For 13 years, Erin has offered yoga instruction to a wide range of ages and abilities, from infants and moms, to folks with Alzheimer’s, intellectually disabled, people with injuries and illnesses and teen athletes. Seeing and experiencing a large spectrum of variables has contributed to her ability to adapt, invent and continually seek education in order to draw from a generous tool box.
For the past year Erin has been studying an applied neuroscience approach to movement education through Zhealth Performance and AMN (Applied Movement Neurology) Academy. Always reading, learning and trying to stay apprised of the latest research around motor learning, mobility, pain and movement sciences, her influences include Katy Bowman, Erwan LeCorre, Ido Portal, Igor Burdenko, Moshe Feldenkrais, Tara Brach, Pema Chodron, Don Miguel Ruiz and Thich Naht Hanh.
Her movements in class translate to functional skills applicable to every day life so that we remain and become strong, mobile, present, balanced and confident to participate in all of the activities we enjoy.
Erin believes it's vital to assess and improve the way our nervous system functions because movement output hinges upon how well we absorb information. We do this by way of the inner ear (vestibular system) visual system (coordination and strength of eyes/brain/vestibular) and proprioception (sense of body in space) and then our brains interpret and determine output. Her classes incorporate mindfulness, breathing, deliberate rest and yoga postures and joint mobilization, dynamic balance, foot mobility, active stretching and strengthening, stabilization, coordination, floor work and use of resistance bands and therapy balls.