Erin Ralph

Erin RalphI started working in a hydraulic shop for my dad when I was 15 and continued to work in the industry for 18 years. I had been doing yoga on and off for five years since 2013. I had thought about doing the yoga teacher training, but with my job, it just didn’t work. After working for both local hydraulic companies and eventually losing my passion for it, I quit my job. The yoga teacher training came up, and I jumped at the chance, not knowing how I would come out after. I was excited!

Along with the YTT training, I simultaneously did my certified natural trainer course, as my other passion is working out naturally without machines. After the training, I had a new outlook on life, a new appreciation and gratitude… it literally changed my life as I had found my true passion. I am a wife and mother of 2 kids, a boy and a girl, and include them in my self-practice and meditation. I feel it’s important to share the things I have learned with them.

I love to paint and do art, to be around and on the water and in nature, and to be with my family and friends. I’m a huge fan of aromatherapy and incense. My favourites are Palo Santo and Om from a local store downtown.

I always had such a love for yin yoga and thought that it was my path, and while I can teach it, it turns out I am more of a flow soul! I still love yin, and even more so now that I understand it more deeply. I love piecing together yoga poses and adding in moves from my workouts to make for a fun flow that works the core, opens the hips, and lengthens the hamstrings, while simultaneously engaging all the major muscle groups, and then gently bringing my students down to prepare for savasana.

I am grateful to every person who comes into the studio and to my classes. I love seeing that I have made someone’s day better. The energy created in the yoga studio while I teach leaves me feeling happy and relaxed, and I have so much gratitude for the journey, where it has lead me, and the people I have met.