Emily Ford began teaching yoga in 2014 and has been a student of the practice since 2008 when she took her first class and experienced relief from arthritis pain in her back while discovering the power of connecting breath to movement. She was hooked! A group fitness instructor since 1996, she felt led to share yoga with others and completed her 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Sandy Raper Yoga. Emily encourages her students to take the experience they create on their mat with them, as they live their yoga. When she’s not teaching, Emily works as a communicator for the Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute at the North Carolina Research Campus and parents three amazing young people with her husband, the love of her life!