Who is Emma Fitzgerald?
Emma is the FIRST child in the world to survive birth with a Congenital Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, surviving her first Open Abdominal Aortic (AAA) Bypass Surgery at 1 MONTH OLD, for what medical professionals call “a medical miracle mystery”. Emma, is an anomaly for setting precedent in the International Public Medical database, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=2645984%5Buid%5D
for being the first survivor of this rare condition discovered at birth.
As far as dated literature goes back, Emma is the eldest of approximately 11 survivors internationally, out of the 26 reported cases, to-date.
Emma had complications going into her adulthood, requiring her to have a 2nd Open Abdominal AAA Bypass surgery at age 21. Thereafter, she had her 3rd open AAA Bypass surgery at the young age of 31, making her a "3rd time survivor" of Open Abdominal Aortic Bypass Surgery, a procedure with severe risks to life that increase with every additional operation that is crucially required to preserve her life. Emma is considered "miraculous" because Congenital Aortic Aneurysm survival in infants is highly uncommon. What is common however, are Aortic Aneurysms in people aged 50+ years, which is why it is extremely abnormal for Emma to have been born with one. Emma being an anomaly medically and anatomically, manages her condition that has yet to have a diagnosed origin, nor a regulated treatment plan. Emma embraces her condition, and navigates her own course of rehabilitation through combining holistic and conventional intervention. Emma uses her own experiences with her medical battle, to bring awareness to the importance of living a wellness inspired lifestyle, managing cardiovascular health and bringing understanding to illnesses that cannot be “seen with the naked eye”. Emma's experience in surgical rehabilitation is unique, and brings a special compassion and awareness to her teaching style. Emma's combination of skillset and passion aims to help others know that they are not alone on their wellness journey. Emma's technique focuses on mindset and physical health through teaching customized Yoga classes and facilitating Wellness Coaching sessions. Emma's approach makes connections through linking awareness with mind, body and emotional resilience.
Emma honours her path by sharing her story publicly, motivating others to "Push through the odds against them", and inspiring individuals to take ownership and accountability over their own life.
Studio Yoga & Meditation
Emma runs a boutique service providing Yoga classes, Workshops and Events out of local studios and corporate offices. A variety of Yoga styles are offered, specializing in Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Yin, Meditation and customized classes.
Alongside teaching yoga, Emma uses her teaching education and experience to provide a Teaching Consultancy service to Yoga Teachers, assisting further development of knowledge and skills in areas such as Teaching Methodology, Anatomy, Adjustments, Alignment and Yoga Teacher Training facilitation.
BENEFITS OF YOGA
+ Improves concentration, memory, and emotional wellbeing
+ Nourishes joints, bones, and aligns posture
+ Stimulates circulatory system, boosts digestive system
+ Improves flexibility, and range of motion
+ Source of injury therapy
Mentorship & Coaching
"A place to be supported, and reminded of the opportunities we have to learn, to grow, and to spread happiness by inner peace"
"WELLNESS BEGINS IN THE MIND, SOARS THROUGH THE SOUL AND RESULTS IN THE BODY" - Fitzyoga
Emma in the Community
Emma loves to travel, motivationally speaking at special events, sharing her story of "Surviving the Odds Against Her" and inspiring you to "Believe in miracles while Living a Life Outside of the Box". Emma leads with self-awareness, emotional resilience and well being, offering her tips for navigating through a Wellness Lifestyle using Alternative Holistic health methods and Conventional means.
Emma is a brand ambassador in the community for Canadian owned company LOLE since 2017, advocating the brand phrase, "Live Out Loud Everyday".
Emma facilitates community Meet-ups, Wellness programs, and is an active participant in the annual global LOLE WHITE TOUR.
Emma is involved in her local community with youth mentorship, recreational activities, and community building initiatives.
You may also see Emma in a local Open Mic, or stage performance, sharing her passion for music.