Training & Qualifications
Erika is a Senior Yoga Teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals. She teaches Vinyasa flow, Yin yoga, Restorative yoga, meditation and mindfulness in the context of group classes, private tuition, corporate workshops and well-being days and teacher trainings, for those wishing to embark on the path of teaching yoga.
Erika is passionate about sharing the power that a yoga and meditation practice can unleash within us, helping us live a healthier, fuller, more balanced and attuned life. Her yoga classes are non-dogmatic and encourage students to find their own way of practicing within their range of motion and ability. Her classes are challenging both physically and mentally, but at the same time accessible and inclusive. Erika is a true teacher and is interested in sharing her love of yoga, meditation, mindfulness and Eastern Philosophy to facilitate clients learning and growing in their practice, under her experienced guidance.
Erika qualified as a 500 hour RYT yoga teacher in 2009 with the Art of Contemporary Yoga (registered with Yoga Alliance US), under the guidance of Joanne Avison (author of Yoga: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement), Alex Filmer-Loch (Author, teacher, therapist) and Linda D’Antal (founder of Treehouse Yoga).
She has continued her training path since and qualifying with Bo Forbes completing her Integrated Yoga Therapeutics online training as well as graduating on a 200 hour meditation, stress management, applied philosophy and eastern psychology Training with Alexander Filmer-Loch from Inside Meditation.
Erika is trained in pre and post-natal yoga and with Sally Parkes Yoga and also holds a foundation certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Erika has a corporate background, where she spent the first two decades of her career. It is during her time in the City, that she started practicing yoga, as a way of keeping her body mobile and healthy and addressing the stress that she was encountering in her daily life. She has always been active and has had a love of movement from a very young age through dance and gymnastics mainly. She loves leading an active and conscious lifestyle, with the belief that a healthy and balanced body and mind lead to more fulfilment and contentment.