First and foremost, since 1999, Cloud Nine Yoga has developed and perfected an in-depth yoga study course (Basic 200-hour Yoga Teaching Certification) and a 500-hour Master Yoga Teacher Training Program. Our teachers take pride in bringing the practice down-to-earth. Our Anatomy of Yoga series (included in each program) is a specialized track unto its own. This circle of knowledge, where each student is respected and supported, offers a holistic and non-dogmatic system of learning. We teach the "fun kind" of yoga -- the style or type where people laugh, learn, integrate, and grow.
Erika Faith is the founder and director of Cloud Nine Yoga Schools, nationally recognized by The Yoga Alliance at the highest level since 2002.
“I am a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and Yoga Instructor Trainer ( 500) certified by the White Lotus Foundation in 1998. I currently reside in Southern California where I train yoga teachers and students in Riverside, San Diego, and Orange counties. Along with a huge support network of talented teachers, trainers and fitness/holistic practitioners, I am leading retreats, facilitating classes, conducting workshops and empowering others through the sacred art and practice of Yoga.
I engage my students with playful yoga sequences that potently produce a meditative atmosphere for inquiry and inner awareness. Using specific breathing techniques with internal visualizations and vocal affirmation, practitioners often find themselves releasing deeply. Creating a safe, sacred and supportive space, I guide my classes with radiant poetry and rhythmic music. My goal is to offer a true journey into the heart of being human.
My teaching techniques include using healing touch, partner work, mindful adjustments, aromatherapy and universal spiritual concepts to empower each person to open themselves. There is an ecstatic quality to how I teach; in that, every practitioner is offered choices and the encouragement to tune into their own needs. Poses are used as medicine for the body – as templates to work from – rather than conform to.”
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