Emmanuelle Brown (AUSTRALIA)
Owner & Director, Chirn Park Pilates & Yoga Studio
Emmanuelle Brown is the owner and director of Chirn Park Pilates & Yoga studio. After 12 years of working within the health and wellness industries Emmanuelle continues to educate herself by exploring all facets of the mind and body. Her most recent endeavor is with Polestar Pilates acquiring the highest qualification in pilates globally. In addition, she continues to return to Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram every year as to contemplate in retreat under the guidance of her guru Yogarishi Vishvaketu.
Blending her vast knowledge, she is now a holistic training specialist focusing on developing specialized programs for clients wanting weight loss, muscular / skeletal re-alignment, spiritual wellbeing and a pain free existence.
Today Emmanuelle is known for her life-affirming and exuberant teaching style, offering her years of experience with potent Pilates principles of alignment, elegant tantric philosophy and healing techniques that embody her own Practice (Sadhana). Her focus is to creatively inspire her students so they may learn to facilitate their own growth within the realms of spirituality and the healing of mind, body and spirit. Her aim is to create community, bringing people closer through the exploration of pilates and yoga.
Tell us about yourself?
I am the owner and director of Chirn Park Pilates & Yoga studio. As a third generation yogini I was born onto a spiritual path, first introduced to Yoga by my Grandmother at age 4. I also studied under Reiki master Rev. Beth Grey of the Usui Shiki Ryoho lineage becoming a Reiki practitioner at age 5.
This is where I met my Yoga teacher, Channa Dassanayaka, with whom I trained in a Buddhist Vinayasa Yoga. Truly inspired by Channa’s wisdom, I traveled to the home land of Yoga and undertook study of Yogic science and philosophy over a period of 2 years in Rishikesh, India.
I studied under my Guru, Yogi Vishvaketu of the Nath Lineage, with whom I deepened her understanding of yogic practices, history and philosophy.
Why do you practice yoga?
It brings me a sense of solace & peace. It allows me to negotiate partnerships in my life. It keeps my body feeling healthy and good.
What mantra (motto/quote/belief) do you live by?
Follow your bliss.
What’s been your biggest life challenge?
Feeling unfulfilled & paralyzed by not knowing who I was. Yoga helped me to find my Self.