I am happy to welcome you to my website, you can find information about my weekly classes, the physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga, my background and training, as well as Sama Yoga and our growing community!
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Sama Yoga is a style of yoga that is taught intuitively from the heart, and offers balance and health physically, mentally and emotionally. It is a practice that brings you back to yourself, to land in relaxation, trust and contentment.
The Sama Yoga class is an integration of gentle Hatha Yoga poses, combined with unique Sama Yoga warm ups, flowing sequences, beginner Qi Gong and heart opening mantras. The class is taught in a relaxed way, that honours the students as they are, and allows them to feel comfortable being themselves, the whole way through.
The poses lead gracefully from one to another allowing the practitioner to feel the more subtle aspects of the poses, while guidance is given in a kind and loving manner.
For more information about Sama Yoga and our growing community, please visit our official website:
What does Sama Yoga mean to me?
Erin completed her 200 Hour RYT Sama Yoga Teacher Training in Bali Indonesia. She started practicing yoga in 2011 after her mom kept insisting she "just try it".
After her first class she was hooked and quickly became a dedicated student with a regular home practice. From a solid foundation in Iyengar classes Erin now enjoys practicing a variety of yoga styles including Sama Yoga, yin yoga, hatha yoga, vinyasa flow and kundalini yoga.
Erin loves teaching Sama Yoga because she feels it best supports her in providing the class she would most enjoy and benefit from as a student. "I love the rhythmic movements that signal to the body that it can relax, focus on connection between breath and movement, along with all the benefits of the classical yoga poses in an environment where everyone is welcomed to feel comfortable just as they are!"
Sama yoga has grown in popularity in Sweden where Erin's teacher Sky Akasha teaches over the summer and fall. Erin is excited to be one of the first Sama Yoga teachers in Canada and share this wonderful unique yoga style within the already very vibrant Manitoba yoga community!
Erin is also a professional accountant and through her studies and work has had the opportunity to live abroad in Mexico, Dominican Republic and Cambodia, as well as completing her yoga training in Bali, Indonesia, and Vedanta studies in Sweden, Sicily and California. "I feel I have had a unique opportunity to see the world and I love the ability to share some of this with my students through yoga."
Read Erin's teacher profile on the Sama Yoga website here.
"I left Erin's yoga class feeling so relaxed but also energized. I have taken yoga classes before but was new to this type of yoga. I was a bit nervous not knowing what to expect and wondering if I would even be able to do it, being on the larger side. Erin is a great instructor who will give clear directions, adapt poses if need be, all without disrupting the flow and energy of the class. I would HIGHLY recommend attending even just one class, as I am sure you will be hooked.
Thank you Erin, see you again soon!!!"
- Megan S. (Winnipeg, MB)
"I find Erin’s Sama Yoga classes to be enjoyable and rewarding. They offer a unique blend of poses and flow that not only result in muscle and joint improvements, but mental health benefits as well. I have always enjoyed yoga for the physical benefits, but Erin has found a way to incorporate mental relaxation exercises where even a person like me (who does not like meditation) can appreciate them. I feel healthier in both body and mind after Erin’s classes."
- Kristin P. (St. Andrews, MB)
"Erin's peaceful and gentle way is so relaxing and yet so invigorating. Each class seems to be tailor made for what I need that particular day. I'm challenged physically however very comfortable within my personal limitations. The time just flies by."
-Diane B. (East Selkirk, MB)