It was a decade ago Erica discovered hatha yoga for the first time while she was in her first year of college. She left Delano, California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton with an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Human Services, but had the need to fulfill the deep longing within for “something more.” Time on her mat was the best part of her day; a time where she could turn inward and battle inner fears and phobias affecting her health and relationships. Yoga became her guiding light. Yoga offered a means of stilling the natural turbulence of thoughts and restlessness of the body that prevented her from knowing her truest self.
In 2013 she completed her 200 RYT certification and was introduced to the sister science of yoga, Ayurveda. Ayurveda has has transformed her health and she continues to incorporate it into her daily life. She is a certified yin, prenatal and therapeutic yoga instructor; who has also completed a certification from Loyola Marymount University in yoga, mindfulness and social change.
Joy for her is serving others by teaching asana, mindfulness, meditation and pranayama. When she is not on her mat she may be enjoying a new book, teaching cycle or hiking a new trail and experiencing the true oneness of all life forms in the great outdoors. The many branches of yoga have made her a devoted lifelong learner who's collected numerous tools and techniques over the years to serve those on their yogic path.
Curiosity led Jordan to her first yoga class in 2012 where she quickly realized that it was much more than an hour on a rubber mat. She discovered a strong connection between her life on and off the mat – inviting balance, patience and flexibility in her physical practice spilled over into all aspects of her life. Her desire to share the transformative practice of yoga with others inspired her to complete a 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training at Purple Yoga in 2015.
She is first and foremost a student, and enjoys practicing various styles of yoga including vinyasa flow and Ashtanga yoga. Her personal practice is her time to restore, reflect, and renew; it is ever changing and evolving.
Jordan is passionate about helping people live healthy, happy, and whole lives. Her classes offer a dynamic vinyasa-based flow coated with intention, attention to alignment, and playful creative sequencing that inspires students to explore the depths of their practice, remembering the greatest teacher comes from within – practice, practice, practice!
What started as a playful yoga practice in childhood blossomed into a serious daily practice following a traumatic injury sustained in 2009. The prolonged recovery period impressed upon me that nothing is more valuable than feeling comfortable in my body!
My philosophy is simple: do yoga, feel better. I completed 200 hr teacher training with YogaWorks, 65 hr with Yoga Yoga in Newhall, training at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara and other workshops for continuing education with Erich Schiffman, James Boag, Max Strom, Kira Ryder and others.
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Linda's passion for yoga began in 2006. After years of running and experiencing low back pain, she turned to yoga for the healing aspects it has to offer. She fell in love with the flow of breath and body and continues to be inspired by the balance of strength & flexibility. She decided to deepen her understanding of yoga by completing a 200 hour teacher training at Inner Bodyworks and began teaching in 2012. Linda has attended workshops with Max Strom, David Friend and has been inspired by the purifying practice of Ashtanga and the creative flow of vinyasa. She strives to inspire her students to stay connected to their practice by showing up to her own mat regularly. Her classes offer a strong but safe vinyasa flow and will allow you to feel a deeper connection to your body, mind and soul.
Lauren's journey to yoga began with a need to find relief from anxiety and stress. The calm and peace found in yoga asana and meditation changed her life. She realized that yoga practice and teaching was her path. Lauren is a RYT-200 who has been practicing since 2011. She has studied with Jane Austin, Max Strom and Sri Dharma Mittra. She believes that yoga is for everybody and every body. Along with her husband and three daughters, she is a lover of travel, adventure and nature. Lauren's passion lies in helping pre and postnatal mothers connect with themselves and their babies, giving support throughout motherhood. She is also interested with bringing the practice of yoga to children, so they can recognize their calmness, balance and strength. Lauren's classes take time to connect you to your inner self and the world around you, integrating yoga postures with positive self talk and cultivating interconnectedness.