ABQ Nob Hill, ABQ Westside, Denver
Erin Hansbrough is an E-RYT 500 certified yoga instructor, as well as a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Her first in-depth studies were with Pattahbi Jois in Mysore, India, where she went to be immersed in the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. Erin soon learned that she needed a deeper understanding of alignment, modifications and just plain knowledge of the human body, so she later veered towards alignment-oriented styles like Iyengar and Anusara (which she went on to receive her certification in). Erin’s first experience with yoga happened in college, when she went to her regular dance class and found that it had been replaced by a yoga class. Although at the time her conception of yoga was, “that’s for super-flexible hippies. I’m a punk rock girl and I can’t touch my toes.” thankfully, she stayed, and fell in love with the practice pretty immediately. Today, she feels the practice of yoga provides a sturdy foundation for navigating a whole life: the self-reflection, honesty and integrity she finds on the mat have become treasured tools that support her work and relationships on a daily basis.
All Levels Yoga Class
Erin’s all levels yoga classes are a mixture of hatha and vinyasa styles. Erin teaches a moderate-paced class that is strong and deep, with an emphasis on intelligent preparation for more challenging work. She offers options to allow people to progress from wherever they’re at that day.
Intermediate Yoga Class
Erin’s intermediate yoga classes focus on alignment, breath, and awareness in transitions, as well as understanding the actions that create a pose. Her classes are unique in that she uses slow, deep work to bring about challenge and heat, rather than a lot of fast or repetitive movement. Erin’s classes are challenging but accessible, as she really likes to see students grow and learn, not just “perform” poses.