Erin’s yoga path as a practitioner and teacher has been inspired by a wide gamut of styles, including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Viniyoga, Anusara, Qigong, and Yin Yoga. Celebrating over 20 years of teaching thousands of students all over the world, her classes are a creative, mindful synthesis of both static and flowing postures and sequences that ultimately cultivate healing and deep body/breath awareness.
Erin’s specialty is Yin Yoga, a profound practice that emphasizes long-held but passive poses which enhance flexibility in the joints and instill lightness and grace in the body. Her audio CD, Yin Yoga: The Essential Practice won rave reviews from Yoga Journal and Alternative Medicine Magazine. It's available on iTunes or through www.yogadeva.com. Erin has trained extensively with Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, and Erich Schiffmann and is a certified 500-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) with the Yoga Alliance. In addition, while living in England for three years, she was certified by the British Wheel of Yoga, an extensive yoga teacher training program recognized by the British government. In 2012, Erin was double-certified as an instructor of the MELT Method, a specialized connective-tissue release protocol which promotes healing and eliminates pain.
Erin also teaches beginning yoga, vigorous Vinyasa flow classes for more seasoned practitioners, and an all-levels mindful-movement class she created called Qigong Yoga Flow. By infusing her classes with warmth, humor, and extensive yoga and movement experience, Erin taps into the vast richness of yoga in a way that surpasses the simple physical practice of asana. Through her yoga company, Yogadeva International, and International Yoga, Erin has led teacher trainings, retreats, and workshops in over 20 countries across the globe. When back home in Marin County, California, Erin teaches private yoga sessions, classes, workshops, and trainings for Bay Club Marin and created the yoga program for the employees at Lucas Films that has been thriving since 2004.
Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Qigong Yoga Flow, and MELT Method
Vibrant good health of body, mind and soul! Yoga is praying with my body!