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meet emily

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My passion is to teach and empower you to be the best and most authentic version of yourself through proven mindfulness and self-care techniques. Rooted in the ancient wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda, these techniques allow for a more joyful life; personally and professionally. I bring a collaborative and authentic approach to coaching resiliency, growth, and development for you, your family, and business. I have been a coach, mentor and business leader for over 20 years. Throughout my own journey, I have experienced adversity and lived life at a hectic pace. I deeply understand the challenges that our modern world demands of us on a daily basis. Regardless of if you find our fast-paced world energizing or overwhelming, I'll provide actionable tools to ground and support you to find ease, joy and success. I look forward to working with you, your family, and/or your organization as we expand together.

my story

I am a 4th generation Coloradan and find my greatest sense of peace when surrounded by nature. For as long as I can remember I have had a love for health and wellness. My mom exposed us to alternative healing modalities and positive psychology practices from the start. This allowed me early on to explore methods that supported my personal growth and awareness, which is the foundation for the work I do now. 

 

I am authentically passionate, a strong empath who feels deeply. My journey has been centered around cultivating optimal health, compassion, and love for self - inside and out. 

 

If you continue on, you’ll learn the story of what led me to where I am today as a lifestyle and mindset coach, yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and Ayurvedic Chef. 

My first memory of yoga was in Montessori school. At the age of 4, I clearly remember practicing candlestick; shoulder stand.

My pediatrician wove in homeopathy and Ayurvedic medicine into western practice. 

 

Early on I found myself in a role of caregiver and mentor.

 

I found joy in the kitchen, making everything from food to homemade skin care. 

 

My mom has always said to cook with love, and throughout my wellness journey I’ve directly experienced how important the energy you cook and eat your food with is to your overall health. I continue to find it a therapeutic and creative outlet. 

 

The past 20+ years have come with opportunity and challenge paired with growth and transformation. 

 

I had dreams early on of having a mountain retreat center of sorts, I thought about becoming a chef, and a doctor. 

I studied abroad and lived in Australia for a year. I changed my college degree. I stoked my fire for travel and learning. 

 

In college my best friend suggested I try hot yoga. I didn’t. I continued with group fitness and sometimes added a yin yoga class. 

 

I was extreme and intense. All or nothing mentality. 

 

I struggled with my weight. I over controlled my eating. Food was something I could control. I measured and weighed my food. I ate specific food combinations. I lost weight quickly. I gained it back quickly. 

 

I worked an unhealthy amount. 

 

I moved 10 times in 3 years. 

 

I felt exhausted. 

I was not in the flow of my life. 

 

In 2007, I moved from the mountains to open an environmentally friendly and socially responsible hair salon. I spent the next ten years with my Grandmother. She was something special and we took care of each other. The absolute BEST roommate I ever had. Grateful every moment for that experience. 

 

That was a pivotal point to regaining balance and creating optimal health in my life. 

 

I found more consistency and routine and started prioritizing self-care practices.  

 

I began to nourish my body and mind differently. 

 

I became more aware; from my material purchases, to my food, to my skin care products. 

 

I educated myself and learned about what I was supporting with my dollar. 

 

I upgraded the quality of the food and products being put in and on my body. 

 

I had a desire to share environmentally and socially responsible business practices. 

 

I became a conscious consumer through my purchases; giving power and supporting brands that align with my values. 

 

It’s a process and I am not perfect. The practice of becoming aware, of making conscious choices in all aspects of my life. When you know better, you can do better.

 

In 2009 I found myself consistently on my yoga mat, after I ran my first (and note, only) marathon. I felt a deep sense of stillness and peace in my mind. My friend was right, I LOVED heated yoga. The sweat, the challenge, the stillness; I craved everything about it. Your mat is always there, ready to meet you exactly where you are, without judgements. The practice of yoga gives you exactly what you need without even needing to know what you need. It meets you lovingly where you are without judgement. Seeking to find balance of mind, body, and spirit, yoga gave me (and still does) the tools to stay present and compassionate. 

 

Something was calling to me to share the benefits of yoga with everyone and knew a Yoga Teacher Training was in my future. After my first yoga training, I spent close to a decade blending my passion for business and yoga.  I immersed myself in my work and community. 

 

I explored more of what brought me joy. 

 

I still worked too much and lived too little. I ignored my internal wisdom and continued on my path to burnout. I wasn’t caring for myself first.

 

I started to uncover the seeds of my suffering.

I believe everything happens at exactly the right time, even if it’s hard to see in the moment.

I created experiences that supported growth and transformation. 

I still was living with too much intensity and speed. 

I started to eat organic. 

I shifted my energy around food. I enjoyed food rather than controlling it. 

I began to feel expansion. I created healthier boundaries. 

I cultivated space for myself and began to live in a state of abundance. Abundance in everything; time, energy, finances, material things, food, relationships, etc. 

I started to feel in the flow of my life. I felt inspired and energized. 

I continued my training and education. 

I studied myself. I peeled back the layers. I did the work to liberate myself. I identified my stories. I learned to work with them differently. 

I acknowledged and reset unhealthy patterns. 

I participated in Ayurvedic based wellness cleanses. 

I created morning and evening rituals rooted in the ancient wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda. 

I made a loves list to remind me of the simple things that bring me joy. 

I noticed. I inquired. I practiced. 

I was more patient and compassionate with myself and others. 

I continued to develop my awareness. 

I took my first 10-day vacation for a friend’s wedding. It was another turning point. I asked myself, when was the last time I had a day with nothing planned or scheduled, time to just sit and be? I couldn’t think of one time. I slowed down. It was magical. 

I traveled to India and studied yoga. 

I took a sabbatical.

I     f  e  l  t      f  r  e  e .      

Dreams arose for a future mountain well-being center; a collaboration in the works with heart-centered, like-minded individuals to spark goodness, expand loving-kindness, and share practices that support wholeness of mind, body, and spirit. We envision a beautiful mountain oasis for us to establish our well-being center roots, a space that illuminates and empowers hearts and minds. 

I rekindled my passion for photography. I learned kids yoga. I went back to school for Ayurveda. 

I traveled to India and Asia and continued my learning. 

I completed an Ayurvedic Culinary and Nutrition Program and now I am an Ayurvedic Chef. 

I enrolled and completed a second 300-hour Integrated advanced Yoga training, continuing to dive deep into the study of Yoga and our relationship to rest and release. Learning even more about dynamic and intuitive rest practices, utilizing subtle and transformative techniques to bring more harmony physically and energetically.

 

 

And here I am! I started Method Mindful to use my experience to share ancient wisdom practices that integrate with modern lives to bring more joy, well-being, and ease to the world. 

 

"I am a conduit in this world to bring about beautiful light, inspiration and joy to others – I am gifted with divinely inspired insights that can truly benefit those around me. I am here to give wise counsel by sharing, in a digestible and applicable way, what I have learned so that we ALL live more joyful lives."

May the heaven be peaceful.

May the earth be free from disturbance.

May the vast atmosphere be calm.

May the flowing waters be soothing and all the plants and herbs prove beneficial to us.

From the Atharva Veda

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