Emily Vanstaen
Yoga Instructor
Hey Get Bent community!I’m Emily Vanstaen and I’d love to tell you a little bit about me… I am lucky to have lived the life of a traveler. I grew up in Bangkok, Thailand before moving to the wide open beaches of Western Australia, where I fell in love with surfing, always finding joy in fluidity and movement. After relocating to the US as a teen, I struggled to find my happy place, believing the Connecticut winters were to blame, I chased the endless summers on the California coast. Feeling lost and searching for some stability, I sought a spark and purpose in life. My search led me to yoga which always left me feeling grounded and full of fire.. and voila! My yoga journey began! This spark helped me work through personal challenges and fully embrace and commit to my practice. Always the traveler, I completed my 200 hour YTT & intro to Thai Massage certification in Cusco, Peru in February 2017. The course solidified the knowledge I have gained throughout the years and has given me the confidence and understanding to pass on these great tools of mindful movement to be of benefit to others. Now settled in Lisbon, CT, I’ve learned your happy place isn’t controlled by the weather or location, but by your mindset. Finding joy and igniting my fire with movement throughout the seasons! Including chasing the surf and snow in the New England winter…. paired nicely with a side of hot yoga! In my class you will learn to link breath to movement and challenge yourself to push the boundaries of what you think you’re capable of. While helping you stay in the present moment by holding composure through flow and resistance, we’ll find the yin/yang balance amongst the chaos of life with a calm collected breath. Open to all body types and skill levels, I can’t wait to practice with you! Come see what you’re made of! P.s It’s Stardust 😉