Emily started teaching yoga since 2004. She attended a spectrum of yoga classes and developed a keen interest in this ancient art. This took her to India over ten years ago where she trained intensively as an instructor at the Sivananda Ashram, Kerala. It was here that Emily studied and discovered the disciplines of yoga and became fully connected to the practice. Since then, she has completed further courses in yogic instruction through the school of Sivananda (Orleans, France), under the guidance of Swami Durgananda, Swami Kaislananda, and Swami Krishnananda.
I'm so glad I booked this retreat! I wanted to go away for new year and Emilyoga's retreat in Ireland worked out perfectly. Sherkin Island was fantastic, the boat over was good fun, the hotel was ideal for what we wanted. The classes were lovely, with Emily and Angela working so well together and bringing different skills and talents to the classes. We had treatments and relaxation time, and the vision board making was good fun. Lovely group of people, will keep in touch. It was a great way to spend New Year, would highly recommend! :)
I have spent three wonderful days with the fantastic Emilyoga in the beautiful castle of Montgoger. The place is beautiful but the best thing in this retreat was the excellent Emilyoga. She is an awesome yoga teacher. We practiced a lot of yoga, it was even sometimes hard, but called "good effort" and that's the way to reach the state of "samadhi" and as Emily explained to us, success to stop the fluctuations of the mental. Emily directed us to do a lot of asanas, very intensive but really good, she explained the different goals of yoga, and introduced us to the great thinking of the sutras of Patanjali, and taught us breathing exercises to purify the body and mind. We also ate vegan and healthy food. I really recommend everyone who wants to take a break and have a great, intensive practice, and a wonderful time to book a retreat with Emilyoga!
I had a wonderful experience at the Chateau de Montgoger yoga retreat with Emily Gilchrist. Initially I was a bit nervous about joining the retreat since I'm not as flexible as I used to be and have recently began to practice yoga after a very long break. Emily is such a beautiful sweet and loving person who makes everyone feel comfortable. Her goal is truly to make sure you get as much as possible out of the retreat and I did.With her years of experience, she masterfully eased my stiff body into shape using blocks, bolsters, blankets to ensure I could reap the benefits of the practice. As this was a yoga/detox week, we not only practiced the Asanas (postures) but the other limbs of yoga such as Pranayama (breathing) and the Ayurvedic diet. The food was so amazing! Not only was it beautifully prepared with love but it tasted so delicious. I never thought I could eat vegan for a week, but I did and have decided to switch to a healthier vegetarian diet.After a few days I was totally renewed and by the end of the week was feeling better emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Do yourself a favor and dont hesitate to sign up for the next retreat with Emily
The Yoga and Lucid Dreaming retreat I've just came back from was a life-changing experience.
Emily Gilchrist and the team/family that works with her in the most beautiful castle surrounded by countryside and forests were amazing from day one to day four. They made me feel like home from the very first moment I arrived in this dream-like scenario.Nick Barrett introduced me to Lucid Dreaming, which I didn't know much about, with passion and talent. The topic was including many other interesting ideas and I never felt so inspired.The food was delicious, cooked with love by Dimitri.If you are looking for the perfect retreat, this is it! Don't hesitate.
I loved the Emilyoga retreat! Emily is such a fantastic person and wonderful, mindful, inspiring yoga teacher. We had great two hours and 15 minutes classes twice a day, thoroughly worked out lots of asanas! I learned so much about yoga (we watched a documentary), new types of breathing, and meditations. My boyfriend was fully new to yoga, and he loved the retreat. Although I've been practicing yoga for a few years, I learned a lot as well. Emily managed to meet the needs of different people. The way she led the practice is so gentle, innerspring and also intensive (only if you are ready for it)!The venue was fantastic - beautiful chateau, fields, and grounds for walking, running, and cycling. Another ruined chateau on the grounds with 17th-century dungeons. We had a fire ceremony, fantastic delicious vegetarian food, and great people!Today is my first day back to work, but I started it with 15 minutes of meditation with candles and aroma sticks, then 30 minutes of yoga! Isn't it amazing? Thanks a lot to Emily, I really recommend others to go and try her retreat. I will definitely come back!
Jayne United Kingdom
This was my first yoga retreat, and with the combination of beautiful French countryside, a friendly group, nutritious meals, and informative theory/practical classes has made this trip truly inspiring and unforgettable. Emily is a wonderful teacher who skilfully guided us through the classes, with clear and memorable instructions incorporating all aspects of yoga. It has been a completely uplifting experience, and I thoroughly enjoyed building my knowledge of yoga and also learning more about myself in the process. Thank you so much Emily :o)
The yoga retreat organized by Emily was a perfect combination of well structured yoga practices with an expert teacher, nice gatherings around a table full of tasty vegetarian food and moments of relaxation in the beautiful park of the castle and the picturesque surroundings. I liked the warm and informal style of our four days and Emilys loving way gave a magic touch to it all. Thank you Emily!
Chateau de Montgoger website
Emily, it was an amazing retreat, beyond my expectations. I loved your classes and your soothing voice. The food was amazing! I really wish you all the best and hope to see you again.
Chateau de Montgoger website
An awesome retreat.Emily you are one of a kind, a sun, a light, and an amazing guide. Thank you and I hope to see, share, and all come together again.
Chateau de Montgoger website
Dear Emily, thank you so much for making my first retreat so memorable. You have such a wonderful way of guiding and teaching. It was very enlightening. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Chateau de Montgoger website
Thank you Emily for your generosity, enthusiasm, steadiness, skills, talent, intelligence of the mind and heart. Spending time on your retreat was a blessing. May we keep in touch and stay connected.
Margot Myhren United States
It is hard to put into words the love, peacefulness, serenity, welcomeness, safety that I felt when I went to Emilys yoga retreat. The weekend was trans-formative and uplifted my spirits. I felt loved by a beautiful and open community. Thank you again Emily for making it so special.
Cassandra Chapman United States
Thank you for yet another wonderful retreat. I would recommend this to everyone. The balance between teaching theory, Yoga and detoxing. Thanks so much for the island of peace.
Sara Haji Netherlands
Thank you for this wonderful experience. I have learned a lot about yoga, breathing, meditation and much more. I really appreciated all the explanations and theory, the space to reflect, which is important for a beginner, you have a great and comforting voice. Thank you.
Mrta Bailes United States
I've had the great fortune of attending several of Emily's yoga retreats over the past three years and I highly recommend the experience. They've all been thoughtfully orchestrated weekends of relaxation, meditation, purification, and yoga practices suitable for all levels of participants. The asana sequences are composed in such a way that everyone can physically manage longer, more frequent practices over the weekend. Skills learned at the beginning of a retreat will be developed and built upon throughout each practice.
These retreats go way beyond asanas as Emily provides tuition about Patanjalis Yoga Sutras, The Eight-Limb Path, chakras, pranayama, ayurvedic practices, nutrition and loads of other interesting topics. I've always left feeling completely open and relaxed, lighter and more aware, healthier and energized. From guiding me thru my first meditation to gently coaching me into Salamba Shirshasana, I can honestly say I couldnt have wished for a better instructor. If you would like to dive deeper into the realm of yoga with a fantastic instructor, head for one of Emilys retreats!
Laura Newsome United Kingdom
Emily is a unique teacher. She guides her students with sparkling clarity and compassion. She makes the spectrum of yoga feel accessible and I always feel extremely fulfilled, energized, and integrated on all levels after her classes.
I have enjoyed everything so much! The castle is beautiful, the grounds so pure in nature, the beds are super comfy. The yoga and the food were especially amazing! It has really helped me further on my journey
It has been wonderful to feel at home in your chateau. I feel like a yoga princess!
I have definitely come away feeling relaxed and inspired. Your kindness, compassion, and helpfulness has taught me so much and I feel so privileged to have had this amazing and uplifting experience.
I loved the yoga sessions, working hard in the poses, lots of personal attention, and amazing attention to detail
Thank you for the huge attention, love, and informal friendly way of doing things, this really felt like a home in so many ways. Also, the yoga was amazing!
An experience we will remember forever. Your sweetness and loving care gave a magic touch to everything.
Thank you for a beautiful and rejuvenating weekend. It has been a really positive and healing experience and I would love to return
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