Erika Alcalde (RYT200) embraces the transformational power of Yoga to heal the body beyond the physical level. First discovering yoga at age 16, the practice soon became a refuge for her as it finally offered a way to understand the mind and body in a different context—as something to celebrate and use as a vessel for transformation. Her connection to her practice deepened after moving to San Francisco and stepping foot into a Mysore room for the first time, eventually bringing her to Mysore, India in 2013 to study with Saraswathi Jois.
Erika’s classes are filled with clear and accessible alignment cues for both the physical and energetic bodies, and incorporate a combination of mantra, movement, and mindful attention to breath to lead students through their own alchemical journeys. Erika continues to be inspired and nourished by her dear teachers and mentors in the San Francisco Bay Area including Sonya Genel, Sean Feit, Sidney Huang, and Cora Wen.