Emily Brown

Yoga can be beneficial for everyone & I strive to make that a reality. Yet so much of what's featured is only possible for a small group

Placed 5th

in their group

We would like to thank you for supporting Emily Brown in this year's competition. Your support enables our company to contribute to the Veterans Yoga Project, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization supporting recovery and resilience among our veterans, families, and communities.

What does Yoga mean to you / how does Yoga enhance your life?

Through Yoga, I'm able to soften into who I am, rather than who I think I should be. My practice has shown me that I can celebrate who I am, wherever I am, whether I can do a pose that day or not. The Yoga becomes more about what I feel and how it resonates within me than what the shape looks like. It's helped me become the full expression of who I am.

What words or mantra do you live by?

"This moment, this breath." It reminds me that no matter what chaos might be going on around or within me, I can always come back to this moment, this breath, and find solace in the moment of pause.

What will you do with the $10,000?

I live in an area with a high population of elderly, but no real resources for them to take Yoga. I know just how much this practice can benefit the body, mind, and spirit, especially for our seniors. I'd use this money in two ways - so that I can get further my training in this area, and so I can offer an accessible practice for seniors free of charge.