Emily Weitz McLean

paper fig

Vintage Old Typewriter

Essays, Articles, and Collaborative Book Writing

As a journalist, I've written about social justice and the arts for publications like The New York Times and Vice. As a creative writer, my personal essays have been published on Longreads and elsewhere. I've ghost written two books and am currently at work on a novel.

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Find your center.

My teaching practice is alignment-based with a strong connection to the heart. Educated in the Anusara style, I have 13+ years of teaching experience in New York City and the Hamptons.

Private sessions in your home or mine, at the beach, or via zoom.

I believe that yoga should be available to anyone who wants to practice, and so offer sliding scale rates.

we are all connected

A yoga class to benefit the Paper Fig Foundation. New York City, 6-8pm


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Born & Raised

Upcoming shows

sagaponack distillery 5-7pm


I joined Born & Raised when the band's founder, Chris Kline, accidentally left a half-finished song on my coffee table. In the quiet winter nights, I worked on it, and the next time we saw each other, I sang it back to him. It was then we saw a synergy that is palpable in our harmonies and our original songs.

Born & Raised has played everywhere from Stephen Talkhouse to Murf's Tavern, and we love to play private events as well!


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It's a big world.

Travel is an essential feeder of my soul. I have lived and worked on five different continents, and am always looking for ways to explore this beautiful planet.

As Managing Director of the Paper Fig Foundation, I am constantly collaborating with colleagues in East Africa and worldwide, learning to look at things from another perspective, being challenged, growing. Learn more about how you can become part of the Paper Fig Foundation community at www.paperfig.org.

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