Erin first engaged with yoga after a knee injury challenged her to explore new ways of managing anxiety and engaging the physical body. Since then, asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), and the study of Yoga Philosophy and Ayurvedic Medicine have become integral to her daily life! As in her own daily practice, Erin’s classes emphasize breath control, alignment integrity, and deep core engagement, all toward the end of cultivating self-awareness—on and off the mat.
Erin deeply respects the reciprocal learning process inherent to teaching (yoga). Erin completed a 200-hour YTT through Yoga Shakti, a studio dedicated to the preservation and transmission of traditional yoga knowledge and practices. More recently, Erin completed the 500-hour YTT, which focuses on the anatomical, theoretical, and experiential aspects of both Yoga and Ayurveda. With a (bilingual) Ph.D. in Latina/Chicana Studies, Erin has taught at universities and youth/senior centers and worked in nonprofit settings, as well as leading self-defense classes and environmental activist workshops. In 2020, Erin’s love for and commitment to yoga also inspired her to offer donation-based outdoor yoga and virtual classes/workshops year-round, a program that continues today.
Delighted to participate in the Eugene Yoga community, Erin looks forward to getting to know you and your practice!