“We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.”
From Erika’s early days on the soccer field and tennis court, through triathlons and to today’s balance of yoga, swimming, and running – her practice always returns to the linking of breath and movement.
In addition to her YogaWorks Teacher Trainings, she has studied under Senior Teacher Chad Hamrin, and is also certified in TRX-Group Suspension Training, YogaWorks-Sculptworks, and both YogaWorks Barworks and Stott Pilates Total Barre.
Erika believes that everybody has their own path in life, and that with patience and laughter, the possibilities are endless.
Alignment based flow & Yin yoga
Beyond being able to share the practice and the movements, I teach because I believe in supporting change, especially in people. To step on a mat or even into a studio means you are there because you want something to shift. Emotionally, physically, or both. I've watched countless students over the years find inner and physical strength they thought was lost or never even there - watching them change is everything. I believe everyone has their own path in life, and with patience and laughter, the possibilities are endless.
My classes are designed to build flexibility, mobility, strength, and endurance, while acknowledging that every body is different. I believe in the need to balance out strong vinyasa with the subtleness of yin poses. Students are encouraged to listen to their bodies and to learn how to feel the poses in addition to seeing them.
Poses change from week to week and even from morning to night. At night my favorite poses are deep yin-style folds and twists to help relax the body and release any tension from earlier in the day.