Erika holds an M.A. in Humanities from the University of Chicago and an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from DePaul University. She served as an English teacher at Lincoln Park High School in Chicago for seven years where she was the curriculum team leader for freshman English and an avid member of the school’s instructional leadership team (ILT). Erika also designed and facilitated professional development for other English teachers in her role as a literacy coach through the University of Chicago’s Network for College Success.
In 2015, Erika relocated to Boston and left the classroom to pursue teaching yoga full-time. As an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher, Erika's mission is to help people find balance in their lives through showing them how to care for mind, body, and spirit. She offers workshops on meditation and stress management at campuses and corporations throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Through Yoga Hub, Erika uses her experience as teacher, coach, and facilitator to provide quality continuing education opportunities to the yoga community and to help professionalize the yoga teaching industry.