Meet one of Radiant Hot Yoga’s inspiring teachers, Erica S.
How long have you been practicing yoga?
“I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years!” – Erica S.
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
“I have taught many different types of fitness classes for the last 25 years and my love and passion is Hot Yoga.
I enjoy it the most because I get to motivate and help my students get deeper within their postures and their practice. I love to give verbal and physical adjustments so the students can find the correct alignment within the postures.
Overall teaching at Radiant Hot Yoga has allowed me to truly express who I am as a teacher and that ultimately is the best gift. I get to express my personality and connect with so many wonderful students. I am very grateful to be a part of The Radiant Hot Yoga Family!” – Erica S.
What changes do you see in students who practice hot yoga regularly?
“I have been teaching at Radiant Hot Yoga for 9 months and I have have seen tremendous growth in so many of my students.
I always see the physical changes but more importantly I see the students more at peace when they make it to their mats on a regular day to day basis. I see the students who practice regularly have more energy and confidence. The healing that happens on the mat is therapeutic and empowering.” – Erica S.
What inspired you to teach?
“I was inspired to teach when I started practicing yoga twice a day. I did two 90 minute classes daily and I found it to be the best workout mentally and physically.
I was approached to start teaching and I knew it was something I had to do.” – Erica S.
What makes Radiant so radiant in your opinion?
“Radiant Hot Yoga is Radiant because the heat is 105 and humidity is 35% unlike many other yoga studios in the area. The heat is so important to open and heal the body.
I also love the Radiant sequence. The sequence of postures and flows is challenging for beginners to advanced. Each teacher is unique and inspiring.” – Erica S.
How has becoming a teacher changed your life?
“I have been teaching for so long that it is a huge part of my life. I love to share my knowledge and passion of yoga. Being a teacher is not a job it is a gift that I get to share daily.” – Erica S.
What advice do you have to students that are new to hot yoga?
“The best advice to new hot yoga students is to take a lot of breaks during class, hydrate well, and keep coming to your mat everyday.” – Erica S.