Erica observed her mother practicing yoga regularly as a small child and she began exploring her own yoga practice as a teenager. She received her certification at YogaSource St. Louis in September of 2010, and has been teaching both group and private instruction in Hatha, beginner’s Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga in Saint Louis, Columbus, and Northern California since her certification. Erica’s personal experience of the many benefits of yoga are a continuous source of inspiration, motivating her to share these benefits with others. She has found that vitality, clarity, balance, strength, relaxation, and lightness of being are just a few of the wonderful effects of a consistent yoga practice. Erica explores the poses as a journey rather than a destination, inviting students to do the same by turning inward and listening to their bodies as their guides. Her classes are alignment-based, accessible yet challenging, and rooted in the principles of Hatha yoga. She believes that through yoga, all can tap into the wisdom of the body, mind, and spirit, and bring this awareness into their daily lives.