This Artful Life

This Artful Life

5.0 (9)
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

Yoga - Breathing is the focal point of what I teach. Although a good form of physical activity, yoga isn't a "workout". It is a way to access the nervous system through the body, so one can create an assemblance of balance. I use gentle, restorative postures to create flexibility in the body, mind, and nervous system. When working with me, you learn coherent breathing that meets you where you are at: tired, it helps to energize you. Wired, it helps you to relax. My focus is teaching you tools for defining and handling stress effectively.

Diet & Lifestyle - I help my clients develop healthy habits around eating. I am plant based, but that does not mean I will take away your steak. It simply means I will help you to add in more fruits, vegetables and real whole foods into your daily intake. I believe eating is a keystone habit, and that once one introduces eating well into their life, other good behaviors will follow: movement, exercize, social connection to name a few, as a result of feeling well, and good about oneself.

The principles of good health haven't changed, but our environment has. I love helping people develop processes to simplify their lives around food, health and lifestyle wellness. I also love helping people facilitate positive change in these areas that, more often, need love and attention... To help them create a growth mind set, a modicum of balance & simplicity, and become more well rounded humans overall, that are able to respond to modern life's demands with grace and integrity is an incredible priviledge!

I have coached for 4 years, and taught yoga for more than a decade in the Denver metro area.

My ceritifications: RYT trained at the 200 hour level with advanced training in Budokon Lifestyle Arts, and Prajna yoga. AADP certified in Integrative Nurtition. BA in psychology. Doubble minor in Nutrition, and Holistic Health & Wellness Education. 

You can learn more about me and my coaching/teaching packages at:

this-artfullife.com

or at the following socail media handles:

https://www.facebook.com/thisartfullife/

https://www.instagram.com/thisartfullife/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-vangilder-6010009/

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Denver, CO 80228
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9 Reviews

5.0

  • Jess Westerbur

    Erin is such an intelligent, talented, and inspiring teacher. Her knowledge of how to work with the nervous system guides her teaching which creates a unique and challenging practice. Additionally she always offers modifications to poses based on your individual needs and challenges. She is a top-rate instructor and I highly recommend learning from her.

  • Becky Goldsmith

    Erin was one of my first yoga teachers when I began practicing more than 10 years ago. Although I've taken classes from many different teachers over the last 12-14 years, she remains at the top of my short list of great teachers that I've had the pleasure of practicing with. Her style, wit, patience, and knowledge regarding the practice and teachings of yoga are inspiring and insightful. She opens the mind to new perspectives and never tires of sharing her gifts and energy with the students lucky enough to be in her class. Phrases and stories that she told to help you get through a particularly difficult pose or to illuminate an elusive concept, stay with me to this day and I refer to them often when life becomes challenging. Sadly, our geographic locations are no longer conducive to participate in her classes, but her teachings and gifts that she so generously shared will be with me always. Erin, you are very special to me!

  • Dominique Schiffer

    One of the most thoughtful and inspirational people I have ever met.

  • Roxi

    A truly generous spirit. Caring, thoughtful, talented, compassionate.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I have an intitial conversation with my prospective clients first, to make sure we are a good fit for one another, and make sure that what I offer is what they are looking for. If so, we then go over a health history, goals, needs, limitations and injuries, and I answer any questions they might have.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

My initial training was a 6 month RYT 200 certification in a holistic clininic that focused on the whole system of yoga - philosophy, mind science, meditation, Ayurveda - not just the physical postures, as well as other forms of body work - Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, and Somatic yoga.

75 hours with PRYT based on Carl Rogers Person Centered Therapy.

Advanced training with Tias Little, Cameron Shayne, and Jamie Allison.

BA in Psychology. Double minor in Holistic Health & Wellness Education, and Nutrition.

AADP ceritied holistic health coach through IIN.