"Erin conducted a global, companywide webinar on communication best practices for Navigant. The webinar focused on communication to help foster a culture of diversity. She taught us skills to learn how to remove unconscious bias from our communication style. This incites increased productivity and ingenuity by creating bonded, highly functioning, and emotionally intelligent teams. She teaches to promote a form of company culture that values relationships as being equal to productivity and I see this as being essential for an organization to be able to maintain longevity as well as retain diverse, gifted employees. Erin’s broad range of skills and her firsthand knowledge of the challenges that employees are facing in STEM make her uniquely qualified to promote diversity through communication."
-Shannon Dorato, Associate Director, Navigant, San Francisco, Ca
"As the owners of Yoga Pod, Erin worked for us in our early days of branding and franchising. We originally brought her into our home studio in Boulder as a highly trained and skilled yoga teacher, and because she'd been a manager of a large yoga studio in the past, we utilized Erin’s skills in the development of our 200-hour yoga teacher training curriculum. Eventually, Erin became our first Yoga Pod Teacher Training author and director and thus influenced the beginnings of our journey toward developing the Yoga Pod teacher trainings moving forward as the Yoga Pod brand grew.
Because Erin is an approachable person, is honest and "gets to the point," we naturally were drawn toward including her in the discussions of how to create our first teacher training manual. Erin saw that in order to prevent culture conflicts in the sensitive world of yoga, it would be important to welcome different people and styles of yoga in the community. It was her recommendation to include the expertise of a variety of people in our community in our trainings to ignite engagement and investment from our top teachers. Erin saw that by including more of the teachers' talents into the training, more teaching staff and students would feel valued. Our teacher training staff felt like a part of the "family" and wanted to stay on board. Because of Erin's directorship and because of her talent for drawing in individuals, connecting with them and mentoring them, many of her students continued on to become teachers through our training, and are still succeeding as yoga teachers today.
Although our company and teacher trainings have evolved quite a bit to meet the cultural aspects of our other studio locations, we are proud to say that Erin was a part of the early days of Yoga Pod teacher trainings taking root!"
- Nicole & Gerry Wienholt Co-Founders / Owners of Yoga Pod Franchises
“As the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Integral Center in Boulder, I’ve been working with Erin since she joined us in 2014 as a yoga teacher and then eventually became the Director of the Integral Center Yoga program. The Yoga program is a branch of our Integral Center Community Programming. She created and managed our program of 14 diverse yoga teachers and developed a unique organizational model that included continuous leadership development for all staff. Teachers learned Authentic Relating skills in order to bond as a team, resolve conflict, up-level teaching and entrepreneurial skills, and work on all areas of their own personal development. Erin’s ability to see into the dynamics of an organization and effectively communicate what is needed to move to the next level is a rare skill. More than just giving lip service to obvious problems, she identified the underlying brokenness that truly moved the company forward. She’s clearly dedicated to producing results and telling it like it is!”
-Robert MacNaughton, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Integral Center, Boulder, Co
“Erin has a remarkable capacity to greet the present moment while gently encouraging her students to go deeper into their practice. She informs, nurtures, and guides without leading. In doing so, she creates respectful space wherein each student can enjoy discovering his/her own practice and letting it unfold as it will. She is masterful at providing anatomical cues that make a world of difference and is always tuned in to both individual and class needs. Using her multidisciplinary education and experience to inform her teaching, Erin exudes strength, humor, openness, humility and power with equal parts grace and spontaneity. I am fortunate to participate in her classes.”
- Julie Emmerman, Psy.D. Psychotherapist Specializing in Athletes
"Discovering what is real in my body that wants to be expressed and potentially healed. You help me figure out what in the moment I'm experiencing. 2. Your own experience and teachings totally resonate with me and are relevant. Helps me connect to what I experience. 3. You create a container that allows me to experience myself with trust, support, understanding and ease. We flow through sessions with ease. 4. I'm getting my needs met by how you show up for me. 5. You smile, feel light and allow room for play even with the intensity. 6. You get right to what is true and up for me, no bullshit! Ok that is more than 3! "
- Brian Tsuchiya, The Start Up Guru
"Wow, what a session! I've been replaying our conversation and have a better description of that powerful being I described. It was me realizing I'm not who I've thought I was this whole life. I'm not just contained in this body and I'm not who anyone told me I am.
Today I'm feeling a nice sense of ease. Also feeling excited to get to know you better and break out of my shell a bit. I think that sense of order and control & my entire belief system was shattered In that one instance of recognition.I'm no longer value control at all but still have trouble imagining completely losing it:)
During our session I felt cared for and held in a very protected space, my body completely relaxed which is really unusual for me and I think I went into an Alpha state toward the end while our eyes were closed. I felt heard and glad to say aloud what my stumbling blocks are. I felt trust. Upon leaving I felt clear and upbeat and inspired to give myself freedom, not chastise the person I am but be gentle and loving even while I'm not quite there yet."
- Lauren Taylor
And Just like that, I fell in love again... Not being able to decipher the messages my body had been sending me for years, it was Erin that skillfully and compassionately provided the codes necessary to reconnect mind and body. Being a complete newcomer to Yoga, I feel blessed and couldn't imagine myself ever wanting to journey so deep into a practice before. I'm in love again.. with life, possibility, yoga.. everything. And, I'm learning to love me again. Thank You so much Erin, for each and every class, you are an amazing woman.