love your body ~ free your mind ~ eat with gusto!

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the adventure of your life...

expands when you claim your health! If you aren't feeling your best, I'm here to tap you into your true potential. Dive into coaching, retreats, or online courses with me. I can help you to:

befriend your body

It's your one true home! I've shared yoga with students from all over the world since 2003 cultivating a practice that evolves around bringing you into a state of relaxed, empowered presence. In yoga or with food, I teach you how to trust your body and remember how to live in every corner of it with alignment, strength and ease.

master your mind

Thoughts are things! They are not who you are, but they become your experience over time. Yoga's lesser-known tools of pranayama breathing and meditation combined with empowering coaching techniques help you clear your mind and harness thoughts that move you in the directions you actually want to go. Let go of limiting beliefs, learn to manage your nervous system, and enjoy a clear, present state of mind.

nourish your soul

Food is where your body and mind come together in karmic action that connects you to all of life. My nutrition programs can be a quick reset or a deep dive into learning life-long skills for health and resilience. Learn the power of food and how to eat for your unique body and lifestyle. Reach your ideal weight without dieting, and enjoy food as a conduit for health and connection without fear.

In the Studio

The Ondalu Studio is in downtown Carbondale, Colorado and is available for private and semi-private yoga, nutrition and TRX training. This where we do our most powerful work day in and day out. Here we play, sit, bliss out, breathe, cry, giggle, dance, sweat, hang upside down, discover and renew. We have 14' high ceilings and a pull up/yoga trapeze bar. Stay tuned through the newsletter below for updates and events!

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Heal Your Body Image

The subtle messages we have about our bodies add up! It's hard to act on behalf of something you don't fully love. If you struggle with accepting your body as it is today, this is an essential course. You're not alone. In this course I share 3 tools that I work with myself to heal the root of so much suffering by recovering your self-love!

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Free Yoga of Food Map

See how yoga's wisdom can heal your food with the Yoga of Food Map

Learn the Yoga of Food

This is about enjoying life by letting go of the dogma, diets and goals that surround our food. Instead I'll guide you through yoga's 10 steps to living consciously and you can claim your values in a playful way home to your truth. Yes, that's a sweet potato I'm cradling. (I love my food)

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Healing Forces

Since 2009 I have partnered with Challenge Aspen and other nonprofits to bring evidence-based Ondalu Tools in sleep, breath, nutrition and safe movement to wounded soldiers. These holistic methods empower people to harness their own well-being, are affordable once learned, and accessible to all levels. We serve hundreds of Veterans per year. 

To be involved please stay tuned by joining my newsletter or consider a generous donation to these powerful retreats with Challenge Aspen's C.A.M.O. program. Thank you!

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"I learned more in one workshop with Emily than in 8 weeks of yoga with the V.A. "

C.A.M.O. participant (Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities)

"This was the first class breathing class that I actually made it through without having a nervous breakdown. I have been through years of pulmonary rehab and never once has this material been presented in a way that was helpful. Emily did such an amazing job and presented breath work in a manner that was so open and supportive. She taught the material but left areas available to make it yours and make it work for you, offering modifications, different breath rates and techniques. She was extremely attuned to disabilities and ensured that I was comfortable throughout the class."

C.A.M.O. Soldier's Breath Participant

"The yoga experience was great, as I stated during the session I have tried yoga several times and really did not get anything out of it. Emily did a fantastic job understanding our injuries, and needs as a couple. She tailored her knowledge of yoga to help us as a couple and be more effective in our daily life. I personally made a better connection with her and yoga than anyone else in the yoga field. Her techniques, approach and knowledge made sense to us and what we needed in our relationship."

C.A.M.O. Yoga and Soldier's Breath Participant

"Emily has a profound ability to hold valuable and transformative space for the people she works with. When you are talking with her, you feel completely seen, heard, and accepted. Emily's extensive training in yoga, nutrition, and other healing approaches is evident as she organically and intuitively weaves her knowledge into her group and individual offerings. She has added an undeniable depth and richness to all of the wellness and yoga trainings we've collaborated together on. Combine her experience with a unique ability to bring her fullest presence to everything she does, and you have an incredible healer and fierce advocate at your service!""

Cara Maiolo
Owner, Luminary Retreats

"Emily Hightower’s discipline, continuing deep practice, and devotion to the ancient tradition of Yoga is refreshing in the sea of knock-off yoga classes that abound in our culture. The practice of Yoga is a life-long journey, not a destination, and Emily is a trusted and gifted guide to support me along the way"

Maggie Woods
Basalt, Co

"As a person with the disease of addiction, I needed help on my path to recovery. Initially, Emily and I worked intensively on nutrition (later continuing with yoga). For the first time, the results I achieved became directly aligned with my effort. My sleep, strength, focus, presence of mind, and overall health increased in important and powerful ways. The personal growth and health I enjoy today exceeds everything I imagined. Honoring my mind, body, and spirit through the path Emily has shown me is a cornerstone in my safety from active addiction, and it has cultivated and nurtured a deep and true sense of happiness, joy, and contentment. Emily has become one of my greatest teachers and coaches, whose gifts have benefited me in unique, profound, and life-changing ways. "

Darren Quintenz
Carbondale, CO

Downriver Divas

My dear friend Aimee Cullwick has created the dream business bringing women into the sensual, empowering world of multi-day river trips...and I get to be a kayaking yogi guide with her! These trips will nourish your soul and reconnect you to your Divine Feminine in a fun, river-pixie kind of way. Join my newsletter link above to stay tuned...


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