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Erin Fleming

Erin Fleming

Erin Fleming

Erin Fleming

 

Erin Fleming

Erin Fleming

Erin Fleming
Erin has been teaching yoga for more than 25 years. She is a certified 500-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) with the Yoga Alliance, and a certified MELT Method instructor. Additionally, while living in England, she was certified by the British Wheel of Yoga, a three-year yoga teacher training program recognized by the British government.
Although she teaches multiple yoga styles, 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. She learned from the best, training extensively with master Yin Yoga instructors Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, and Erich Schiffmann. Erin’s audio CD “Yin Yoga: The Essential Practice” won rave reviews from Yoga Journal and Alternative Medicine Magazine.
 
Erin also teaches beginning yoga, vigorous Vinyasa yoga flow 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.
 
In 2012, Erin added to her teaching repertoire by receiving a double certification as an instructor of the MELT Method, a specialized connective tissue release protocol which promotes healing and eliminates pain.
In response to current COVID-19 restrictions and studio closures, Erin has established a strong online presence by conducting classes and private yoga sessions via Zoom. All Yin Yoga, Yoga Flow, and MELT Method classes are currently accessible on the live Zoom links. As well, in August 2020 Erin began a partnership with the University of Redlands, home of the San Francisco Theological Seminary, to teach outdoor classes at the Labyrinth when weather permits.
 
Erin is also experienced in creating yoga programs for both fitness facilities and private companies. In 2003, she developed the yoga program at Bay Club Marin and served as the Yoga Director there for 12 years, leading a staff of 65 teachers with over 40 classes per week. Currently she remains an instructor at BCM. In 2004, Erin also created the yoga program for the employees at Lucas Films and taught there for 12 years.
 
In May 2020, Erin was invited to join the medical staff of Blue Wave Medicine, an Integrative Medicine Practice headed by Dr. Brad Jacobs that is based at Cavallo Point in Sausalito, California. Working among Dr. Jacob's seasoned team of practitioners, Erin’s specialties and private patient sessions include movement, meditation, yoga and the MELT Method.
 
Through her yoga company, Yogadeva International, Erin has led retreats, teacher trainings, and workshops in over 20 countries, including in England, North Wales, Spain, Denmark, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, France, Italy, Hawaii, Monaco, Greece, India, Bali, Thailand and Singapore. Although her 2020 retreats were postponed due to the
coronavirus and travel restrictions, retreats to Spain and Greece are scheduled to resume in Fall 2021.
 
Erin is a Marin County, California native and received her degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco. When not teaching or leading a retreat, Erin is still a perpetual student taking Gyrokinesis, Pilates and anatomy classes. A lover of the outdoors, she can also be found in her garden playing with her cats, or hiking through hills of Marin.
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Years Teaching

20+ years

Style

Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Qigong Yoga Flow, and MELT Method

Inspiration

Vibrant good health of body, mind and soul! Yoga is praying with my body!

 

FAQ

What inspired you to teach yoga?

My father was my first inspiration. I grew up practicing yoga with him in the mornings before school. For decades I passionately studied ballet, jazz, modern dance, and theater arts. Finally in the early '80s I returned full-circle to fully embrace yoga again as a heartfelt practice.

Who are your most influential teachers?

Erich Schiffmann, Sarah Powers, and Paul Grilley

How would you describe your style?

Joyful, creative, safe but respectfully challenging, calming yet enlivening, breath-based, meditative, and FUN! No class is ever the same!

Why do you feel retreats are transformational?

Getting away and experiencing new cultures is truly life changing! But adding the anchor of yoga for a group traveling together enriches the experience.

What is your favorite pose to teach?

Any pose that makes you tingle!

What is your favorite pose to practice?

Ardha Chandrasana... because it makes me tingle.

What are your favorite places to travel?

England, Spain, Denmark, Bali, India, Cuba, Tasmania, and Sonoma
 
 

Testimonials

J. Lillis, Royal Bali

The trip was amazing. Erin Fleming did an outstanding job, not only with our yoga sessions but throughout the entire stay. The day of Nyepi, she conducted a meditation session followed with an amazing ceremony. Every activity was well planned, with guides that shared the beauty of Bali through formal and informal conversation.

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K, Maher, Maui

Just loved the overall experience. The people I met were wonderful, and the setting couldn't be better. I liked that I had the free time to go off on my own, but I really valued the company of the others on the trip.

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S. Janachowski, Maui

Just thank you for making it so easy and wonderful!

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