Emily Forte

Emily is the Owner and Director of Verge Yoga, in Wayne, PA and has been practicing yoga for 15 years, and teaching for 8 years. Emily is a graduate of the Verge Yoga Teacher Training Program and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She is currently completing a 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training.

“Yoga and mindfulness have allowed me to find balance in a fast-paced world, and to enjoy the moment rather than always trying to plan for the future. For me, it’s about progress over perfection, and truly enjoying the journey of life and of your yoga practice.”

Emily found yoga during her college years, and became a dedicated student during her graduate studies, when stress seemed to be at an all-time high, and free time was almost non-existent. A friend took her to a heated power-vinyasa studio, and she had no idea what a life-changing journey she was about to embark on. She has been exploring yoga and mindfulness ever since that first class, and is continuously surprised at the ways yoga transforms her mind and body. Emily wants to bring that same awareness to her students, and hopes to give them the space to find their own inspiration during their practice. She is also a student of the Penn Program for Mindfulness, and has completed graduate level courses in mindfulness.

Along with her work at Verge Yoga, Emily loves teaching yoga to college students and college athletes at Villanova University, Saint Joseph's University, and Swarthmore College.
Emily has an MA in Student Affairs in Higher Education and a BA in Public Relations/Journalism, both from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Emily worked in Higher Education and Leadership for 12 years before moving into full-time yoga. When she isn't at Verge or on her mat, Emily enjoys spending time with her dog, Cali, and her fiance Brian, running, swimming, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), rock climbing, traveling, finding new restaurants, beach trips, and being on or near any body of water.