How did it all begin? It began with a magical book and a deck of cards...
Many years back, Erica was given the book, Light on Yoga and the yoga card deck, Om Yoga in a Box. These two gifts shifted the trajectory of her life and took her on a journey of unexpected healing and happiness.
Years later, after teaching herself yoga through these two tools, and after graduating college, Erica decided to become a yoga teacher. She packed her bags, and headed to Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health for one whole month of an immersive 200hr training. Erica had no idea what to expect, since she had only taken a handful of actual yoga classes in her life and admittedly didn't know what the OM symbol even looked like. She only knew that she loved yoga and wanted to learn more about it. What she received from her training was much more than she could have ever imagined. It was like she had shed an ancient skin and was new again. She's been teaching yoga as a passion and career ever since.
Erica's passion for teaching is rooted in direct knowing and understanding of yoga's healing powers. And through her teaching, she hopes to transmit healing on a deep level. To Erica, the practice of yoga is a sweet balance of discovery of the authentic self and the recovery or rediscovery of the true self.
cred: Monty Knowles
Erica's classes are strong, athletic and flow-y. You may feel worked out, but her classes are not a gym workout disguised as yoga. There's room for that too, and she knows some cool people who teach that way. Erica's classes offer a philosophical/spiritual component without the holier than thou yoga teacher voice or the performance-y "look at me" doo-doo that makes many students want to gag in their mouths and roll their eyes. ;) But maybe she's just projecting. One can count on consistent mind, body, breath cues which are creatively and intelligently sequenced. Alignment cues abound (sorry, not for the fast-paced inclined, or maybe it is) and space is always allowed for intuitive movement. Chill dubstep, atmospheric beats, and traditional yoga music merge with the energy of each class.
Creative and inspired, Erica has a 200hr and 300hr yoga teacher certification from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and a 200hr from Pranotthan School of Yoga, founded by two mentors. When Erica’s not immersed in teaching, she enjoys worshipping the sun, spending quality time with loved ones, watching sci-fi movies and getting right-brained in the clay studio.
Erica leads workshops, retreats and teacher trainings throughout the world. She has immense gratitude for all her teachers who are everywhere and in everything.