About Erika 


Erika has always been passionate and inspired by the union of body, mind and spirit.  She grew up studying many forms of dance and believes the blend of movement and vibration in the body inspires health and balance, and prevents stagnation.  Erika first turned to yoga twelve years ago and found that it brought her towards a path of truth, balance, and empowerment.  After several years of practice in New York City, Erika encountered Alan Finger's BeYoga and became a certified ISHTA yoga teacher.  Beginning in 2004 Erika resided in SF for ten years and in 2008 completed a second teacher training with Ana Forrest.  Other teachers who have greatly influenced her are Stephanie Snyder, Dharma Mittra, Aadil Palkhivala, Jason Crandall and Ramanand Patel.  As a result of her diverse background and training, Erika integrates an honest light and joy to her classes alongside a strength, alignment and breath focus. Her approach influences students to brighten up and live in their own truth.  Currently living in Santa Barbara, her home town, with her 1 year old and husband she is subbing at local studios while expecting a new baby in May 2015.  Erika is an ERYT 200 certified by Yoga Alliance.  

 Let go of the fantasy.  See the beauty in your reality. - Erika