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An introduction to Viniyoga and the therapeutic approach to practice. This intro includes the importance of breath initiated movement, function over form, adaptations of poses, how to adapt poses in a group class setting and developing a personal practice.
Viniyoga is an ancient Sanskrit term that implies differentiation, adaptation and appropriate application. As a style of practice, Viniyoga refers to an approach to Yoga that adapts the various means and methods of practice to the unique condition, needs and interests of the individual - giving each practitioner the tools to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and personal transformation.,br/>Erin uses the tools of asana (Yoga postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), bandha, sound, chanting, meditation, personal ritual and textual study (Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali).
Erin is a Yoga Therapist and has been teaching Yoga since 1999, her first teacher training was with Moksha Yoga, which led her to studying with Gary Kraftsow (American Viniyoga Institute). Erin received her Yoga Therapy Certification through AVI in 2006.
She is passionate about helping people overcome physical, physiological and and psycho-emotional obstacles. Erin works with students one-on-one or in a small group-focused setting to create a unique personal practice based on one’s goals and individual needs. Erin is also a Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Erin draws on her Yoga Therapy background and incorporates it in with Health Coaching for personal development, goal accomplishments and spiritual growth. Erin believes health goes beyond the food we eat, it includes Primary Foods (Relationships, Physical Activity, Career and Spirituality). Taking care of all of these aspects in one’s life is an act of radical self-care and creates optimal health and vitality. Erin also studies Herbalism from an Ayurvedic, TCM and Nature approach.
Erin helps her clients and students co-create completely personalized practices based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences and resources.
“The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.”
Nutrition As Prana: Nourishing Your Vital Life Force