Yoga strengthens and balances the physical body, utilises the breath to reveal innate natural intelligence and to calm the mind. The practice of yoga becomes a precious time to rejuvenate and a powerful tool towards a healthier lifestyle. Emma will guide you towards a strong, flexible, relaxed body and a clear mind.
Emma Spencer-Goodier is committed to providing the highest standard of yoga instruction, with classes to suit everyone on the Isle of Wight and yoga intensives worldwide.
Originally, a professional yachtswoman, Emma settled on the Isle of Wight with her family. Teaching since 2000, she is a senior yoga teacher with the national body of the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK. She is committed to providing the highest standards of yoga instruction and she remains ever the avid student herself. Her teaching reflects her own journey of yoga, the spiritual balance of Sivananda, the clarity of Iyengar, the flow of the Ashtanga method. This has evolved into a slow flowing, healing exploration of the hatha yoga path, providing the sound foundations for pranayama and meditation. Her long history of teaching, first in sailing and then in yoga means that Emma aims to guide and support students in their personal growth through yoga. '
‘ Yoga empowers and balances, fires the resolves and calms the mind; it realigns the practitioner physically and reawakens our personal motivation to live life well and make better choices. Yoga can light the way to be more compassionate, more serving, more concerned, more human. I teach because I believe that we step off our mats better equipped for the day or week ahead and that ripples out. I am not not perfect, but I hope I can inspire others by how my yoga practice has taught me to manage my imperfections.'
Emma Spencer-Goodier, September 2018
New classes & courses begin from 6th January 2020
See below for venue addresses
The price of courses is £66 for an eight week course. Concessions for the over 65’s and students. Drop in rates of £12 subject to availability. Discounts available for more than one class a week.
Haylands Primary School - Bettersworth Rd, Ryde, PO33 3HA
The Log Shed - The Timbers, Eddington Rd, Seaview, PO345EB
Freshwater - Church Hall, Guyers Rd
“I wanted to say thank you for a wonderful new year retreat!! This year felt particularly special. I wish I could drop onto the island every week for a practice with you!”
- emma t
“I am just writing you this short note to express my gratitude for the teaching and guidance you gave this last week. I am sure you reached everyone in that room on several levels. Personally speaking, I got an awful lot out of the time spent at Godshill and thank you for the wonderful programme you put together. It was full of thoughtful words, authenticity and good humour — key components that will always hold my interest.”
- A. Butcher 2016/17
“Thank you so much! This years New Year retreat was even better than last years. Emma was fantastic, as was the accommodation and food. I also thought it was a really lovely group.”
- E. Tuffey 2016/17
“A brilliant retreat, thanks to all. Emma you were really excellent. Thanks.”
- S. Ramsey 2014
“I came back so uplifted and inspired by your teachings. This weekend was absolutely perfect, you make everybody feel so welcome and at ease."
- V. Alpe 2013
“A peaceful, quietening of the mind in a trusting environment."
- D.K 2013
“I feel like crying with happiness."
- S. Neary 2013
Refelections from the yoga mat. I wrote this in 2013, just after my first long retreat since training to become a teacher. Much has evolved in life, but the yoga remains a constant.
As a runner and triathlete, yoga has been my go-to maintenance practice to promote healing and balance.
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