For Erica, yoga has created sacred space in her life to explore and connect more deeply with herself. What began as merely a physical exercise slowly grew into an empowering practice that supported her whole being. Once she started consistently practicing in 2013, Erica became acutely aware of how disconnected she had been from her body and how healing it was to begin to inhabit it more consciously.
Desiring to learn more about yoga and eager to share it with others, Erica attended a 200 hr Vinyasa teacher training. While this expanded her knowledge and personal yoga practice, she felt compelled to dig deeper into the practices of yoga specifically to support people therapeutically in her work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Therefore, she sought out the mentorship of Jessica Patterson in 2015 and then in 2016 began extensive training in yoga therapy modalities with teachers, Michele Lawrence, Nischala Joy Devi, Durga, Maria Mendola, Marc Helpern, Antonio Sausys, Amy Weintraub, Neil Person, and Laura Kupperman.
Erica is also holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health and specializing in the treatment of trauma. She has been trained in EMDR and under psychotherapist, Carolyn Eberle, LPC, learning to combine many modalities that she is most curious and passionate about, such as somatic processing, subtle energy, neuroscience, and attachment theory for the treatment of trauma.
Erica is continually integrating what she has learned in these trainings into her own daily life, as well as in her yoga teaching and work as a therapist. She whole-heartedly believes there is healing power in consciously connecting with one’s body, mind, and entire being through the nourishing practices of yoga. Erica is dedicated to creating and holding sacred, nonjudgmental space for her students and clients to connect more deeply with their truest, most authentic selves.Studio Calendar