Emily Joy Chiodo MA, ERYT-500, RYS-200

Yoga/Meditation Instructor, Certified Buti Yoga Instructor

I can remember practicing yoga as a natural expression of play from my childhood. Gratefully, this seed was planted early on and I recognized through my own challenges with anxiety and addictive behaviors that I could return to yoga and that this practice could be a powerful life changing tool for anyone.
My desire to deepen my therapeutic application of yoga led me to pursue my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Working on my licensure, I currently teach yoga as an ancillary healing modality to my patients in inpatient substance abuse.

Having taught yoga and meditation intermittently for close to 20 years and trained many yoga teachers within the community, I continue to be inspired by the themes of transformation, imperfection, and acceptance. I attempt to incorporate lightness, music, creative sequencing, and direct, yet thoughtful instruction in my asana classes. My aim is to extend humor and honesty to my students in order to support them in discovering the grace in their own imperfections. Believing the most authentic teacher comes from within one’s self and is slowly revealed and illuminated by the practice, my intention is to simply be a guide on that path.

When I’m not working with people suffering from addiction, I can be found teaching Buti Yoga classes—my yoga soulmate— at Joyful Yoga.

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