Emma Conally-Barklem

Emma Conally-Barklem

Yoga Teacher

Emma's individual sessions are personable, friendly and she offers realistic and bespoke practices and solutions gained through her extensive training but more importantly through her twenty years of dedicated practice and life experiences.

  • Location:
  • Guisborough
  • Delivery methods:
  • Virtual
  • Face to Face
  • Specialist areas:
  • Yoga & Grief
  • Yin
  • Ashtanga
  • Vinyasa
  • Practice:
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Distance Reiki

Emma attended her first ever Yoga class after an ill-advised meal of Fish ‘n’ Chips. Unwittingly, she had walked in to an Ashtanga class which was physically demanding. Luckily, she had a kind and compassionate teacher who facilitated her practice despite her back issues and poor posture.

The rest is history!

Emma is passionate about providing Yoga practice for everybody, particularly the stiff, inflexible, stressed and people with health issues. This is her tribe and she is a fully paid up member of the walking wounded club! Whether it be back issues, bereavement, stress or mental health, Yoga has been the number one tool in transforming Emma’s life so she wants to help as many people as possible feel a little happier and realise their dreams.

Emma has a holistic approach to her teaching, incorporating the 8 limbs of Yoga and using the original, beautiful language of Yoga Sankrit throughout her classes in an accessible way. She draws on the traditional Yogic texts in her teaching, namely The Yoga Sutras, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika and The Upanishads as well as her own life experiences. The natural world inspires her and she is visual, using images and the nuances of animal and landscape to reinforce the interconnectedness of all things.

Continued self -development is at the heart of Emma’s teaching- always innovative she shares everything she continues to learn with her students whether they be seasoned Ashtangis or the walking wounded. She believes strongly in the words of Krishnamachariya, ‘If you can breathe, you can do yoga’! As such all are welcome and catered for in Emma’s varied and colourful classes.

Emma's individual sessions are personable, friendly and she offers realistic and bespoke practices and solutions gained through her extensive training but more importantly through her twenty years of dedicated practice and life experiences.

Emma has featured in Britain’s best -selling national Yoga magazine, OM Yoga Magazine, she is a regular columnist for the UK's best-selling spiritual magazine, Spirit & Destiny magazine and is a regular contributor to the British Wheel of Yoga Spectrum Magazine having featured on the cover several times as well as featured sequences and articles. She has written articles on race, grief and lockdown in online magazine Yoga Now. She has written a memoir on grief and yoga and is also a published poet.

On a more personal note, I am passionate and committed to helping you achieve your goals, feel better and embrace your best self through a range of offerings: Yoga, Meditation and Reiki.

Look forward to meeting you and getting started!

Specialities / Niche Expertise

Yoga as a Holistic Practice beyond the mat (the eight limbs of Yoga), Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Advanced Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yoga & Grief