Emily Young


Born and raised in Nashville, Emily is a free spirit with an appreciation for humor, handstands and all things music. Always sporting a smile on her face, Emily enjoys bringing laughter and fun to the Shakti community, filling every room with her big personality.

Emily’s yoga journey began when she found Shakti in 2014 and fell in love with the community and physical & spiritual benefits of yoga. Looking for direction in her life after college, Emily enrolled in emPower School of Yoga’s 200 hour RYT training in the spring of 2015, hoping to ultimately inspire students the same way her teachers had inspired her. She leads an energetic, powerful vinyasa class filled with laughs, positivity and great tunes.


Emily serves on Shakti's Assist Team as well as our management staff as our in-house dog whisperer, chalkboard artist, organizer and go-to handy-woman. When she’s not on the mat, you can find her at every concert in Nashville, working for the city's local independent radio station Lightning 100.

Connect with Emily: IG: @theemilyyoung