Erika began teaching in 2007. She teaches us to breathe, sweat, and move with inner grace; to build strength and power in our core, and to radiate it all out. She is a RYT 200 and was trained by Faith Hunter in Washington, DC. Erika is also a pilates instructor with certifications from PHI Pilates and Balanced Body University, and is a trained Barre teacher. Erika is also an Army wife and a writer. In September 2011, she was published in Yoga Journal. While she was pregnant with her daughter Audrey, Erika appeared in a Yoga Vibes online prenatal yoga video demonstrating how to modify poses during pregnancy. Following Audrey’s birth, Erika trained at Tranquil Space Yoga in Washington, DC to teach baby-and-me and toddler yoga. Erika also taught yoga to the Warrior Transition Unit in Schweinfurt, Germany, her class received rave reviews amongst soldiers and also in the Bavarian Times. A self-described “recovering attorney,” Erika had a 10-year career in litigation, holds a law degree from American University, in Washington, DC, and has a BA from Brown University, in Providence, RI.
Yin yoga is a great influence on Amanda's style and helped her through a journey with Thyroid Cancer. She loves begin able to share this quiet, meditative style with students who can find it useful in dealing with their own lives.
Amanda's goal in all classes she leads is to combine fun and challenging sequences with moving meditation to create physical and mental flexibility and strength.