- Owner & Director of the Yoga Shed
- Director of SIYI Teacher Training program
- Yoga Alliance 500hr Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher
- Certified AcroYoga® Teacher
- Certified AFPA Personal Trainer
- Certified PSIA Snowboard Instructor
- Certified USPA Coach
- Emma’s Website
Growing up in New Zealand, Emma has always enjoyed an active lifestyle. She is an adventurous, outdoors woman, with a love for action sports. She was trained in the U.S.A. and has been teaching Yoga for the past 12+ years both in U.S.A. and New Zealand. In 2003 Emma completed a 2 year, 1000 hour intensive ‘Precision Alignment Yoga Teacher Training Certification’, at the Southern Institute for Yoga Instructors (SIYI). Her Primary teachers are SIYI Founders, Betty Larsen and John Charping. Emma continues to work with John and Betty on a regular basis. Emma has also had the pleasure, and honor of working with other teachers including: Erich Schiffman, Roger Cole, Bobby Goldin, Nichala Joy Devi, Felicity Green, Bryan Kest, Anodea Judith, Jason Nemer and more…
Emma is registered with the International Yoga Alliance at the 500hr, Experienced Advanced level. In 2008, Emma became the Director of SIYI’s Teacher Training Certification Program. She specializes in Teacher Trainings, Workshops, Master classes and Private lessons.
Emma teaches Precision Alignment Yoga, Hot yoga, Precision Alignment Flow, Yoga & The Chakras and AcroYoga. In addition to her Yoga Teaching, Emma’s passions include Skydiving, Snowboarding, Surfing, AcroYoga and Human Body Flight
Scott Palmer aka “Plamer” is a professional Skydiving Instructor and coach/BASE jumper and Co-Owner of The Yoga Shed. As an action sports athlete Scott needs to keep himself active and in good health. He has found that Yoga is the perfect balance for his high adrenalin lifestyle, keeping him strong and flexible, calm and focused. Throughout the years Scott’s passion for yoga has deepened as he continues to discover the benefits of regular practice as a cross training tool, maintenance program and injury prevention and rehabilitation practice. A natural teacher in his field of expertise Scott is able to adapt his teaching style to the needs of his students, he has found in recent years that incorporating Yoga into his Skydiving Instruction has just become a natural process. Understanding the benefits of formal training, in 2010 Scott decided to take on the challenge of SIYI’s Precision Alignment Yoga Teacher Training Certification….Scott is a dynamic and active yogi, who loves to share his Yoga knowledge and experiences with others.
Hippie-Punk-Goth-veganflexible yoga fan searching for harmony at all levels, physical, sensual, emotional, intellectual, “relational”. I want to follow my dreams but I don’t know which one, so I make it work with what I have, where I am, with whom I am. Born and raised in Belgium, I am a linguist by formation and by passion; I have studied literature and linguistics in French, English, American, Dutch and Italian. I also have a background and training in ballet. Exploring the capabilities of mind and body led me to Yoga and eventually to sharing yoga with others. I have completed a 300hr SIYI precision alignment yoga certification, which was the logical culmination of a 12 plus year yoga practice. In yoga I love to challenge the body (safely, unlike ballet) with discipline, focus and gracefulness (like ballet) to achieve the only form of meditation that really works for me. “Yoga is my version of flying.”
Jenny began her passion for teaching yoga in the spring of 2008. She sees every opportunity, occasion and event, both the positive and negative, as possible experiences for growth and learning and believes our paths in this life cross for a reason.
Jenny was introduced to Emma Tranter, Director of SIYI, in 2009, by a student and good friend whom she met while teaching at the Deltona YMCA. She began taking classes with Emma at the “Drop Zone” in Deland and completely connected with Emma’s dynamic style of teaching, which embodies both strength and grace, effort and ease. She began SIYI Precision Alignment 300 hour teacher training in January 2010 and completed this January 2011. This winter, she has had the extreme honor to study with the founders of SIYI, John Charping and Betty Larson.
She has previously taught at the Deltona YMCA, Jade Serenity Spa and at Big Tree Yoga as well as teaching privately.
Jenny is very dedicated to the practice of yoga and teaches with compassion, honesty, integrity, humor and love. She is not only grateful to all her teachers and students, past and present but to her family and friends for being a constant source of love, support and inspiration.
Discovering the union of breath with body was a great awakening for me. I took my first yoga class in college, but it was not until I practiced Precision Alignment that I truly began to resonate with the practice of yoga as a whole.
I began practicing with Emma after my body was feeling the
consequences of repetitive action injuries and poor posture. Subtly, through tiny “a-ha” moments in my body and brain I came home, to my body and my breath. Realizing my health was in my hands and i was here for a reason.
I haven’t left since! After two years of devoted practice at the Yoga Shed I committed to the 300 hour Precision Alignment Yoga Teacher Training. Only expecting to deepen my personal practice, I was pleasantly surprised how eager I was to share what I had been experiencing. A new freedom in my body and comfort in my skin and mind space.
So that brings me to here and now, new to teaching and still learning every day. I am thrilled to be able to give from my heart whatever and wherever I can. Namaste
Certified to teach Iyengar yoga in 1988, is co-founder and senior teacher of the prestigious Southern Institute for Yoga Instructors (SIYI). She studied with B.K.S. Iyengar in Pune, India and has continued her training with Geeta Iyengar and Ramanand Patel. Betty brings to her teaching a deep understanding of human behavior and a thorough knowledge of the human body through her years of studying functional anatomy and through her art work of sculpting the human figure