Erika was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She spent her childhood under Ben Lomond’s majestic peak and now resides in Salt Lake City with her cute dog, Nala.
Erika’s 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.
She has learned to combat the results of trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD with grace and honesty making her someone often sought out by others for her empathy and ability to understand.
At the age of 17 Erika completed a 1000 hour yoga teacher training at Centered City Yoga. She has continued her 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 her belt, you can now find Erika guiding students on their own path to becoming a certified yoga instructor (200 RYT and 300 RYT) at The Lotus Wellness Spot in Ogden along with weekly classes at Avenues Yoga and Full Circle Yoga in Salt Lake City. She brings an insight to the table that is equal parts down to earth and playful.
Erika is a certified birth doula as well as an urban farmer, working for Three Squares Produce in Salt Lake. She is studying The Science and Art of Herbalism under Rosemary Gladstar and hopes to marry her love of farming to that of medicine making and apply it all to her work as a birth professional.
Erika’s great passion in life is to connect, deeply, honestly and tenderly with the world, starting first with herself, then her students, clients and friends, and finally with the earth.