Erika’s class was transformative. I was having a bad day and her demeanor and flow got me laughing and releasing all that toxic energy in my body. Erika is such a knowledgeable teacher- every time I take one of her classes I learn new poses, and new ways to get into shapes I’m familiar with. Thank you Erika!
Shamina’s passion for yoga spans over 20 years. Born in India, her childhood was steeped in the cultures of the East. Growing up she travelled throughout India, the Far East and parts of Africa, all the while soaking in the teachings of these different cultures. She brings what she absorbed over the years to her classes believing in the benefits of yoga for all people.
As a mother, Shamina has paid special attention to yoga for teens and teaches workshops that encompass asana, pranayama, mindfulness & meditation to build self-confidence, self-awareness and mostly, self-love at an early age. She also teaches young adults the Foundations of Hatha yoga in the Mind Body Program Pratt Institute.
Off the mat, her yoga practice grounds her work as a birth doula as she encourages women to connect to their bodies through mindfulness, movement and breath as they bring their babies into this world and transition into motherhood. She is a Certified birth doula, Lactation Counselor and Prenatal yoga instructor.
Shamina’s classes incorporate meditation, pranayam and thoughtful sequencing in a breath-centered vinyasa practice bringing awareness to the connection of the work we do on the mat to our lives off the mat. Shamina is grateful for the inspiring people she continues to meet along the way and is reminded and lifted up each class of how yoga brings people together, no matter what our backgrounds are.