I'm Emily Hightower, creator of Ondalu. I don't want you to wait another day to live with vitality and peace! I've been a wellness & adventure guide for over 20 years and seek out incredible teachers to collaborate with in our programs. We work with Veterans, Women's Groups, Athletes, Corporations, and private clients. We live for the transformations that happen every day through Ondalu ~ here's a taste for you of what you can learn here:
It's your one true home! I've shared yoga and outdoor adventures with thousands of students from truly all walks of life since 1996 cultivating a practice that brings you into a state of relaxed, empowered presence. Rediscover how to trust your body and live in every corner of it with alignment, strength and ease.
Thoughts are things! Yoga's lesser-known tools of pranayama breathing and meditation combined with coaching help you clear your mind and let go of limiting beliefs. Learn to manage your nervous system and enjoy a clear, present state of mind.
Food is where your body and mind come together in karmic action that connects you to all of life. Our nutrition programs can be a quick reset or a deep dive into learning life-long skills for health and resilience. Learn 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.
in studio or remotely
Yoga with me is a customized practice tailored to your needs. Our studio has safe infrared heat for joint health and detoxification. I teach flow, restorative, adaptive, and am a breath and meditation coach.
Nutrition programs are a way to reset your personal habits, lifestyle and goals with in depth holistic nutrition training. Yoga combo available!
Retreats immerse you in play, outdoor adventure, and Ondalu tools for mind, body and spirit. Join the newsletter for invitations to workshops, events and retreats with partners!
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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!Learn More
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. Join my newsletter to stay involved!Support CAMO Here
"I learned more in one workshop with Emily than in 8 weeks of yoga with the V.A. "
"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."
"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."
"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!""
"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"
"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. "
For a limited time, I've opened up a few Free Discovery Sessions this summer for you to learn more about my coaching and our Ondalu programs. Click below to find a time for us to chat!
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