Emily Hyland is the co-founder of Pizza Loves Emily restaurants, EMILY, Emmy Squared, and VIOLET where all pizzas wood-fired, Detroit-style, and grilled come to life alongside the award-winning Emmy Burger and Le Big Matt. Before opening the restaurants, Emily was a vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga teacher; she is highly interested in the therapeutic aspects of the practice and especially enjoys working with those who seek to integrate breath into mindful, everyday living. Emily is also a published poet whose work has appeared in the Brooklyn Review, Sixfold, and Stretching Panties. Her most recent manuscript, “The Storming Year,” is based on her experiences as a public school English teacher and instructional coach in NYC. When Emily is not slicing pizza or pouring wine into people's mouths, she can be found on the yoga mat and snuggling up to her two beautiful cats: Joy and Wheelie.