Erin is a compassionate, intuitive, and nurturing yoga instructor and energy worker. Through her classes and practices, Erin encourages people to embrace themselves where they are today, move at their own pace down their chosen path, and smile while they discover their wonderfulness and potential.
Erin was led to yoga and Reiki in the early 2000s, as they were part of her path to healing from systemic and discoid lupus erythmetosis. In 2006, she received her Master level Reiki certification from Carol J. Spears, and went on to receive her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher certification from T.R.Y. 4 Life in 2008. Shortly thereafter, Erin founded Branches of Wellness to inspire others to take their healing into their own hands with natural holistic approaches.
Presently, she is a yoga instructor, Tibetan/Usui Reiki Master and practitioner, shamanic energy worker, and dance educator. In recent years, her teaching has blended more with the principles of shamanism as well as tools to help people learn to work with anxiety, stress, and processing emotions effectively. She believes that moving energy will initiate and promote healing, balance and joy whether it is through yoga, dance, music, Reiki, meditation, shamanic healing, and/ or prayer. “As we practice listening to our body’s voice and where it tells us to go or stay, we reestablish trust between the mind and body, laying the foundation for our own unique path to healing.” Her teaching style has been influenced by many traditions and teachers and including: the wisdom of Lakota shamanism, Sandra Ingerman, Shiva Rea, Jennifer Kries, Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Spirit.
Erin has taught many different styles yoga and dance in the Lake County area at the Fairport Dance Academy, Branches of Wellness, the Fairport Senior Center, Willoughby Fine Arts, and local school districts, to name a few. “We are all in the same boat…Me, You, and Everyone Else. We are not sinking if we all believe we are afloat. Let’s float. “