I am a Boston-based yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) specializing in helping clients build their own home practice and bringing a yoga studio-quality experience to corporate offices. Visit www.erikafritzyoga.com for more.
I love introducing and helping students start or advance in a practice that has been so transformative in my own life.
Erika is a phenomenal teacher! A gifted instructor coupling her background as a teacher and love of yoga to benefit you! Her hands on teaching as well as assessment after each session, she always adapts and adjusts to meet your needs.
Erika is fantastic! I had so much fun working with her. I've had a shoulder injury for a while now and during our first 10 minutes practicing together she was able to determine what was the issue. She helped me to adapt my practice and most importantly, reminded me to listen to my body! I look forward to working with her in the future.
I will either meet the student at their home or he or she can some to me. We first have a conversation about why they want to practice yoga/meditation, what obstacles they foresee in committing to the practice, medical history, level of daily activity, etc. and then do a basic test of the client's range of motion in their joints, strength, etc. We then design a plan for how to spend our next sessions. All of my intro sessions include at least one video tutorial of a Sun A and/or Sun B salutation for the client to practice at home or other supporting materials to help them continue their work between sessions.
Experience (1700+ hours)
Private & Corporate Yoga Teacher, Erika Fritz Yoga, 01/16 - present
Yoga Teacher, Studio U, Boston, MA, 06/16 - present
Yoga Teacher, Prana Power Yoga, Cambridge & Newton, MA, 06/16 - present
Yoga Teacher, CorePower Yoga, Boston & Newton, MA, 06/16 – 04/17
Assistant, Down Under Yoga, Brookline, MA, 01/2016 – present
Training & Certification
200-Hour Ayurveda Training with Kate O’Donnell, Down Under Yoga, Newton, 04/17 - 11/17
300-Hour RYT with Natasha Rizopolous, Down Under Yoga, Brookline, MA, 01/16 - 12/16
Reiki Level I with Jacalynn Willett, Barefoot Yoga Shala, Middleton, MA, 11/16
Art of Assisting, Down Under Yoga, Brookline, MA, 10/15 - 12/15
40-Hour Extensions Program, CorePower Yoga, Chicago, IL, 01/15 - 02/15
200-Hour RYT, CorePower Yoga, Chicago, IL, 10/14 - 12/14
Nicole Clark, Power of Touch, Down Under Yoga, Brookline, MA, 01/17 - 06/17
Alexis Marbach, Yoga for Trauma, Coolidge Corner Yoga, Brookline, MA, 03/16
Josh Summers, Yin Intensive (4-day), North End Yoga, Boston, MA, 01/16
Doug Keller, Therapeutic Yoga (3-day), Down Under Yoga, Brookline, MA
$90-$120/60-minute session. Pricing depends on travel, number of times a week the client would like to meet, level of support client desires, etc.
As a high school teacher in a large, urban public school, I was surrounded by constant need. For seven years, I worked hard to meet the academic and socio-emotional needs of my students but at the expense of my own health and wellbeing. I was often not able to disconnect from the stressors of my day. In the past I turned to food and alcohol to quiet my mind, which only led to increasing depression and the sense that my life was out of control. I knew I was burning out and could not continue at the pace I was working if I wanted to sustain my teaching career. When I finally walked into a yoga studio, it was the first step in my commitment to leading a more balanced lifestyle and creating necessary boundaries between my work and personal life. I had spent years going out of my way –figuratively “bending over backwards” –to help my students and my school, and I realized that in order to continue helping them, I needed to help myself.
What first drew me to yoga was the physical asana. Literally, sometimes, bending over backwards! After a few weeks of practice, I could see my body changing –I felt leaner, stronger, more flexible –but I could also see the mental effects off my mat: I felt happier, more able to focus, less reactive to events that I would normally mull over for hours. I saw how physical heart opening translated into the realm of personal relationships and made me more open to new experiences. After participating in a Yogi training workshop in the spring of 2014, the seed of teacher training was planted. It seemed like a natural part of my journey –to combine my talent for teaching and my passion for the practice. Yoga is still a gift that I continue to give myself, and now one that I also share with others.
Students of all ages and ability levels. Students with back, hip, shoulder, and wrist injuries.
A student in one of my public classes told me that taking my class was like watching the Wizard of Oz -she came in in black and white and left in technicolor.
Find someone who "fits" - whose personality meshes well with yours, who is punctual and professional, who listens to your needs but also encourages you to expand beyond your comfort zone.
I recommend thinking through how committed you are to beginning/advancing your own home yoga/meditation practice. It's not just money, it's time and commitment if you want to experience true growth.