Emily King, RYT
I took my first yoga class in college and… I hated it. I had no idea what was going on or how to do any of the poses. I was flexible from dancing in high school, but it turned out yoga was not just all stretching. I quickly gave up on yoga. A few years later in graduate school, I decided to try yoga again. At the time I was living in DC and there were quite a few studios in the area. The first studio I tried was a flashback of my not so enjoyable yoga experience from my younger years - “please come into a headstand, if it is in your practice.” I’m sorry, you want me to do what? How? And I was watched all the other students gracefully and steadily lift into headstands, I began to feel ashamed. As if knowing how to stand on my head was a normal thing that everyone should be able to do. I left that class feeling inadequate and dejected. Luckily, I was determined to figure this yoga thing out (or perhaps it was just that my ego was badly bruised) so I tried another studio. And I fell in love - with the yoga, with the studio, with the teachers. They took the time to break down the poses and gave me stepping stones to get into the more advanced poses. When I left class, I always walked away feeling good and in a better mood than when I entered the studio.
After practicing for a while at the new location, I went back to the first studio I had tried to in DC. And guess what? Turns out I actually really enjoyed the classes there too. I just needed to find the right teachers to get me started. I truly believe that yoga is for everyone and all you need to do is find the right style and teacher for you. As a teacher, I strive to incorporate all that I have learned from these experiences into my classes. My goal is to encourage students to try something new. Try a new pose, try to see things from a different perspective, try to be more present in the moment. And to always leave the class feeling better than before.
Born in Michigan, I have lived and traveled all over the United States. Texas has been my home since October 2014 and in 2016 I completed my 200-hr Teacher Training. Off the mat, I study Krav Maga (a melding of martial arts, street fighting and self-defense) and you’ll almost always find me trying something new; whether that be exploring a new park, traveling the world, or just experimenting with an unfamiliar recipe.
Emily's 3Tree Teaching Schedule
Saturday | 10a Hatha