mind to release the stored stress.
When I am not on my yoga mat at home or in a yoga studio, you can find me out hiking with my husband and our four labs or kayaking on a nearby lake or river.
Come flow with me and share the beautiful practice of yoga!
Blessings and Peace – Namaste – Sat Nam!
Diane S. Lederman
Like many, I began my yoga journey in pursuit of better physical health. I find that a daily practice of asanas and pranayama improves my core strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. Further, yoga complements my simple, purposeful and wholesome lifestyle. Most importantly, yoga promotes mindfulness, harmony and heartens my connection with my Creator.
I am a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 certified yoga instructor and participate in continuing education to enhance my personal practice and teaching skills.
My mission as a yoga teacher is to give back to our community by inspiring others to achieve their own self-discovery and awareness through their yoga practice. I look forward to serving all the students of Serenity Salt Cave & Healing Center by sharing the many benefits of yoga.