About Manny Emslie

I have over twenty years experience of practising and facilitating Mindfulness Practice, Mindful Movement and Somatic Movement. I teach these practices nationally and internationally. I have completed an intensive Specialist Teacher Training Course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) as well as having studied for a further 3 years on the Teacher Training route in Mindfulness Based Approaches at Bangor University, North Wales.

I have a vast wealth of experience in delivering workshops and courses within fields of the wider community, business, performing arts and other arts practices and for registered charities that include WHAG and Making Space. I have also been invited to talk at events and at organisations about the benefits of Mindfulness Practice. I teach Mindfulness Practice and Somatic Movement for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chester. 

I regularly facilitate group Mindfulness Based Courses and Classes as well as one to one sessions for individuals. All classes and courses are held in a private and spacious meditation studio. To date I have facilitated one to one classes for teachers, barristers, doctors, retail assistants, managing directors, students, construction workers, visual artists, musicians and for those who have retired from a life of working. All courses and classes are non religious. I adhere to the UK Mindfulness Teachers and Good Practice Guidelines. 

It is a privilege and honour to be able to share mindfulness practice with others who choose to learn about and explore ways of slowing down in order to live a calmer, creative and more manageable life, especially when faced with challenges that sometimes can not be changed.

At the heart of Mindfulness Practice is a commitment to meditation practice. I am committed to a daily sitting meditation practice and having had a personal Tai Chi teacher who mentored me in traditional Yang Style Long form Tai Chi I continue to integrate this moving meditation practice into my daily life. Walking either on the Sandstone Trail or at Delamere Forest is an integral part of my life. Practicing all of these on a daily basis enable me to live my life with poise and calmness while also being able to face and move through encountered difficulties with courage and gentle responsiveness rather than with hasty and regrettable reactions.

I enjoy long coastal walks in North Wales and Suffolk and spending quality time with my partner and close friends and with Mr Dicky who is a beautiful black Labrador dog!

My younger years started with training in movement and dance at the internationally renowned Trinity Laban Conservatoire where I first became interested in exploring and experiencing body-mind practices. I have been a professional contemporary dancer, specialising in dance improvisation. In 1997 I was awarded a Masters Degree (with Distinction) in Movement and Dance from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). In 2004 I gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from LJMU. Having spent four years studying with the internationally acclaimed and respected Joan Skinner and her faculty in Seattle, USA I am one of a very small number in the UK to be certified to facilitate the body-mind movement practice, Skinner Releasing at Introductory Level. In 2010, I became one of approximately 25 people world wide to be certified to also teach Ongoing Level of Skinner Releasing. I am currently editing the first ever book to be written about Skinner Releasing.