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Emily Smith

mXe leader

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If Emily’s life was a gif. 

Get To Know Emily in 5 Questions:

Q:  GO TO MOVE:                                                                                                                 

A:  Bend knees and crawl hands down legs into an easy forward fold, spine long and relaxed, letting the head hang.  Gently sway side to side, grabbing opposite elbows or letting the arms relax down to the floor.  

 

Q: GO TO JAM:

A: Anything by my boyfriend Hozier

 

Q:  FAVORITE SAYING:

A:  YOU are the most important ingredient in whatever you are doing (Tara Stiles)

 

Q:  WHAT/WHO INSPIRES YOU, WHY DO YOU TEACH?

A:  I am inspired when I see someone lead by example.  I teach because I love helping people to move and feel better.  

 

Q: WHAT THREE WORDS WOULD A FRIEND USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?

A:  Kind, warm, thoughtful

Emily is a life-long lover of movement.  She competed in gymnastics, swimming, and soccer as a kid, danced in musicals and show choir throughout high school, and learned to teach step aerobics in college.  After earning a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Social Work and working in both research and clinical settings, Emily decided to stay at home after the birth of her first child.  She started taking yoga classes as part of her recovery from a difficult birth and was soon immersed in a practice that she wanted to share with others. In 2011 she completed the Jivamukti 300-hr teacher training and began teaching classes in the Bay Area, where she lived with her husband, daughter, and son until relocating to the midwest in 2014. 

 

Since arriving in Minnesota, Emily has led classes in and around Minneapolis, eventually finding her way to mXe Movement Studio in Linden Hills, where she immediately clicked with founder Heather Corndorf.   Along the way, she discovered Stråla, a powerful, feeling-based movement practice that uses the forms of yoga and the principles of natural movement to help people drop stress and tension.  In 2018 she completed over 100 hours of training with Stråla and found it invaluable as she was given the opportunity to create her own class, Fire/Flux, at mXe.  Although the Covid-19 pandemic took mXe out of the studio, Emily continued to connect online through live virtual classes and even worked with Heather to create a new class, mXe Method, that has been her favorite format to lead.   

 

Emily is committed to a lifelong journey of practicing and guiding mindful movement.  She believes that moving in connection with yourself is key to feeling better and living with greater ease.  Emily lives with her family and 2 dogs in Edina, MN, and enjoys knitting, puzzles, reading, and baking sourdough bread.   

Ways to join

Variable Membership Plans

We believe that everyone deserves access to quality fitness programming. At The Mo>e For Good, we want you to feel there is a pricing option that works for you, which is why we have a flexible membership model.

 

You choose what you pay per month based on how many classes you attend (virtual live, on-demand, outdoor), how many people in your household participate, your personal goals, and how you value these exceptional experiences.