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## A Comprehensive Introduction to Yoga Instruction with Emily Allen

### Instructor Profile

Emily Allen, a seasoned yoga practitioner and instructor with over two decades of experience, leads weekly yoga classes at the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center. Her journey into yoga began with a sense of skepticism, but by the fourth class, she discovered its transformative effects on her mind and body.

### A Personal Transformation

Allen’s initial reluctance towards yoga transformed into a profound appreciation for its benefits. The newfound lightness, energy, and balance it brought to her being propelled her to pursue teaching this ancient practice.

### A Career Born from Passion

After a hiatus from her hospital work to raise her family, Allen found her calling in yoga instruction. She joined the Pepperdine University faculty and later joined Cal Lutheran, where she continues to guide students on their yoga paths.

### The Cal Lutheran Experience

Allen’s classes are open to individuals of all skill levels, fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment. Her approach emphasizes patience, openness, and a focus on the subtle changes in mind and body that yoga can bring.

### Testimonials: A Journey of Transformation

“Emily’s classes are a sanctuary where I can unwind and recharge,” says Professor Dru Pagliassotti, a regular attendee. “Her instruction is exceptional.”

Kira Erikson and Marie Bell, Cal Lutheran students, extol the value of Allen’s classes for managing stress and providing a non-competitive space for personal growth.

### Beyond the Mat: A Community of Growth

Allen emphasizes the social aspect of her classes, facilitating connections among students. She values their progress and enjoys witnessing their transformations.

### Class Details

Regular yoga sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center. Instructor Emily Allen invites all interested individuals to embark on a journey of self-discovery and physical well-being through the practice of yoga.

Yoga poses stretch and lengthen muscles, improving overall flexibility and range of motion.

Reduced stress

Deep breathing, meditation, and mindful movements in yoga help reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Enhanced balance

Yoga poses challenge balance, improving coordination, stability, and posture.

### Additional Information

* Emily Allen has completed over 500 hours of yoga teacher training.
* She is certified by the Yoga Alliance.
* Her classes are affordable and open to all students.

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