Centered City Yoga Teacher highlight—Erin Meyer! At Centered City Yoga, there is no bias– yet certainly the feeling of love and blessedness, when I acknowledge we have the best of the best yoga teachers sharing knowledge with our amazing students! To help you get to know them better, I have set an intention to highlight as many as possible! As our first in this series, meet Erin Meyer!
Erin has been teaching for more than 10 years with Centered City Yoga. We are exceptionally fortunate to have her expertise with us. First off, Erin is one of the smartest individuals I have ever met. She is also incredibly kind and humble. She is a true gift to society.
Erin Meyer was born in Key West Florida and grew up all over the state of California. Erin earned a PhD in pharmacology from Georgetown University in Washington in 1998. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She completed a six-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience and genetics at the University of Utah and she was a research assistant professor at the University of Utah from 2004 to 2011. Erin has been practicing yoga for more than 30 years and continues to practice every day. She completed a 500-hour teacher training program with D’ana Baptiste she has been teaching yoga since 2006. She also studied with Rolf Gates, Christie Burnette and Anodea Judith. She is trained in Chakra Healing and she is a Heart Math Interventions Specialist (heartmath.org). She regularly adds other branches of yoga to her classes–besides asana.
Erin designed a yoga relevant science curriculum for yoga teacher training that includes cell biology, neuroscience, quantum physics and physiology. Her curriculum includes the science of cellular breathing and yoga from the perspective of a cell. She is one of our senior teachers for our Yoga Soul Mentorship Program teacher training, which begins its next session March 1st!
Classes at CCY:
Move, breathe and meditate 7:15 Thursday nights &
Yin 6:45 pm Sat nights.
I feel it fitting to share a personal story of how Erin helped me through her sharing ways of her deep knowledge: I first met Erin when I was taking a 600-hour teacher training with D’ana Baptiste. Learning pranayama (breath work) and meditation from Erin was part of the curriculum. Not long into my training, I became very ill and could not practice the asana (poses) for some time. What I could do was breathe and meditate. What I learned from Erin became my primary form of practice while I healed for almost six months. Pranayama and meditation not only held space for me during my illness, I recovered faster than expected. The deep benefits of proper pranayama and meditation shone strong. I was a professional trail runner. When I was able to get back to running, I found that even though I had not been able to run for months, I picked up quickly where I left off. I also had my VO2 max tested and learned that I actually increased my lung capacity even though I had not run a step for some time. The breathing and meditation strengthened me in many ways while also keeping me centered through a hard time. To this day although I practice Ashtanga as my primary form of practice, I also incorporate pranayama and meditation each and every day. The benefits are incredible, especially when taught correctly from someone with the expertise Erin holds.
Join Erin in her classes and experience what is it like to learn from a teacher with years of training and practice of yoga. You will fall in love with yoga in ways you never knew you could!