Emily Shapiro

Emily currently has 600 hours with the Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica, studying under her gurus, Don and Amba Stapleton. She teaches all of her classes with the intent that yoga should be a joyful and an awakening experience, an exploration into discovering new feelings and new sensations. She is also certified in Kripalu’s “Let Your Yoga Dance,” “Yoga and Ayurveda” with Matthew Remski, has a BFA from Marymount Manhattan College as well as a certificate from the Teachers College at Columbia for Health and Lifestyle Coaching.

Emily also writes and performs comedy and is the founder of “The Happy Soul: A Yoga and Improv Comedy Retreat” that happens annually in Costa Rica.  

She is heavily influenced by dance and by late 80s, early 90s MTV.