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emily garrett

owner, teacher


Emily Garrett is a yoga teacher, yoga practitioner, meditator, social justice advocate, business owner, mother, wife, friend, neighbor, and community member.  She owns Laughing River Yoga in Burlington, VT where she has directed the yoga and yoga teacher training programs since 2010.  Emily has a B.A in dance and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. Before devoting herself full time to her passion teaching yoga, Emily mentored youth, planned film festivals, worked in a homeless shelter, ran retreats and created summer camp programs. Emily is a 500 hr certified Yoga Alliance teacher, director of 200 and 300 hr yoga teacher training programs, certified Pelvic Floor Yoga teacher and approved Yoga Alliance continuing education instructor. 


Throughout the years, Emily has studied yoga and meditation with Ana Forrest, Jill Saterfield, Jon Fabbro, Simon Park, Sarah Powers, Nevine Michaan and reverend angel Kyodo williams, among others. Her teaching focuses on practicing presence through conscious alignment and breath work, and deep healing through radical acceptance of the many aspects of who we are. She is currently studying to become certified in Somatic Experiencing. Grounded and warm, Emily hopes to guide her students to experience deep inner stillness, a connection with the inner knowing that you are perfect as you are.

To learn more about Emily's programming, head to her website.

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