Emily Szajda Yoga & Wellness

Emily Szajda Yoga & Wellness

5.0 (4)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
9 years in business

About this pro

I have worked with an array of domestic and international clients on a one-on-one basis to create a meal plan that is individualized to the client's needs, preferences, lifestyle challenges, and aspirations. I look at change through the lens of education and accountability. Education provides the client's the reasoning for their choices and makes them feel more empowered and in control of the outcomes they enjoy. 

From a mediation and yoga standpoint, I have spent the last decade working in the US and Europe with various studios and on my own to provide students with the framework to foster a mindful practice that is grounding, intentional and fruitful. I have hosted numerous workshops and retreats and even offer online courses focused on reprogramming our mindset and bolstering abundant thinking. I am passionate about my practice and teachings because I have seen students embrace the theory and live happier, more freeing lives with less stress and more attention living in the present moment. 

I love it when the light bulb moment hits. Through the identification of our old habits and ways-of-being, we can foster awareness and mindfulness in our everyday. It is when this clicks and healthy choices, whether food- or stress-related, become easy, that is when I feel my work has sunk in and the client/student is ready to continue on their own.

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Chicago, IL 60610
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4 Reviews


  • Katrina Logie

    Emily is a dynamic super girl with passion and drive for whatever she does. Her cooking workshops are inspiring and learning and she shows her crafted skills with nutrition. I look forward to seeing her next steps and recommend her workshops highly.

  • Trish lyons

    Her workout was doable at every level

  • Joan Knee

    Excellent leadership and instruction. Very connected and rewarding experience. I started at zero or negative to be honest and now participating in yoga and wellness 4-5 days a week because of the instruction and dedication of this great teacher.

  • Melinda Lynch

    Emily was amazing at our company retreat day and everybody is still talking about it!!!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

My process is pretty straight forward. We walk through a questionnaire that asks the client their goals and intentions. I am thorough in asking any challenges they see in limiting their success, their habits/ways-of-being, lifestyle factors, etc. I come up with a custom plan to address their concerns and/or aspirations and we cover everything to make sure we are both on the same page. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a chef, sports nutritionist, and yoga/mediation instructor. I have attended culinary school in addition to interning abroad in Italy and England. I am certified by AFPA in regards to nutrition and am an E-RYT and PRYT instructor through Yoga Alliance. I have launched a yoga studio in Brussels, Belgium, and worked both domestically and internationally.