Eric's first yoga inspiration came from an unlikely source. As a kid growing up in the 70's his yoga spark came from Yoda. That's right, Star Wars!
This is where the idea of 'Oneness' of all started to take shape. For the younger generation out there, the FORCE described by Yoda is the energy created by all living things that surrounds us, penetrates and binds the universe together.'--it brings balance.
After practicing various yoga styles with different teachers & mentors, Eric found his passion in Ashtanga & Vinyasa Flow yoga. In this, he continued his studies at the renowned 'Downward Dog Yoga Center' in Toronto, Canada. While here, Eric also discovered the practice of Yoga Nidra and knew from his first experience that this was something that would shape his future practice. After teaching awhile in Toronto, Eric relocated to Hamburg, Germany where he deepened his passions in Yoga Nidra meditation, creative asana sequencing, anatomy and hands-on assisting.
Eric's classes inspire students to move beyond they're comfort zone safely, threading creative and intelligent yoga asana together with insightful yoga food for thought that can be applied to today's daily life. His belief and message to all those interested is RELEASE. DEEPEN. OPEN. BE. These words act as his reminder to maintaining a yoga practice in these modern days of distraction overload.
These days, Eric continues to teach 200 & 300hr teacher trainings, Yoga Nidra teacher trainings and specialty workshops throughout Germany and Canada. He is based in Hamburg and owns PEACE OUT YOGA with his wife Eva and their ‘Peacekeeping team.’ Over the years, Eric has contributed articles about yoga nidra and yoga in life to various yoga magazines and blogs. He is very thankful to all his past teachers and students for sharing and currently mentors with Jennifer Reis, his Yoga Nidra mentor and Anna Rossow, his asana and anatomy mentor.
Sunday 16:45-18:30 coming soon...
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