Hi! I’m Erika! I was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and spent most of my childhood under Ben Lomond’s majestic peak in Northern Utah. I now reside in Salt Lake City with my cute dog, Nala.
I would say my biggest achievement in life has been to learn how to live (and thrive) as a highly sensitive person in a chaotic and often harsh, painful world. I have learned to combat the results of trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD with grace and honesty making me someone often sought out by others for my empathy and ability to understand. That’s not an easy feat to write, but ya gotta own it to flaunt it, right?
At the age of 17 I completed a 1,000 hour yoga teacher training at Centered City Yoga. I have continued my education through a number of certifications including a 200 hour yoga teacher training at The Yoga Loft and a 75 hour yoga teacher training with Sonia Sumar, the founder of Yoga For The Special Child. With years of training under my belt, you can now find me guiding students in weekly classes at Full Circle Yoga in Salt Lake City. I believe I bring an insight to the table that is equal parts down to earth and playful. My approach to yoga these days is one that includes dismantling white privilege and ableism. I aim to create a safe space in my movement classes for every body and hope to honor the practice by teaching with respect for where the practice came from.
I am a certified Full Spectrum Doula specializing in Birth, Pregnancy, Sex, and Cycles. I work as an urban farmer at Three Squares Produce in Salt Lake and enjoy the seasonal joys of growing food. I am studying The Science and Art of Herbalism under Rosemary Gladstar and hope to marry my love of farming to that of medicine making and apply it all the work I do as a Doula.
I would say my greatest passion in life is to connect, deeply, honestly and tenderly with the world, starting first with myself, then my students, clients, family and friends, and finally with the earth.