Erika was drawn to yoga after visiting India in 1998 which led her to have a on and off practice for 8 years. She later picked up a solid practice at the Brighton Buddhist Centre, England, in 2006. It was here that Erika became inspired to become a yoga teacher. She later returned to Australia to complete her Advanced Diploma in Yoga Teacher Training (500hrs) at the Australian Yoga Academy. Erika then went on to complete her Certificate of Yogic Philosophy, also at the Australian Yoga Academy, and is interested in Yoga as a means of therapy.
Erika comes from a Hatha/Vinyasa tradition and bases her classes on Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga. Her classes are powerful and challenging yet nourishing. There is a strong emphasis on mindfulness and a unique sense of playfulness to her classes. We take our practice seriously but ourselves lightly.
Erika’s classes are suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced practitioners as various modifications are offered throughout her sessions.
Erika has trained in Yin yoga with teachers such as Jennifer Crescenzo and Sarah Powers. Erika is currently studying a Post Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy and is looking forward to becoming a qualified Yoga Therapist at the end of 2014.