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Welcome to Practical Yoga

Emma Williams

Therapeutic Functional Movement, Pelvic Health Coach & Yoga Teacher

I teach yoga at the Royal Academy of Music for the postgraduate Enhanced Performance Techniques elective run by distinguished violinist and teacher Sophie Langdon. I trained as a flautist at the Royal College of Music and have been working as a freelance performing musician and teacher for over 25 years.

In my late 20's I discovered yoga movement as a way of helping me manage a long-term health condition. I was born with a rare soft bone condition (Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia) which caused recurring fractures, pelvic imbalance and broken bones in my teens. Functional yoga movement improved my stability, balance, joint stiffness, core strength and gave me the confidence to stop using crutches.

As a yoga educator my aim is to improve body functionality in everyday movement. I teach Hatha Yoga, Breathwork and Relaxation at the Viva Gym in Buckingham and have taught yoga for GWD Performance Bedford and Energie Fitness Milton Keynes. As a pelvic floor coach, I work with clients one to one to improve or rehabilitate pelvic health. I run workshops to improve aspects of women’s health including the pelvic floor, bladder and bowel function and have led a pelvic health discovery course to enable women to discuss, improve and learn about pelvic health.

My training

  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (Sweat Studios in Milton Keynes)

  • 100 hour Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology course (ITEC Level 3) - Distinction

  • 50 hour Yoga Teacher Training for the Different Stages of Menopause (Yinstinct Yoga)

  • UK Hypopressives Trainer Course Level 1 

  • How to Target the Limbic System to Reverse Trauma's Physiological Imprint (The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine)

  • Breathing Assessment Course (The Minded Institute)

  • From the Glottis to the Pelvic Floor: Making Clinical Connections (Julie Wiebe, PT, DPT (Candidate), MPT &  Susan Clinton, PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, FAAOMPT)

  • Understanding Continence Promotion: Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction - Association for Continence Advice

  • Foundation Coaching Skills for Creatives (Jessica Mogridge & Lucy Hare)

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