Karuna & Paul Erikson

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Karuna Erickson is a devoted yoga teacher as well as a psychotherapist, practicing in both fields since 1970. The focus of her work is the integration of body, mind, heart, and spirit. She is the director of the Heart Yoga Center, a registered yoga teacher training school with the Yoga Alliance. She has trained yoga teachers for over 20 years. She teaches yoga internationally, interweaving Sufi poetry and Buddhist practices of mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation. She leads annual retreats in Costa Rica, Canada, and Bali.dsc_0706-232x300

 

Paul Erickson is a psychotherapist and meditation and yoga teacher, specializing in the integration of these healing practices. By interweaving these wisdom and heart teachings, their accessibility for body/mind healing is enhanced.

Along with his ongoing psychotherapy practice, Paul has taught many yoga teacher certification programs, yoga and meditation workshops and retreats, and communication and stress reduction workshops in Canada, the US, Bali, and Costa Rica..nd meditation and yoga teacher, specializing in the integration of these healing practices. By interweaving these wisdom and heart teachings, their accessibility for body/mind healing is enhanced.

He has been certified as a Community Dharma leader through a 2 ½ year training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. He has attended extended meditation retreats at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, Spirit Rock Meditation Center in CA, Hollyhock Retreat Centre in BC, Chaswa Monastery in Burma, and a retreat in Sri Lanka. Paul has studied with renowned Western Buddhist teachers including Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, Michelle McDonald and Steven Smith.

Paul is inspired by seeing the emotional and spiritual transformation in himself and others through the practices of these wisdom traditions. He has lived in the peaceful mountains of BC for over 40 years, raising a wonderful family and being nourished by the beauty and bounty of the natural world.img_1140-291x300

 

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