I’ve recently returned from a serenely wonderful and magical Well Woman Yoga Retreat in the mountains of Andalusia, run by the vibrant and lovely Emma Brown, formerly Swami Krishnapremananda, who is down to earth, warm hearted and formally trained and thoroughly grounded in the teachings of classic Hatha Yoga and Meditation and its Vedic principles, which state that Yoga is a science of the Mind and if used well bestows radiant health and peace of mind on the Practitioner.Emma is no new age yoga bunny, she has adhered for years to a strict physical, mental and spiritual practice that has been passed down from teacher to student in an unbroken lineage for thousands of years...She is a glowing example of one who consistently practices what she teaches. This is very apparent when you see the effect she has on her guests, a lovely collection of erudite ladies and their friends from her Yoga classes in London.Emma’s guests have a straightforward trust in her abilities to bring out the best in them - and she does so, with grace and charm.Emma is also a musician in the Indian tradition and her Kirtan and chanting are a joy to hear and sing along to. She also practices ecstatic dancing. Her energy is infectious and her un-self consciousness gives people permission to open up and really be themselves. I’m already a convert having been witness to Emma’s Yoga journey since the 90’s, well before Yoga became a mainstream fashion.Still, I wouldn’t give just anyone such a shining reference if it wasn’t very much deserved...Emma’s honest intuitiveness and devotion which she shares whilst holding a safe space for her guests, makes the Yoga and Meditation practices and workshops she teaches sacred, through her own knowing and long experience.