Emma Rowse

My passion for food began early when mum insisted that each of her three children learn a dish and cook once a week as a way of contributing to the running of our home. I loved the process of taking great ingredients and turning them into something delicious and even more, the pleasure of sharing food with others. I can still remember the excitement of cooking my first recipe from memory. In my early teens I took over cooking for the whole family, teaching myself from a well-worn copy of the Cranks recipe book. Cooking and sharing food with people I love is one of my greatest pleasures.

My yoga journey began in 2002 with an Iyengar class, which gave me a wonderful grounding in good posture and a focus on safe alignment. In the intervening years I have discovered as much benefit from yoga for my mental wellbeing especially during periods of extreme stress, as for my physical health. I happily remain a yoga student, relishing this one space in my week where I can be solely focused on my practice and calm my mind. In co-creating Lime House Yoga, I have been able to combine my love of yoga with my love of growing, cooking and eating delicious, healthy food and sharing it with likeminded people. I manage the studio and cater for our workshops and retreats.

Alongside Lime House Yoga, I run my own management consultancy company working with the NHS, local government and voluntary organisations to improve the delivery of care services across the South West region. I am the co-founder and director of Lime House Yoga and The Retreat, a qualified coach, trustee of Volunteer Cornwall one of our local Cornish Charities and am setting up a community woodland social enterprise in West Cornwall.