Emily Fine, owner/founder of Pure Soul Movement (previously known as Soul Step Dance Studio), began her love affair with movement at the young age of 6, training as a classical dancer. She realized very early on that dancing wasn't only a powerful tool to build physical strength and flexibility but also confidence; a means of self expression, exploration, and understanding. This realization solidified a passion that has carried her through a profound life-long transformational journey which still translates into her teaching today. After living in San Francisco for nearly a decade working, teaching, and training as a professional dancer, Emily moved back to Traverse City to open Soul Step Dance Studio in 2009. She wanted to create a space that was safe and comfortable for people of all ages to be able to experience the gift of dance and movement the way that she had at such a young age. Her classes continued to develop and take on a style and feeling that was far beyond just the physical benefits. In June 2015, Emily wanted to expand her knowledge, to further explore the mind-body connection, and received her RYT- 200 hour Yoga teacher certification with Jenny Lindvedt. Now, as a qualified Yoga teacher with over 15 years of teaching experience under her belt, she seeks to share the total healing and transformational benefits of dance and yoga. With her deep intuitive nature and unique style of teaching, combined with music, mantra and breath work, each one of Emily’s classes will take you on a rhythmic journey towards self-acceptance, self-realization and self-empowerment.