Beinspired also seeks to build a sisterhood community where women can be themselves, speaking their truth and standing up for what they believe in without fear of prejudice, while sharing their unique gifts and offerings with the world and supporting each other in the process. We are one!
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.
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 an 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.
Born in Guernsey, Emma's life has been shaped by a love of family, Guernsey and Nepal, and a passion for travel, yoga, Reiki, writing, the moon, the sea, the land, and women’s health and wellbeing. She also feels passionate about our need to connect more consciously and responsibly with Mother Earth so that we may feel whole, joyful and grounded, and support the evolution of planetary consciousness and environmental healing.
As a dedicated yogini, mummy (with first hand experience of IVF, Placenta Previa, acute sleep deprivation, waters breaking at 33 weeks, C-sections, premature baby and the surrendering that comes with all this!), moon lover, earth spirit, white witch, UK Reiki Federation Master teacher, holistic therapist, published writer and poet, professional Company Secretary, keen sea swimmer and walker, and lover of all things nature-based, 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!
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.
Corporate Governance and Company Secretarial Services
Corporate Governance and Company Secretarial Services
Emma is passionate about good governance and working professionally in a conscientious and timely manner. She is also passionate about bringing heart and soul into the business sector and complimenting the more traditional approach with empathy and intuition.
Emma believes that the world is changing. The collective consciousness is growing and business is increasingly taking this onboard. New business thinking sees the emphasis shift from profits to people, from commerce to connection and from autocracy to authenticity. She is keen to do all she can to promote this, thereby playing a role in helping to change the world through a more conscious approach to business.
Emma has over 20 years’ experience working within a combination of the fiduciary and investment industries and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
Emma’s professional career began in May 1997 as a trust and company administrator in the fiduciary division of KPMG. It was here that she began her professional training with ICSA. She moved to Praxis Fiduciaries Limited in October 1999 where she became Assistant Trust Manager responsible for a team of administrators and it was here that she completed her studies and qualified as a professional Company Secretary in 2002.
In January 2004, Emma joined BSI Bank (Guernsey) Limited, a subsidiary of Generali to manage their Trust Department, before taking a career break in June 2004 to travel the world and undertake a number of yoga and holistic studies. During this time, she qualified as a yoga teacher, massage therapist, Reiki Master practitioner and spent some time living and teaching in Nepal. When in Guernsey, she undertook some contract work at Equity Trust Limited and Butterfield Trust (Guernsey) Limited.
In 2007, Emma helped to establish Spearpoint Limited, a Channel Island based and employee owned Wealth Management Company. During this start up she obtained licences for it to operate in Guernsey, Jersey, South Africa and Malta. Spearpoint Limited was sold to the Brooks Macdonald Group plc, an AIM listed company, in November 2012 and its name was changed to Brooks Macdonald Asset Management (International) Limited (“BMI”). BMI became the subsidiary of a large UK-based Group and underwent a significant shift in culture and operations, which saw services centralised and the establishment of a committee structure to support good governance.
In 2012, whilst remaining employed by BMI, Emma was seconded and was instrumental in helping to establish Sancus Limited, a Jersey based peer-to-peer lending company and Sancus (Guernsey) Limited, a Guernsey based peer-to-peer lending company. Both Sancus Limited and Sancus (Guernsey) Limited were sold to GLI Finance Limited, an AIM listed company in November 2014.
Emma holds an Honours degree in Geography from the University of Wales. Emma has experience running her own business, having established Beinspired in Guernsey in 2006, offering yoga classes, Reiki attunement sessions and yoga & wellbeing retreats around the world. Emma is also a published writer and poet, partner to Ewan and mother of two sons, Elijah and Eben.
Over the years of working in business Emma has noticed that those businesses that are led by individuals who believe in what they do with passion, intuition, heart and soul, not only profit financially but have an awareness of the impact they are having not only on their own staff, but on the community and the world as a whole. People want to work for them. They walk their talk, they believe in good governance and inspire as a result of this.
Emma is keen to do what she can to help individuals and organisations who are passionate about what they do, who are prepared to stand up for what they believe in, and are positively trying to change the world in the process.
+ Helping to form and establish companies;
+ Applying for licences from regulated bodies;
+ Implementing/reviewing corporate governance structure (and implementing changes were necessary);
+ Establishing banking and insurance provisions where required;
+ Establishing Conflicts of Interest Register;
+ Helping to set-up offices and initial infrastructure;
+ Managing statutory records and filings;
+ Maintenance of Director, Member and Secretarial Registers;
+ Submission of annual returns and GFSC annual finance levy;
+ Drafting Board and Committee Terms of Reference;
+ Preparing Board, Shareholder and Committee Packs;
+ Taking minutes of all Board, committee and shareholder meetings;
+ Managing Action Point Lists and ensuring committee structure works effectively;
+ Managing shareholder records including share issue and transfer administration and issuing share certificates;
+ Assisting with mergers and acquisitions;
+ Administering Employee Benefit Trusts and Share Option Schemes;
+ Maintenance and distribution of Authorised Signatory Lists;
+ Liaison with accountants, auditors, tax advisors, overseas Registrars and company secretaries;
+ Maintenance of Group structures including companies and trusts;
+ General administration.
+ Annual reviews;
+ Project work;
+ Managing people.
+ Working knowledge of word, excel, power point, internet and email applications;
+ Conscientious, self-motivated, trustworthy and hard working with good time management skills and common sense. Personable.
+ Full driving licence.
For more information including rates then please contact Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Namaste Community Foundation (NCF-Nepal) is a not-for-profit, non-political, humanitarian organization and is not affiliated with any religious group or organization. It is registered as an NGO in Nepal with the motives of furthering development activities for the needy children and women's sector of Nepal and is affiliated with the Social Welfare Council, Kathmandu.
We will be giving 2% of our profits to NFC-Nepal on an annual basis.
See http://ncf-nepal.org/about-us/ for more information and to make a personal donation or to sponsor a child.