Erin has deep experience in utilizing yoga to facilitate healing from physical and psychological injury and illness. She began practicing yoga in 2001 to heal from a year long bout with Lyme disease. Since then, she’s utilized yoga to support her in healing from several serious health challenges including aggressive breast cancer, subsequent brain injuries caused by chemotherapy toxicity (that mimicked Alzheimer’s), and severe spinal cord injury and neurosurgery. In parallel, due to related pain & sleep issues due to her illness & injuries, Erin was prescribed opiates & benzodiazepines; when this resulted in dependence, Erin relied on her yoga and mindfulness practice to facilitate withdrawal and support in recovery.
Erin received her Kripalu teaching certification in 2015. In 2017, continuing the path of yoga for healing, Erin was certified as a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F), a treatment to help people heal from the effects of trauma. She has also studied Yoga for Cancer (y4c) and yoga for recovery.
Erin continues to teach in the Kripalu tradition, in addition to yoga for healing. She has over 500 hrs. in yoga training and is certified as Kripalu KYT 200-hr. and JRI Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga TCTSY 300-hr. yoga facilitator.
In addition to teaching yoga, and while continuing to recover from cancer, brain & spinal cord injury, Erin is combining these recent "lessons learned" with her prior 25 years of experience as a software/technology executive and infusing that into her current work to create programs that help people thrive throughout their life in interconnected areas such as: developing trauma-informed school systems, optimizing addiction recovery practices for young people, building grit and resiliency, and enhancing coping skills through mindfulness.