Hello! My name is Erika Porter. I am a yoga instructor based out of Nashville, TN.
I have been teaching yoga since 2010 after receiving my 200-hour certification through Core Power Yoga in Chicago. I started practicing in 2004 at the YMCA in my hometown of Decatur, IL. During those first few experiences on my mat, I became aware of the potential power that a yoga practice brings to a person’s life. Yoga’s philosophy of the mind/body connection makes so much sense to me. Everyday I continue to be blown away by how my increasing self-awareness helps me to live a healthier and happier life.
I am now a E-RYT® 200 registered through Yoga Alliance with over 1,500 hours of teaching experience. Through my time teaching, I have learned that my specialty is alignment and focus on the anatomical integrity of the poses. I also focus on the union of the body and the mind. The way we feel physically drastically effects the way we feel mentally and vice versa. We have to understand that the body and the mind work together. With this understanding and through the yoga philosophy we can create a life with more ease. And when we feel good, life is more fun! I feel it is my obligation to spread the word. Over the years I have seen very simple yogic concepts change lives. As I continue to dig deeper and deeper into my yoga journey I’m realizing how simple and logical it all is if we think and empower ourselves to look within. My goal is to show people that they have the power within themselves to understand there body and with that understanding there is more energy to focus on the mental and emotional journey of the mind.
I love having the opportunity to pass the knowledge of yoga on to others. There are some very simple concepts and poses I have have taught to students that have changed their lives. It feels so much bigger then me and I feel humbled by the power Yoga has to empower someone mentally and physically. There is so much to learn and I am amazed at how much I learn from my students every time I teach! It is so intograted into my lifestyle that it’s not hard for me to teach and pass the information along.
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Our first class would be about getting to know you! I want to understand why you sought out yoga and what you are looking to achieve from it. There are so many types of yoga, I want to tailor your experience to what it is that you need. I would also take the time to give you and overview of the history of yoga to help you understand a bit about how Yoga became what it is today.
I received my 200 hour training in Chicago Illinois trough Core Powetle yoga in 2010. After my training I moved to Nashville, TN and worked closely with a teacher who specialized in spinal care yoga. She opened my eyes to the many therapeutic sides of yoga and inspired me to put my focus on alignment and specifically protecting the spine through yoga. Since my training I have continually taught and revived my E-RYT 200 certification through Yoga Alliance. These means “Experienced” Registered Yoga Teacher, or that I have taught over 1,000 hours.
1 Student - $60
2 Students - $60 ($30 each)
3+ Students - $100 total
*if you purchase a package of 5 or 10 I will give you a discounted rate
I’ve worked with many students who are brand new to yoga, I very much enjoy taking the time to break down the poses and concepts so they are easy to understand and hopefully less intimidating.
I can also work with advanced students and dig deeper into Yoga. I have taught teacher trainings and feel very comfortable to challenge a student who has been practicing for years.
What are you looking to get out of yoga? Think about your needs. There are all different types of yoga from restorative to power. Do you want stress relief? Strength? Flexibility?
Yoga does all of these things, but I can tailor the class specifically to enhance these things more or less.