Erin Prichard truly believes yoga is a profound and empowering practise of making oneself whole. She found the philosophy of yoga at the age 18, in a moment of trying to get her life back on track. She always had a passion for Eastern thought as well as human relationships and studied Eastern Religion along with Family and Child Sciences at University.
She first started on the path of yoga with Ashtanga Vinyasa but over the years has studied and learnt from many different teachers, traditions, and philosophies, including Hatha, Kripalu, Jivamukti, and Iyengar Yoga. Her first teacher training in 2004 was in the Hatha tradition. Later trainings included 300 hours with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition, trauma-informed yoga and teaching yoga to people living with disabilities with Matthew Sanford, and, most recently, yoga through the lens of trauma and incarceration with the Prison Yoga Project.
Erin worked as a primary school teacher for 10 years, teaching both in private and state schools in London. During that time, she worked with children with profound needs. She brought yoga into her schools and found it to be the most effective tool for the children to become reembodied and deal with stress.
Over the last 17 years Erin has had the privilege to teach in different settings, including lecturing at Imperial College on the Science of Yoga and Mindfulness and in prison at HMP Wandsworth. She has been running teacher trainings both in London and abroad for over 6 years.
Erin’s main teaching style is Vinyasa Krama and Yogasana combined with a strong focus on philosophy and inclusivity. Her classes touch upon current events, the nature around us, Buddhist principles, and karma yoga. She remains forever grateful to those who have influenced her teaching, including Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor, Stewart Gilchrist, Sri. V. Sheshadri, Mark Morford, Matthew Sanford, Seth Powell, Emma Henry, Sam & Annaka Harris, and Thom Yorke. When not on the mat, she can be found surfing, exploring nature, or lying in a hammock.