founder, Emily van eman
Emily Van Eman has a strong passion for the human body, and the power that it holds as a translator of the divine. In a way, she sees her role as a guardian; a protector of the beautiful temples that walk around on this planet. Her goal is to help you gaze inward and gently guide you to use your body (in the state that it is) with grace and confidence.
Emily's work is truly a ministry. Most students report feeling captivated and guided by her voice as she channels questions into your heart while experiencing physical connection and release. Her work includes one on one somatic therapy, unique yoga flows, and a program she has developed called BODY Mapping, which uses spectacular music and specific movements to open, charge, and discharge all 7 chakras of the body. This is a program that she will be expanding to target large populations of men and women with heart, lung and breast dis-ease as an alternative to invasive medications and procedures.
Her background came up through the world of rehabilitation and personal training, teaching in parallel. Through the last 16 years, this has sat as a foundation to her now distinctly physco-spiritual style of teaching, giving her a 'science meets spirit' vantage point. Emily is considered a master teacher, with over 10,000 classes under her belt, and a no-student-left behind mentality. Emily opened The Shift studio in July of 2015, and it has been the home of countless Self-loving activities and classes. Her vision continues to grow, and will be soon starting a podcast focusing on her body wisdom.
When Emily is not teaching, she's sharing the great dance with her daughter Sam (8) and her partner, Gary. She enjoys running, exploring the outdoors, cooking, writing, crafting, reading, and a nice glass of red wine.
YOGA THERAPIST, JENNE SLUDER
Jenne Sluder is a yoga therapist, musician, and native of Asheville, NC. Jenne holds a Master's in Transpersonal Psychology and specializes in a somatic approach to improving mental health. She is a registered yoga therapist and is certified as an advanced instructor of therapeutic yoga and meditation. Jenne teaches yoga in traditional studios as well as in mental health settings for adults and at-risk youth. Her passion as a teacher is to deepen intimacy and compassion with our bodies, with our selves, with each other, and with the natural world, as the healthiest context for human life. You can learn more about her work and her music at jennesluder.com
Tai Chi Chih. Bev walks his talk. Tai Chi Chih has developed his inner peace and practices daily. He is a retired organist and played in multiple Hendersonville churches for 20 years. He has a bright spirit, and at 82 is strong, supple and owes it all to Tai Chi Chih.