Erica’s passion for yoga and Ayurveda began 20 years ago. Desiring a deeper and more subtle understanding of the human experience led her to yoga teacher training and a yoga therapy certification at Mount Royal University (2009). There she met and studied with Nischala Joy Devi who offered her unique feminine perspective of the Yoga Sutras. Nischala Joy Devi is a master teacher and healer and monastic disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda. She studied with Susi Hatley and her functional synergy “ approach to anatomy and asana and Robin Rothenberg and her energetic models for using asana and pranayama for healing. While studying at Mount Royal, Erica was certified as a Thrive instructor. The Thrive program was designed specifically for cancer patients at the University of Calgary.
At Mount royal she had her first formal Ayurveda class which took her on another journey to initial study with Matthew Remski and Todd Caldecott until she found her true home in traditional Kerala Ayurveda. At Kerala Academy it was an honor to learn traditional Ayurveda from Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath and Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar and accomplishing an Ayurveda Practitioners certification. Along the way, she interned in an Ayurveda hospital in India and took courses in Panchakarma and Ayurveda body work. While in India she had the opportunity to intern at Ayuervedagram, a private clinic outside of Bangalore, India. My training continued with Ayurveda formulation and bodywork certification at CCA and the study of Yoga Nidra and mindfulness-centered somatic psychotherapy. I lecture on Ayurveda, host all the webinars for the Ayurveda Association of Canad and act as one of the directors. I also do private training for doctors and health care practitioners so they have an understanding of this nature science. vo I am also completing the Kerala doctoral program in Ayurveda Medicine.