Erinn specializes in serving private and corporate clients in yoga, meditation, breath work, and holistic modalities. Erinn’s methods are informed with more than 25,000 hours of experience in serving clients; thousands of hours in trainings; decades of study; and a lifetime of personal practice.
Originally from Maine, she currently resides in Scarsdale, NY, where she offers private sessions, workshops and retreats. Yoga, meditation, and holistic health are the pillars of her existence personally and her passion professionally.
Since my initial certification in 2005, professional development is a serious standard I maintain through ongoing training and certifications. My purpose in continuing education is not to accrue a library of certificates, but rather to expand the repertoire of capacities to serve my clients.
Ongoing studies in the yogic realm include restorative, yin, biomechanical function, physiology & anatomy, hot hatha, and vinyasa.
Meditation studies and practices include Mindfulness with David Nichtern, Vedic, Mala, Japa, Mantra, walking, pranayama, guided visualization, ceremony & ritual, Rune, and nature bathing; certification is in Mindfulness Meditation. My lifelong personal practices are in spiritual ritual & sacred ceremony, nature bathing, and breath-based visualization.
Human Ecology — the study of interrelationship between humans and the universal environment - is my degree and is also the scholastic and practical model for my professional view. It provides the science of the holistic model, the irrefutable fact that each unique human being is a miracle of complex chaos and multi-dimensional facets. It is futile to attempt health through only one approach, for example just the body, by adopting certain nutrition protocol or fitness regime. Nor can wellness be "achieved" through the mind alone, a recipe for meditation or endlessly reading through media posts on self-discovery. And the purely spiritual, ethereal tactic risks bypass of earthly realities. EACH of these aspects needs nurturing, evolution, and stewardship. These primary aspects of body, mind, and energy present in every human being can be integrated into a dynamic blend of co-existence. In the practices and process of integrating into dynamic existence, a person begins to experience their own concept of "wellness". In every session I guide, my intention is to accurately perceive, honor, and respond to the Human Ecology of the person I am working with, to support their individuated process of evolution into greater wellness.
“Let’s do OGA, mama!”, was one of my first full sentences (couldn't pronounce the Y back then!). From my start on this planet in the late 1970s, holistic living is all I’ve known… it’s quite simply the way I exist.
Raised with yoga, meditation, and holistic healthcare, my first yoga postures were as yoga play in the forests and on the beaches of Maine.
As an adult I developed a new relationship to yoga and holistic wellbeing following a series of traumatic crises through my late teens and early adulthood. Yoga, meditation, and holistic health therapies revitalized my life on every level. After a year of intensive daily yoga & meditation practice, my body healed and I heard my calling.
My professional path officially shifted in 2005 when I gained certification in yoga instruction at Kripalu Center, the nation's largest institute of yoga training.
It's a lifelong practice: Erinn learning to meditate in 1979, and in The Virtual Studio 2020.
Wellness within the workplace is an increasingly important focus for most professionals. The symptoms of work-related stress can show up physically and mentally. Those effects of stress in body and in mind can inhibit best performance, cause discontent, and leak into personal life.
After over a decade of working with dozens of high-profile business executives I developed specific methodologies for integrating "Workplace Wellbeing" into the work day and into the work space. These methods address the issues that accumulate physically in the form of joint stiffness and tight muscles, and those which show up mentally in the form of stress, anxiety, and burnout.
These methods prove to provide meaningful reduction in stress levels and increase an individual's ability to manage through stress to be more productive and successful.
My Workplace Wellbeing programs are available in person onsite and virtual. Programs are available as seminars, webinars, team sessions and solo sessions.
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In the realm of holistic health modalities, I focus on Craniosacral, nutrition, and energy work. In 2013, I earned certification in Craniosacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute. Nutrition studies started in college; in 2006 I created a program for coaching clients called "Body Synergy"; my Holistic Health Coach certification is through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC, the global leader in holistic nutrition coach training. The most unique and sacred source of my education is in mentorship and private tutorial in Body Energy Work and Spatial Energy Work with Marilee Marrinan, master holistic health therapist and my mother. That powerful, hands-on learning is ongoing over decades. I am a certified Reiki Master, trained by renowned master Libby Barnett. Sound healing is a modality I integrate into both workshops and private sessions, using quartz crystal bowls and other sound-healing instruments.
Above all, my greatest source of inspiration and most profound teachers are the students and I clients I’m blessed to share these practices with every day. I conduct approximately 30 sessions every week. The majority of my sessions are with men, ages 45-65, who are in high-profile careers. The balance of my clientele is comprised of women who are mothers and professionals, and a few young adults or teens. Most sessions integrate multiple modalities, although some are purely focused on one modality only, such as yoga or Craniosacral.
In order to bring my offerings to a larger audience, I am affiliated with a few select studios in Westchester, NY and in southern Maine. I lead workshops and special classes on themes such as Sound Bath with Restorative Yoga, Biomechanic Principles of Asana, Freestyle Meditation, and many others in the realms of yoga and meditation.