Emilie Perz is an international yoga educator and movement therapist based in Los Angeles. Her vast knowledge of yoga and anatomy, infectious positivity and her creative and fun sequences have gained her a dedicated following making her classes highly sought-after and earning her a nod as one of LA’s Top Yoga Instructors.
An advanced practitioner herself, Emilie was initially introduced to yoga a way to ease the anxiety and depression she suffered following her father’s death when she was 17. What began as a gentle Hatha practice turned into a deep love for Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow that she continues to practice and study today.
This passion for yoga has led Emilie to countless yogic teaching and learning experiences on many continents. She has over 1000 hours of yoga education, has taught more than 20 workshops globally and has served as teacher trainer for several yoga institutions including YogaWorks, Yoga Medicine and Light on Lotus. In 2018, Emilie was hired to create the anatomy curriculum for Equinox 200hr teacher trainings worldwide. She has also served as a Lululemon and Free People brand ambassador, worked as an Adidas consultant for photoshoots and branding campaigns, and has continued her anatomy education by participating in cadaver work at The Laboratory of Anatomical Intelligence in Phoenix.
Emilie also spent three years as Community Director launching YogaMedicine®, a yoga teacher training program based on anatomy, biomechanics and physiology, with founder Tiffany Cruikshank. This experience cemented Emilie’s knowledge on these topics, which she now brings to her current career in yoga movement therapy at LA-based medical rehabilitation center, Urban Med. At Urban Med, Emilie meets one-on-one with patients to create individual pre/post rehabilitation treatment plans consisting of yoga movement, pranayama, meditation and myofascial release.
Emilie resides in Los Angeles where she sees patients at Urban Med Los Angeles and teaches weekly classes for YogaWorks, Roam and Equinox. She holds a BA from Columbia College in Chicago.