Emma Bird

About The Teacher

Emma Bird Kentura. (From Wales, United Kingdom now living in India) Emma has always had a love of people, from a young age wanting to help people who are in pain or struggling through life, she started as a beauty and massage therapist at the age of 16, Emma went on to lecture massage and holistic therapies in colleges. Emma completed her Personal Trainer qualification and spent several months in Thailand where she learnt to practice and teach the tradition art of Thai massage and other healing systems such as Tox-sen, walk on massage ( included in retreat) Emma studied Reiki, Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga in India, she has assisted and taught on a number of teacher training courses in India and is grateful to all her teachers both in the U.K and India, she has a deep knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Emma specialises in injuries and adjustments and rehabilitation, her practices are strong yet gentle at the same time bringing a spiritual, holistic twist to each asana practice. Emma began Yoga just 8 years ago to heal and repair her own mind and body after experiencing the difficult roller coaster we call life. Hitting a Low point in Emma’s life, she began to build love, trust and self worth and began to rehabilitate and heal old injuries. Emma has great empathy toward everyone and can develop beginners, intermediate and advanced individuals. “Yoga changed every aspect of my life, I was pushing my mind and body to the limits emotionally and physically. I felt lost and was searching for something but didn’t know what, When I completed one task, qualification or hurdle I was looking for the next fix. I painted a smile on my face every day but deep down I felt alone although I had and still have amazing family, friends and social life all around me. yoga gave me the best gifts in life, self love, self respect, self worth and taught me how to organise my time efficiently. Yoga had such a positive impact on my mental state of being. I soon realised yoga is not just an exercise (asana) It’s a way of life. I want to share this knowledge with you and the entire world as best I can because I know it can help you the way it helped me”

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I teach yoga part time and am a mom of two toddlers full time. I love my life, but goodness do I need a break. My husband and I have been putting off our wedding ceremony for 4 years because life has gotten in the way. We haven't had a single night alone since our family has grown. I wouldn't change a thing about our lives now, but it would be so wonderful to remember what it's like to 'just be us.' Antrim

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