Erica has always had a passion for movement. Though initially resistant to yoga, her mother encouraged her to practice Ashtanga regularly as a young athlete. While living in Chicago, she fell in love with cycling and power vinyasa, using both as tools to express and redirect her inner fire. Progressively realizing that the intellectual benefits outweighed the physical benefits, Erica's teachings continued to shift with the power of self-study. Erica is an RYT-500 instructor currently sharing her love for well-aligned movements in Detroit. She approaches her classes with a devotion to exploring the physical potential and the potency of breath-work. Constantly weaving the threads of other movement modalities into the yoga practice, she pulls great influence from her weekly Iyengar practices and passion for strength training. Erica is continuously finding unique ways to incorporate props into the yoga practice, promoting mobility, stability, and strength where least expected. She encourages her students to move with a sense of embodiment, deep inquisition, and laughter.
9 + years
Hatha-Vinyasa & Iyengar Influences
Functional and intuitive movements
Italy and the United Kingdom
My mother continuously bringing me back to my yoga mat as a teenage girl. Progressively realizing that the intellectual benefits outweighed the physical benefits and learning how powerful that self-study was (and still is).
Rocky Heron, Carrie Owerko, BKS Iyengar, Sara Strother, Christina Corso, Jason Crandell
Physically and intellectually stimulating yet always encouraging a sense of playfulness. Each class is an opportunity fo every individual to explore their own physical, pranic and emotional potentials.
As much as retreats are a great opportunity to connect with others, they are also a a rare time when people get to cultivate a deep sense of self-study in their yoga practice. Retreats are an exceptional way to travel and immerse ones Self in a new culture, while embodying their yoga on and off the mat.
Utkatasana/Chair Pose inviting students to explore the vastness within the largest area in the human body.
Ardha Chandrasana/Half Moon incorporating external load via resistance bands, yoga chairs and the wall.