Fitness, Lifestyle, Mind, 29.11.2016

Frame’s Yoga Teacher Training Programme: Meet Michael & Emily

Heard of our Accredited 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Programme? It’s pretty mega (full 411 here) and so are the lead instructors…

We have two incredible Senior Yoga Teachers who will be guiding students through the training. Emily-Clare Hill and Michael James Wong, both experienced teachers in their own right, currently facilitation CEP and YACEP workshops, trainings and teaching programmes around the world. Our teachers work together regularly in the Yoga Community, bringing collectively 20 years of Yoga teaching experience. Their bios can be found separately on the Frame YTT page of our website.

Both Teachers are SYTs and have delivered many other YTT 200 hr courses in the past, along with working on their own projects; Boys of Yoga, JUST BREATHE and Sunday School (a post-grad Yoga teacher training course).

EMILY-CLARE HILL

Emily-Clare fell in love with dancing and movement in her early teens when dance became her meditation and escape. It wasn’t until stage school that she became familiar with yoga and her journey toward becoming an instructor began.

As she tried many styles of practice, Emily’s passion for the myriad benefits of different styles of yoga grew; it’s this variety and intelligent creativity which was the catalyst for her decision to become a yoga teacher… From the freedom of flow found in a Vinyasa practice to focusing on the breath in Ashtanga, with the structure of Iyengar when necessary, and the body mechanics of Anusara.

Emily trained under Vidya Heisel and is now a 500hr Advanced Teacher. Alongside Michael James Wong, Emily co-founded instructor community project Sunday School Yoga and is currently facilitating CEP & YACEP workshops, and global trainings and teaching programmes for the likes of Frog Lotus International.

Emily has become a big part of London’s yoga community, teaching intelligent strong creative classes, certified in Anatomy and Physiology enhancing her understanding of the body and practice, giving more space to explore and deepen the practice both physically and mentally.

Emily believes the marks of a good teacher are devotion, humility, compassion and service and that the practice on the mat is the practice for the real life off the mat.

Find out more about Emily here.

MICHAEL JAMES WONG

Michael is an International Yoga Teacher & Yoga Alliance Senior Teacher accredited both in the UK & the US. A trained Dynamic Vinyasa and Power Yoga teacher having first started his journey almost 15 years ago in Los Angeles.

Having trained with Duncan Peak of Power Living Australia in the Baptiste Power Yoga Method, Michael has since gone on to do his advance training with Bryan Kest, the creator of Power Yoga. Michael has spent the better part of the last decade teaching and sharing the practice in a style that is a strong and dynamic practice that unites the breath & body into one. These day’s Michael’s classes bring a strong anatomical focus to the body and a mindful approach to the movement, while teaching traditional yoga concepts with a modern day attitude.

Born in New Zealand, raised on the beaches of Santa Monica, California, Michael’s passion is the continued development of students, new teachers and dedicated yogis ready to take the leap into teaching for themselves. His core belief is that the practice of yoga is the cultivation and connection to ourselves on and off the mat. Michael has a strong belief that teachings, like life, is a daily practice.

Michael is also the Founder of global projects BOYS OF YOGA, Sunday School Yoga & Just Breathe. Michael currently leads and facilitates CEP & YACEP workshops, trainings & teaching programs around the world.

When not in London, Michael spends his time on the international stage teaching, traveling and connecting with communities big and small. In his most recent adventures, Michael has lead classes to the masses in America, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Iceland, Germany, The Middle East and many more. Michael is currently the only Wanderlust teacher in the UK having led the 2016 Australia/New Zealand 108 Tour.

To find out more about Michael, check out michaeljameswong.com.

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