Emma Maidment

Student level

I began my yoga journey in my teenage years. Like most, I was drawn to the practice from a physical perspective and over time began to discover so much more. When I went through a period of sickness my practice served as a beacon to remind me to listen to myself, that all answers are within. I love to share dynamic classes with my students that encourage them to make a deeper inquiry into themselves. I enjoy interweaving philosophy, sound and meditation into all of my classes.

Teaching & Certification

  • 200hr Byron Yoga Centre
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga - Yoga Synergy, Sydney
  • 1 Giant Mind Meditation Teacher Training, NYC with Jonni Pollard
  • Level 2 Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Biff Mithoefer, Greece
  • Acro Yoga Fundamentals - AcroYoga.org
  • 100hr Mantra and Sanskrit. Rishikesh, India
  • 50hr Thai Massage
  • 50hr Blissology Yoga Advanced Alignment and Adjusting

Teaching Style

  • Adjustments/Assists: Yes, all the yumminess.

  • Theming: I like to theme my classes based on a philosophical teaching of yoga or a chakra to give a deeper context and purpose behind the asana sequence.

  • Sequencing: My sequencing is dynamic when it comes to vinyasa. You'll likely not know what's coming next! I like to keep things fresh interesting and see my students moving in new ways to unlock different parts of themselves.

  • Music: I like chill, sexy beats with some chanting and mantra thrown in for balance.

On & Off the Mat With: Emma Maidment

As a yoga teacher, what inspires and motivates your teaching?

My personal practice and learning from my teachers.

How has your own yoga practice evolved since becoming a teacher?

It continues to evolve each day, I'm constantly learning from my personal practice but also from my students.

Do you have any yoga teachers that you admire and/or look up to? Who are they?

Janet Stone, Simon Park, Dena Kingsberg, Sally Kempton.

For those of us that haven't practiced with you before, what can we expect from your classes?

Slow, flowy and strong with creative transitions. I'm not one to teach you a flow and get you to repeat it. I like to keep things fresh. I'll always offer options for all levels in the class. You can spend the entire class in a childs pose or a handstand, you do you!

I enjoy interweaving philosophy, sound and meditation into all of my classes.

What type of class could you teach all day, everyday and why?

Dynamic vinyasa, moving the body in creative ways opens us up to a world of possibilities.

Do you practice any other form of movement or fitness besides yoga? If so, what kind?

If you call dancing around my lounge room fitness then yes, that. I also sometimes lift weights and pull myself up on bars - yogis need pull strength too!

Which 3 icons or figures would you want to sit next to at a dinner party and why?

Ghandi - oh the stories he could share! Yogananda - His book changed my practice. Beyonce - for obvious reasons.

Finish this sentence. "I feel the most like myself when..."

I'm singing at the top of my lungs and pretending that life is a musical.

And lastly because it's fun, what animal do you identify with?

A dolphin.

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