About Your Yoga Instructor(s):
Erica grew up in Arizona and began practicing yoga at age 15 to prevent spinal surgery for severe scoliosis. She fell in love with how the practice made her feel physically and mentally and decided to continue down the yoga path even after she was told by doctors that she no longer needed surgery but was given the grim prognosis of being in a wheelchair by age 40. Now, in her mid-thirties she is happier and healthier than ever (no wheelchair in sight) and feels that she owes much of her happiness and health to the study and practice of Yoga. For almost 15 years, Erica has continued to study and learn from many amazing teachers. All have all had an impact on her life and will no doubt inspire her work with you! She earned her 200-hour teaching certification from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in 2008, 500 hour Master Immersions training with Mary Bruce and Lynn Matthews in 2012, and has studied with many others. Erica co-owned a successful yoga studio for 6 years and is now the Founder of Erica Rose Yoga LLC. In 2017, Erica was named Best Yoga Instructor in Phoenix by Natural Awakening Magazine. She lives in Phoenix, AZ with the loves of her life, Patrick her partner, Pancake the rescue pup, and Samadhi the rescue cat!
Ingrid’s yoga journey began in 1997. Feeling hopeless in her youth, with many broken bones (due to early onset osteoporosis), she turned to meditation, praying for guidance for healing; 3 days later Sivananda Yoga came into her life. In 2001, she completed her first yoga teacher training at 7 Centers Yoga Arts in Sedona, Arizona. She later completed an Ashtanga based 200 hr. training. She has since become a Register Nurse, and currently works in addiction recovery incorporating the healing aspects of yoga in the medical field. Ingrid also holds certificates in Pranic Healing, Reiki, and Polarity energy work. She invites you to join her in a mindful, holistic practice that encompasses strength and safe alignment, while relaxing into your inner peace.