Erika is a full-time yoga teacher based in San Francisco, California whose goal is to inspire and instill her passion for yoga and its transformative effects on those students who enter her path. She has been practicing since 1999 and first studied Ashtanga Yoga with Tim Thompson and Laura Camp at Monkey Yoga Shala in Oakland, CA. Her enchantment with the Vinyasa flow style brought her back to her dance roots and taking classes with Janet Stone, Elise Lorimer, and Rusty Wells inspired her to become a teacher. She completed Yoga Tree’s 200-hour teacher training in 2007, then went on to extensively train with Janet Stone, completing her 500-hour program where she continues to develop her yoga style.
Erika teaches a sweaty, soulful, and nurturing Vinyasa Bhakti Flow class where she incorporates chanting and devotional practices which she believes brings students deeper into their hearts, minds, and bodies while gently reminding them to live from their hearts and to dance like no one is watching.