Emmy Cleaves first met Bikram Choudhury at a Yoga demonstration in 1973. After practicing with him somewhat skeptically, she visited India to investigate Yoga techniques for herself. She discovered there that his method and way of teaching was the most efficacious and precise. Upon returning to Los Angeles she devoted herself to studying and eventually teaching Bikram Yoga. She has dedicated the last forty-one years of her life to teaching and spreading the healing and regenerative power of Yoga.