Vinyasa Yoga with Erin
New Year's Urban Day Retreat
Samskaras, Sankalpas, and Tapas: the Yogi way to start the New Year
Sat 4th Jan 2020 1–5pm at Yogarise Peckham
People often start the New Year with resolutions to evolve or make significant life changes. However, this usually just leads to disappointment by the beginning of February as we go back to the same old patterns. This is because our habits don’t just disappear with a wish, they take reflection and commitment.
Throughout this Day Retreat, we will be exploring the yoga philosophy of Samskaras—our deeply ingrained patterns, both positive and negative—and look at realistic ways to try to understand them and to begin to make subtle shifts. Instead of resolutions, we will be setting Sankalpas—vows to commit to our true selves and the inherent nature that already resides within us.
We will start our day with a 90 minute Yogasana class, a strong Vinyasa Yoga practise, with the intention of observing the self as we move through meditation. We will then gather for Satsang, where we will come together to discuss the philosophies of Samskaras, Sankalpas, and Tapas over some tasty bakes by Henrietta Greene of a Good Fork. There will be a range of delicious homemade goods, all vegan and all fundamentally lovely. Ranging from the sweet, to the not-too-sweet, to the downright savoury, there will be something for you all.
We will close a well-rounded and soothing afternoon with Pranayama (considered breathing), Meditation, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Nidra. I hope you can join us to start your New Year with intention.
Stylish Summer Retreat in Tuscany
28th June – 4th July 2020
Treat yourself to a dreamy week of yoga in Tuscany this summer at the magical Ebbio agriturismo, a stylishly restored 13th century farm. Join us for seven nourishing days of yoga and the ultimate organic, zero-miles Italian food experience. Long, balmy evenings will allow us to dine outside and enjoy Ebbio’s picture-perfect Tuscan surroundings — whether food fresh from the kitchen or even their wood-burning pizza oven.
Over the past five years, more than 200 students have completed Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher Training and Mentorships with me. See below for the Trainings and Mentorships I have coming up.
I also offer private Teacher Training and Mentorship.
I've been teaching Yoga since 2004 and Teacher Training for more than five years, having trained with a multitude of amazing teachers, including doing over 300 hours with Richard Freeman. I run the Teacher Training programs at Yogarise, as well as my own 200 and 500 Hour courses, based both in London and abroad.
I'm a workshop leader at Imperial College's annual GPs conference, and lecturer at Imperial Medical School, teaching a module about the Science of Yoga and Mindfulness to GPs in training. I'm a true believer that Yoga is for everyone no matter what the circumstance, teaching in both schools and prison.
I maintain a thread of philosophy and tradition in my teaching and remain forever grateful to those who have influenced my teaching.