TEACHES: Los Angeles (power) and Santa Barbara (gentle)
Erin Marsh completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training through YogaFit, the largest registered Yoga Alliance school in North America, and has been teaching yoga regularly since 2012. She holds a Bachelor’s in English and French from Miami University and a Master’s from City College of New York. Besides teaching yoga, she is a mother to two young children and a writer.
While Erin was first introduced to yoga as a teenager, and practiced in NYC and Europe when she lived there in her 20s, her practice didn't become consistent until a hip injury at 30 forced her to her mat. It was then she learned the healing power of yoga--both physical and emotional--and she became a yoga teacher because she desires to share the therapeutic benefits of yoga.
Erin likes to joke that “yoga keeps her sane,” but there is truth in jest. A regular practice, combined with the teachings of yoga, help Erin to be a better mother, wife, and friend. Who wouldn’t want to share those rewards?
“To be nobody-but-yourself —in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to be afraid without being paralyzed.”
― Deborah Adele, Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice
While Erin has traveled much of Europe, she has only been to California once. She loved Clear Lake, California because she had the mountains, a lake, the desert, Napa Valley and San Francisco all within a drive’s reach.