For Erika Bolstad, yoga is much like her career in journalism: Both are about spreading light and shifting perspective. Her influences are multidisciplinary, with an emphasis on movement and awareness. Her vinyasa classes are about cultivating space and ease in the heart, mind and body to better breathe, love and create. Her specialty is helping people feel comfortable in their bodies, by offering them the space to be curious and the skills to observe without judgment.
She teaches private lessons and studio classes at The Grinning Yogi and Root Whole Body in Portland, Ore. Find her at