Based in beautiful Guernsey, Beinspired offers a regular schedule of yoga classes, yoga workshops, yoga & wellbeing retreats, yoga videos, meditation and relaxation audios, Reiki attunement sessions, gatherings to celebrate the wheel of the year, and written articles and books.
Beinspired’s intention is to inspire and empower individuals to realise their true potential in life so that they can lead more fulfilling lives. In so doing, Beinspired hopes that people may live more conscious, authentic and creative lives, in touch with their truth, standing up for what they believe in and making a positive difference to their relationships and to the world.
Beinspired also seeks to build a community where individuals can be themselves without fear of prejudice and may safely discover, embrace and share their unique gifts with the world. We are one!
It was an aching body, busy mind and depressed spirit which initially brought Emma to yoga. And what started as a purely physical practice has become so much more than that so that over time she has gained a deeper understanding of the mind and its limiting and fearful nature, and a profound awareness of energy, heart and nature so that yoga and Reiki have become both a spiritual practice, a healing art and a way of life to her.
Emma Després is passionate about many things, but especially family, yoga, Reiki, Guernsey, Nepal, the moon, sea swimming, soaking in the bath with a good book, women's health and wellbeing (especially fertility and motherhood, having conceived through IVF, and experienced placenta previa and premature birth), realising our potential, and living a life of purpose.
Emma has developed an eclectic approach to teaching, healing and life in general, which encourages the heart to lighten, the body to ground, the energy to flow, the spirit to shine and compassion for all beings including Mother Earth.
Emma qualified as a Yoga Alliance registered teacher with the inspiring yogi Lance Schuler of Integrated South Pacific Yoga Academy (INSPYA) in Byron Bay, Australia in 2005 before undertaking further training with the Byron Yoga Centre. She has since travelled the world extensively and has been greatly influenced by the teachings of Emil Wendel, Lance Schuler, John Ogilvie, Rod Stryker, Doug Swenson, David Swenson, Julie Gudmestad, Cyndi Lee, David Life, Stewart Gilchrist, and the teachers at the Brighton Buddhist Centre.
More recently Emma is eternally grateful to Uma Dinsmore-Tuli for helping her to come home. Jai Maa!
Emma is a student of Ayurveda with the Ayurvedic Institute and Vedic chanting.
Being so passionate about yoga and healing, Emma has continued her studies and gained a distinction in a Diploma in Advanced Yoga Teaching (Hatha Yoga) Diploma and a Diploma in Yoga Therapy from the British School of Yoga. She has also completed Level 1 & 2 of the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training in Canada. Emma is also a qualified Children’s Yoga Teacher and a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher.
Emma is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries.