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.
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!
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.