Emilie Perz is an international yoga educator and movement therapist
based in Los Angeles. Her vast knowledge of yoga and anatomy, infectious
positivity and her creative and fun sequences have gained her a
dedicated following making her classes highly sought-after and earning
her a nod as one of LA’s Top Yoga Instructors.
An advanced practitioner herself, Emilie was initially introduced to
yoga a way to ease the anxiety and depression she suffered following her
father’s death when she was 17. What began as a gentle Hatha practice
turned into a deep love for Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow that she
continues to practice and study today.
This passion for yoga has led Emilie to countless yogic teaching and
learning experiences on many continents. She has over 1000 hours of yoga
education, has taught more than 20 workshops globally and has served as
teacher trainer for several yoga institutions including YogaWorks, Yoga
Medicine and Light on Lotus. In 2018, Emilie was hired to create the
anatomy curriculum for Equinox 200hr teacher trainings worldwide. She
has also served as a Lululemon and Free People brand ambassador, worked
as an Adidas consultant for photoshoots and branding campaigns, and has
continued her anatomy education by participating in cadaver work at The
Laboratory of Anatomical Intelligence in Phoenix.
Emilie also spent three years as Community Director launching
YogaMedicine®, a yoga teacher training program based on anatomy,
biomechanics and physiology, with founder Tiffany Cruikshank. This
experience cemented Emilie’s knowledge on these topics, which she now
brings to her current career in yoga movement therapy at LA-based
medical rehabilitation center, Urban Med. At Urban Med, Emilie meets
one-on-one with patients to create individual pre/post rehabilitation
treatment plans consisting of yoga movement, pranayama, meditation and
Emilie resides in Los Angeles where she sees patients at Urban Med Los
Angeles and teaches weekly classes for YogaWorks, Roam and Equinox. She
holds a BA from Columbia College in Chicago.
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