the gift of embodiment
the gift of embodiment
Therapeutic Gentle Flow
Slower flow practice with a focus on alignment cues and subtle adjustments, that expands the breath and movement with a focus on therapeutics, perfect for beginners, seniors, or those rehabbing injury.
Fully passive practice using props to create optimal alignment to invite calming of the nervous system and relaxation to melt tension, develop repose and stillness, and leave feeling completely refreshed and fully restored.
Seated practice of breath, guided imagery, and silence that invites contemplative expansion. Draws inspiration from Mindfulness, Zen, and Insight traditions.
Erick as taught meditation since 2010, and is Yoga Alliance certified (RYT 200) in alignment-based Hatha yoga, drawing roots in Anusara yoga. His teachers include Sue Elkind and Mariel Freeman, biomechanics and applied anatomy experts, Naime Jezzeny, Martin Kirk and Leslie Kaminoff. Erick specializes in therapeutic and restorative yoga studying and having assisted with NYC based master teacher, Jillian Pransky. He has completed advanced certification in restorative yoga and yoga for healing through Yoga Works NYC. In 2007, Erick trained in MSBR at UMASS Medical Center for Mindfulness and has studied Yoga Nidra through Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA. Erick is the studio director for Three Queens Yoga, in Philadelphia, PA.
Erick is a lover of stories, myths, and legends. Forever the scholar, he endeavors the perennial question, where shall wisdom be found? His classes and workshops are peppered with mysteries of the ages, from the hero's greatest journey to the heroine's most powerful discovery. Now is always the holy moment! His teachers and mentors include Drs. Douglas Brooks, Marjorie Garber, and Maria Tatar, colleague Yeshe Rabbit Matthews, and mentors Roshi Enkyo O'Hara and Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie, and more.
Erick is the Inspiration and Spirit columnist for the award winning The Wild Hunt, as well as writes Alone In Her Presence: Reflections & Rituals to the Goddess, a nationally read column hosted at Patheos. His writings have also been included in numerous periodicals and anthologies including; HuffPost, Tricycle: A Buddhist Review, PaganSquare, and yoganonymous. As author, his titles include Alone In Her Presence: Meditations on the Goddess and Weaving Moonlight: Lunar Mysteries, Meditations and Magic for the Soul both available at major book sellers nationwide and amazon.com
He holds a M.A. in Comparative Literature from Queen's University and an M.Litt. from Trinity at Cambridge. His thesis, Splendor and Longing of the Queen: Gender Fluidity and Religiosity in Shakespeare's Women was published in excerpt in 2006 by Shakespeare!
Writer, yoga teacher, facilitator, and feminist voice in Goddess spirituality, Erick seek to connect people with breath and the heart that dwells in, among and around us. Message him today with questions.