Erica grew up in Destrehan with 5 other siblings. She and her spouse, with their two children, made their way to Covington in 2013. Erica joined the US Army in 1999 switching to the US Air Force serving a total of 13 years.
In 2013 she was involved in a motor vehicle accident. She required cervical fusions in 2014. Erica was and has been “determined to NEVER let limitations or physical rehabilitations end nor control” her passion for physical and mental growth. This is why she strives to assist others in reaching their goals.
Erica earned her RN Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008 and is a home health Registered Nurse for the last 10 years. She loves the study and movement of the human body. “Having had many, many setbacks, being a nurse is one of my greatest assets and I use my knowledge of the human body and many injuries - plates, pins, screws, to better understand healing and growth through modifications.”
After 15 years of practicing many styles of yoga for strengthening the body and mind, Erica decided to attain her yoga instructor 200 TTY in 2017 “to officially instruct and encourage others to push safely through their limitations by teaching modifications of postures. As I had to grow and overcome my many setbacks, I want others to know how able they are to still move safely through their own practice and to embrace the greatness that they are, and to not have the ‘I can’t...’ the ‘I never will...’ or the ‘I’m too broken...’ mentality that crushes the spirit and joy that everyone deserves.”
Erica teaches power yoga, vinyasa yoga, yoga sculpt and core. She welcomes the beginner and the experienced yogi. She feels that the supportive community of yogis and the support of the non-judgement mindset is what is needed to promote and encourage others on their never-ending yoga journey.
“Everyone is at a different level on their mat, no body and nobody is the same, everyone has their own level of ‘brokenness’ and life dealings - whether it be emotional, spiritual, physical, or mental. I believe that as long as you show up for yourself and be the very best that you can be, then your best is ALWAYS enough.”