Erica Pontalti

Turin TO
Italy
Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

48 Reviews

I teach in English and Italian (English profile below) - Insegno anche in italiano!

Mi sono innamorata dello yoga a a Bali (Indonesia) dove ho vissuto per 7 anni. Là ho frequentato più di 1000 ore di corsi per istruttori di yoga diventando RYT 500 (insegnante certificato a livello internazionale Yoga Alliance) e diventando supervisore dei corsi di abilitazione YA.
Ho accompagnato circa 7000 allievi in oltre 900 ore di lezione.
Avendo iniziato “da grande” sono sempre molto felice di aiutare i principianti a trovare la loro via personale per la pratica di yoga, respiro e meditazione.
Ho insegnato in lezioni pubbliche e private, workshop, corsi di formazione e ritiri yoga in Italia, Indonesia, Marocco e Spagna.
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Sono disponibile per lezioni private a domicilio.

I moved to Bali in 2011 with my family and dreams. I have attended over 1000 hours of immersive Yoga Teacher Training with Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio (Ubud, Bali), and now I’m a RYT 500, Yoga Alliance certified teacher 500 hours.
In my preparation I focused on Vinyasa, Gentle Flow, Restorative and Yin, with a great attention on alignment.
I'm happy to help beginners find their personal path to yoga, meditation and a regular practice.
I taught almost 7.000 people in over 600 classes.
I have been Events Supervisor for the RYA school Radiantly Alive for the Level 1 and Level 2 Trainings in 2016 managing operations.

Thank you to Ulrike Reinhold Photography, Simo Cocco Photography and a bunch of friends for pics!

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Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

48 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga con il sorriso leggerezza e professionalità

Ho la fortuna di seguire le lezioni di Erica in Yogaunion Hatha e Yin yoga...la sensazione che provo durante le lezioni è quella di serenità.... leggerezza...buon umore e soprattutto mi riporta ad una dimensione di non competitività con me stessa...la mia voglia di far bene si placa e cresce il desiderio di stare semplicemente bene...di ascoltarmi e rispettare il mio sentire... i miei limiti. Un'ora di pace...benessere puro...professionalità....preparazione....esperienza e grande energia positiva. Continuerò a seguire Erica in yogaunion ma spero anche in qualche ritiro per il mondo. Namaste Erica ?

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A real fantastic yoga and life coach

From the beginning yoga style with Erica, I am so satisfied and renovated also. She is a fantastic yoga and life coach, very quiet and experienced. Just try her!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Also English lessons!

My first English lesson. Very amazing :-)

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Spagueti yoga

Erica knows her yoga and gives a fluid and joyful class. She is a wonderful person and that shines through and makes her classes accepting, warm and very inspiring.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
naturale, spontanea, fantastica!

Ho fatto la mia prima lezione di vinyasa con Erica ed è stata davvero fantastica. Lei ti contagia con il suo entusiasmo e la sua dolcezza, e ha una visione "inclusiva" che ti aiuta ad accettare te stessa, nella tua pratica in quel particolare momento, senza giudicarti e senza entrare in competizione. Si vede che ha molta esperienza da come adatta il suo insegnamento a tante persone di livelli diversi nella stessa classe, prestando attenzione ad ognuno. E' vivace, dinamica e divertente, e riesce a sdrammatizzare i momenti di fatica e sforzo e rendere la lezione un'esperienza gioiosa. Consigliatissima per persone di qualsiasi livello. Cercherò di frequentare le sue lezioni più possible e scoprire la pratica vinyasa con lei

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Great teacher

I took many Gentle Flow classes with Erica at Radiantly Alive in Ubud (Bali) and I always felt great. She is very friendly and shares from her heart. A very talented teacher. I miss her classes and her sense of humour. If you attend one of her classes you will feel like at home. Love from Ubud <3

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Caring, genuine yoga teacher with huge heart!

I had the pleasure of attending Erica's classes in Bali as well as getting a lot of support in workshops. She genuinely loves to serve and does it with a smile and warm heart. She can offer a beautiful gentle class or a high intensity class, depending on the needs of the students and the type of class. I really felt love bursting out of her every time she spoke. She was a wonderful teacher at Radiantly Alive in Ubud. She is also an amazing event coordinator.

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She coordinated so much for the yoga teacher training, raw food chef training and transformational events that I took part in. She was always available for a hug, support or a admin detail that needed attention. I appreciated her so much. Bali will miss her, but Italy is lucky to have her back. Augeri on your transition Erica!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
I miss Erica

I took part in many of Erica's sessions at Radiantly Alive in Ubud. They were the highlight of my attendance there. So sorry she has now left. She is a wonderful teacher with a great sense of humor and is always there to correct those slight glitches in your posture. I went to Yin, Restorative and (early morning) Gentle Flow classes. They were not to be missed. Now I might have to go to Italy just to do them again. Well, yes, why not?

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Amazing

I've had the pleasure of going to quite of few of Erica's classes in Ubud, Bali! She's such an amazing, bubbly and friendly person. Great teacher. Her vinyasa class was the happiest place to be in the morning. Looking forward to joining her again in the future.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
amazing teaching along the yoga class

so happy to see you in the class at radiantly alive ubud bali, it's been quite long didn't see you again as you travel somewhere and i went to india for few months, really miss you class with gentle teaching, very clear queing and your fresh joke make the class so amazing, hope to see you again in yoga class soon when you are back to bali

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Great yoga - big heart

Very happy to know Erica is back in Italy for a while and will be radiating her warm and lively personality over the peninsula together with her yoga classes.
Non perdetevela se la incrociate sul cammino e sennò… andatela a cercare ;) E’ un’insegnante estremamente preparata ed abile in un’ampia varietà di stili di yoga, molto dedicata, capace di grande accoglienza e sense of humor. Quando esci ti senti meglio non solo perché hai fatto yoga, ma anche perché hai fatto yoga con Erica.

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
warm and friendly and vibrant

I met Erica at Radiantly Alive and was instantly taken with her warm and vibrant energy. We became friends and had a lovely connection over the 4 weeks I was in Ubud. She was passionate about her Yoga experience and gentle but clear in her teaching.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Big heart. Great Hugs

Erica is a talented teacher and beautiful soul. She welcomes everyone into the room with her bright and contagious energy. Then, through a breath practiced, dropped in and fun class, she brings people closer to presence, and themselves.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I met Erica in Ubud, dragged to Radiantly Alive by an American friend, in love with her lessons! I found an inspired teacher from sincere humankind and at the same time humble in propounding the right practice for each one! Who knows how to measure humor, practical sense and spirituality! I've been taught and practiced for 13 years, but erica has given me new ideas for my practice and my teaching!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Empatica, appassionata, entusiasta.

Un'insegnante, sorridente, entusiasta e simpatica, empatica e sensibile preparata e attenta... insomma un buon modo per avvicinarsi allo yoga, per anarlo e sentirsi a proprio agio nella pratica. Grazie Erica!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Fun and Energic Class

I am Balinese and never been doing yoga before. Until I am in Erica's class and I am in love with Yoga. Love Erica's style of teaching,the music and especially smile in her face, fun and I am happy to be in her class.
I miss her and best of Luck.
Komang

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
The Good Side Of Kooky!

I love Erica's classes. She infuses her yogic style with humour, (often related to the music used in the class), fun and vitality. She is colourful and her internal light and zest for life shines through as she teaches. Mix with that a gorgeous slice of 'Kooky' and you're onto a winner!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Inspiring lively cool yoga

Erica's classes always wale me up from the comfortable lazyness and inspire me to want to reach for more - more peace, more fun, more excitement, more pleasure, more sharing... and ultimately more love.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
I love Erica I miss Erica's yoga class ♥

I felt so happy when I attend Erica's yoga class.
She have a happy energy so I was very happy during the Erica's yoga class :)
I miss her smile :) and I miss her happy yoga music :)
I hope to learn her yoga class again ♥
Thank you so much Erica
Sending love from Korea ♥
Grazie★★★★★

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Beautiful energy

Erica is one of those rare people one meets from time to time that just shines brightly in any situation.
Her Yoga classes are no different.
If you're not feeling great at the end of her classes you probably weren't there.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
La migliore! - The best!

Ho seguito una lezione di yoga per principianti condotta da Erica nel 2015 insieme al mio fidanzato, che era "il principiante" della coppia. Entrambi abbiamo adorato la lezione, il modo giocoso ma deciso di esprimersi di Erica, le sue spiegazioni semplici da comprendere ma precise e dettagliate, e la sua cura nel creare un ambiente piacevole e sicuro dove praticare lo yoga.

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Dopo quell'unica lezione decisi di seguire il corso per diventare insegnante presso la scuola Radiantly Alive, dove Erica insegnava. Ho seguito il corso nell'ottobre 2017, e lei era presente sia come insegnante di yoga, che come manager dell'evento. Il suo supporto e la sua guida sono stati preziosissimi. Spero che la rincontrerò presto per praticarci insieme.

I followed a yoga class for beginners led by Erica in 2015 together with my boyfriend, who at that time was "the beginner". We both enjoyed the class and loved Erica's playful and steady way of teaching, her simple but detailed explanations and cues, and the way she created a pleasant and safe environment. After that class I decided to follow a teacher training at Radiantly Alive, the yoga school where Erica was teaching. I did it in October 2016, and she was there as a yoga teacher and manager. Her support and guidance have been enormously valuable to me during the course. I hope I will have the chance to practice with her again soon!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I love Erica!
Let me count the ways!
Her passion and enthusiasm
Her determination and dedication
Her compassion and empathy
Her humility and sense of humor

All of these qualities of Erica made her the best student while I was her mentor at RA teacher trsinins and then when we were mentors together and then when in an organizational role and finally when she was teaching at the trainings and at the studio.

She is my hero and inspiration! Just a thought of her puts a big smile on my face!
And one of her best qualities: she lives to hug!!!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Erica changed my LIFE

I met Erica in Ubud in Jan 2015. I weighed 95 kgs, sufferred from sore hips, knees and too much self consciousness to get myself up the steps to Rasiantly Alive! . I had practiced yoga in the past, when I was younger and lightr and longed to rreturn to practice. Thanks to Erica's openess and enthusiasm, I made my way up the steps, onto the mat, and today I am looking forward to a November teacher training certification here in November in Mexico. Oh, Ive lost 20 kgs and have only 17 to go!. Gracias Querida Erica!.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
My first lesson

An excellent teacher!

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I love Erika's yoga classes

I attended few different classes with Erika, last one being Yin Yoga. I really enjoy Erika's presence, her sense of humor and her humbleness. She maintains an easy-going atmosphere at her classes which enables me give my best, without the urge to strain my body beyond what it needs or can bear at present. I look forward to taking more of Erika's classes.

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