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My name is...Emily Powers

Yoga instructor, marathon runner

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Making people’s days better

I’m 32. I started practicing yoga when I was 16. I convinced my high school to give me gym credit for taking classes at a local yoga studio. It was an incredible way to stretch and move that I’d never known about before, and helped me find more balance — figurative and literal — at an influential time in my life.

I taught my first class when I was 18 and became certified to teach in 2010.

I own two businesses in Wheat Ridge — a yoga studio called hOMe Yoga Studio and a private practice called Wolfsong Wellbeing for massage therapy and craniosacral therapy.

The most rewarding part about my career is knowing that I am helping to improve my students’ and clients’ health and self-awareness. My job is to make people’s days better, help them feel better, and allow them to leave in a much better state than when they arrived for class or for a session. It’s incredibly humbling to be able to serve others in this way.

Fiddling around


I really love bluegrass music. I’m slowly but surely learning how to play the fiddle. I was given my great uncle’s fiddle that was passed down in my family. I can’t read sheet music well, so it’s a really fun challenge to learn fiddle tunes by ear and play along to some of my favorite songs — albeit slowly.

A nice pace of life


I grew up in Boston. I visited Colorado when I was a junior in high school and knew I wanted to come back. So I moved to Colorado in 2003 to attend college at CU Boulder.

I enjoy the pace of life here and the like-minded people who enjoy the outdoors and being active.

My partner Adam and I both work a lot, but we go camping as often as we can. I also enjoy backpacking, hiking and skiing.

Right now, Adam and I are training for a marathon. We will be traveling to Ireland this October to run in the Dublin Marathon. This will be my third marathon and Adam’s 10th. It’s a great personal challenge and a way to enjoy the outdoors and be healthy. For me, it’s a moving meditation.

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