ABOUT

Erika first turned to yoga in 2013 for exercise and stress relief during graduate school. It wasn't long before she realized the extensive benefits of the practice beyond the mat. Yoga empowered and strengthened her while also helping to find peace and serenity within chaos. These powerful effects motivated Erika to become a yoga teacher, and she swiftly enrolled in the 200 hour training program at Inspire Yoga. Erika has spent most of her life dancing, and her training is a large part of her movement and class sequencing. She incorporates elements of grace and strength into her classes so students feel as if they are flowing through their own yoga dance. Erika's strengths are teaching Vinyasa Flow, Slow Flow and Yin classes. She is known to include fun music playlists, creative sequencing, core work, and plenty of anatomical cueing in her classes. Erika believes that you can achieve physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance from a consistent yoga practice, and she hopes to share the benefits of yoga with as many people as possible. Erika is an experienced 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher and also holds an MFA in Dance from Texas Women's University. In addition to teaching yoga, Erika teaches in the Department of Dance at Texas Woman's University and Tarrant County College. Erika is mama to a feisty, orange cat, named Oliver, who loves to join her on her yoga mat from time to time.

photo: wilderlove co

photo: wilderlove co

TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is inspired by the various disciplines I have studied throughout my life including dance, yoga, and Pilates. I've blended the best of each forms into a practice that helps to serve your personal transformation with creativity, intuition, and resilience. In my classes, I aim to create an experience of flow

 

"Flow is the absence of resistance. Flow encourages meditation in motion: When you ride the flow like a wave, it moves you out of your head and into your body and the present moment."  - Baron Baptiste

 

I begin each class with a centering posture to bring awareness to the body and mind. I always invite students to feel empowered in their practice by modifying or amplifying whenever necessary. Classes always close with a resting posture to allow the body to absorb the benefits of the practice. Whether you take a heated Flow class with dynamic, continuous sequencing or a gentle Yin class to redirect the flow of energy via deep stretch, after a class with me, you will feel balanced and radiant.

CLASSES

AQUA YOLATES

A blend of Yoga and Pilates postures on an inflatable fitness mat in a pool. Practice alignment, balance, flexibility, and strength on the water.

This class is seasonal. Please check my Schedule page for class offerings.

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga is the practice of performing of yoga while stand up paddle surfing (SUP) in calm water.

This class is seasonal. Please check my Schedule page for class offerings.

SUP YOGA

This is a slow moving, deep stretching practice that penetrates deep into the connective tissues of the body, expanding flexibility while invigorating the energy centers of the body.

YIN

This type of class is beginner-friendly and is comprised of poses that range from gentle to challenging emphasizing slow, full breath and safe alignment.

SLOW FLOW

Erika's signature class style. This type of class coordinates movement and breath in a creative sequence that flows from one pose to the next.

FLOW

CERTIFICATIONS

RYT 500 | Yoga Alliance

E-RYT 200 | Yoga Alliance

YACEP | Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

SUP Yoga Teacher | Limitless SUP Yoga

Pilates Mat Teacher | Twisted Bodies Pilates & Yoga

IYT 300 / IYT 200 | Inspire Yoga Teacher

CPR AED | American Heart Association

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