Erika began her journey on the path of yoga in 2009. Having a background of a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a career as a personal trainer, she was initially attracted to the practice for the fitness benefits. It didn’t take long before the transformation occurring within her from the deeper teachings of yoga, led her to complete her first 200 RYT program in 2014, centered around the practice of power vinyasa flow. After teaching for two years, Erika was compelled to return to her studies and completed her second 200 RYT in January of 2018, graduating from the School of Gentle Yoga with an additional focus on the awareness and the wisdom of the “subtle” effects of the practice. She is currently working on her 500 RYT. 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 an emphasis on listening to their own inner wisdom, allowing for discovery of their freedom within the practice.