Erica is Founder & Director of Yoga Sanctuary studio and Director & lead Trainer on the Teacher Training Programme. She is an experienced 500hour Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and a certified Yin Yoga Teacher. Having trained with some amazing teachers along the way from Ireland and America, such as Veronica Larsson, Noah Maze, Ciara Cronin, Jodie Rufty, James Higgins, Marie Kennedy and Josh Summers.
She continues to practice and study yoga on a daily basis, attending frequent workshops with many well know wonderful yogis such as Meghan Currie, Patrick Beach, Rachael Brathen and Dylan Werner, so that she has new and exciting material to share with her students while continuing to learn and deepen her own practice.
Erica has varied teaching experience, from Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Hatha, Ashtanga, Restorative Yoga, Yin and Yin/Yang Fusion, incorporating many styles of Pranayama & Meditation. She is a passionate teacher who wants to help guide others to experience yoga on all levels, physically, mentally and emotionally, ultimatley as a way of living.
Melissa has been teaching yoga for over 12years. Her first yoga class was in San Francisco in 1999 and since then she has been hooked! Melissa has many trainings behind her including Bikram Yoga, Hatha Yoga 200hr, Pregnancy Yoga, Mum and Baby Yoga, Infant Massage, Kids Yoga, Pilates and HypnoBirthing. Melissa co-developed and is lead teacher on The Elbowroom’s very successful, Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training & the Mum and Baby Yoga Teacher Training since 2007. She also runs her own popular active birth workshops. Having lived in San Francisco where it was un-cool not to have a yoga mat under your arm, Melissa was lucky to attend many wonderful workshops with some of California’s most highly regarded teachers such as Rusty Wells, Ana Forrest, Colette Crawford and Lynn Whitlow. Although, she finds her 3 children, her best teachers in life! All of Melissa’s classes offer a nurturing, safe, fun and learning experience, with her love of anatomy weaved throughout. Melissa continues to take workshops, trainings and yoga intensives to continue her own journey in this wonderful lifetime practice.