Erica Bornstein has been dancing since she could walk, and has been teaching yoga and movement since 2008. Inspired by many lineages of yoga and her years of dance, Erica is known for her intelligent, creative sequencing and her practical, down to earth, and fun approach to the practice. Through her use of repetitive movement patterns, pranayama, and music, Erica attempts to bring her students into a meditative flow in every class. She encourages her students to find their strength as well as their softness, acknowledging that the balance is what most of us need. Erica teaches an athletic vinyasa flow that is accessible for all levels, and her humor and playful spirit are ever present in her classes.
Erica began practicing yoga as a teenager and has continued ever since. Over the past 14 years she has acquired over 700 hours in yoga trainings. She did her first teacher training in 2007 with Baron Baptiste and in 2009 she completed her 200 hour teacher training with Chanel Luck and Bonnie Argo. Since then, she has continued to advance her studies with teachers including Annie Carpenter, Lynne Begier, Kate Graham, Raghunath, Leslie Kaminoff, Mary Dana Abbot, and Felipe Gonzales among many others. She continues to draw inspiration from Georgia Reath, Tim Kelleher and other incredible teachers from the local Boston community.
Erica believes that yoga is an accommodating practice, accessible to all people, that requires only loving care for the body and the willingness to keep an open mind and heart. Her number one mission in life is to encourage everyone to love yoga, or at least to try it.