Erica is Founder & Director of Yoga Sanctuary studio and Director & lead Trainer on the Teacher Training Programme. She is one of Ireland's most experienced Yoga Teacher's with over 1000 certified training hours in a range of styles of yoga including Vinyasa, Mandala, Hatha, Katonah, Rocket, Restorative and Yin yoga, incorporating many styles of Pranayama and Meditation.
Yoga became an important part of Erica's life almost 15 years ago. While she was juggling a stressful job as a software engineer and two young children, she was drawn to the holistic healing benefits it provided at the time. Finally, taking the plunge to leave her job in IT she embarked on a journey of self-healing and growth, realising that to be of true service to others requires us to look within and seek out what’s needed to heal our own hearts.
When she started teaching yoga full time, her classes began as dynamic Vinyasa Flow and focused on integrating alignment, core work, breathing techniques and creative sequencing. Erica has spent years exploring the intricate studies of yoga and spirituality and continues to do so on a daily basis. Erica opened Yoga Sanctuary in 2015, the first yoga studio in north county Dublin with a range of classes to suit every body. She set out to make yoga accessible to all, meeting people wherever they are, whether it's an interest in the physical aspect of asana or relief from an injury or physical and/or mental tension from everyday life, yoga offers the magic to heal the body, mind and soul and ultimately offers a powerful way of living.
Erica has most recently completed trainings in Prana Mandala Vinyasa with Shiva Rae, Reiki level 1 with Roseleen McNally and 'Yoga for the stages of the Menopause' with Niamh Daly. She is a passionate teacher who's classes serve the purpose of deepening a connection not only to ourselves, but with the people around us. Promoting self care as a space to gather yourself and fine tune, a space to recognise your power through self-love, ultimately recognising your power so that you can step into your power.