After studying Kinesiology and working in a career as a personal trainer, Erika began her journey on the path of yoga as an avid fitness enthusiast. It didn’t take long before the transformation occurring from within her own practice led her to complete her first 200 RYT in 2014, centered around the practice of power vinyasa flow. After teaching for a few years, she was compelled to return to deepen her interdisciplinary studies of yoga and completed her second 200 RYT in 2018, this time focusing deeper on the awareness and intelligence of the “subtle” effects of the practice. Erika has since earned her 500 RYT and in April 2021 achieved her certification to also teach the MELT Method.
Erika’s approach to teaching is centered around the breath, as she feels this is where the timeless aspect of awareness in the present moment begins. She supports her students with cues for safety and alignment and believes that in both yoga and MELT we learn by listening to our own inner wisdom. Through this, one develops an intrinsic tool that will continue to guide us in our practice and in life.