Erin was first introduced to yoga over fifteen years ago as part of a therapy plan to combat anxiety, depression, and migraines. She quickly fell in love with the calming effect that yoga had on her mind and body. She received her teacher training here in Grand Junction at the Academy of Yoga in 2012 and is RYT200 certified with the Yoga Alliance. In 2017 Erin received her certification in PTSD/Trauma Sensitive yoga teaching.
Erin has been teaching yoga in the Grand Valley since 2013 and has taught at most of the studios at some point over the years. Recently she has stopped teaching public classes to focus on private sessions for students dealing with chronic pain issues or mental health conditions. She conducts weekly restorative yoga classes for chemotherapy patients at Grand Valley Oncology focusing on poses for stress relief, breathing exercises, and meditation.
She also teaches in the Kinesiology department at Colorado Mesa University. Erin is experienced in providing modifications for students recovering from injuries. Her love of outdoor activities has caused her to sustain a few injuries over the years, so she understands from personal experience how to safely modify poses to accommodate physical restrictions. This makes her classes perfect for beginners or for students experiencing limitations due to past injuries.