My name is Erin. Hi. I am a Texan, born and raised. I’ve got a giant family and a little dog, both of whom give me a whole lot of love.
My yoga story starts back in 2012. My best friend, a physical therapist, suggested I take a class and insisted I would love it. How are best friends always right? I found a studio and a teacher, Jane, that I adored and the rest is history. Like most of us yogis, we fall in love with an asana practice instantly and never look back. I took class after class and very soon realized that I wanted to teach it to others. I’m no salesman. But I’ll preach about yoga to whoever wants to listen. I believe in yoga. And I think yoga believes in me.
Very soon into my 200 hour teacher training, I realized that Yoga is not completely a physical practice. In fact, the postures that we move through on our mat in a group class is only the tip of the iceberg. Yoga is breathing. Yoga is stillness in meditation. Yoga is self study. Yoga is a daily practice on and off the mat.
I received my 200 hour certification in Southlake, Texas through Om Yoga Journey under the direction of Arpita Shah. Probably the best decision of my life. In two years I have taught over 500 hours of yoga. I have taught various yoga genres to many ages. Group classes, private sessions, athletes and my 4 year old niece. Not to say that I am an expert, far from it. I will always be a student. Currently I am gaining my 300 hour certification, also with Arpita and Om Yoga Journey. Come December 2016 I will be a 500 hour registered yoga teacher. Erin Preston RYT 500. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
My goal in life is to make us all better. Big words, I know. It overwhelms me at times too, but the truth is it doesn’t have to be this huge movement. It doesn’t have to be a big secret. And to be honest, I don’t always know what ‘better’ looks like. We all have different stories, different strengths and weaknesses, different injuries and thank goodness for that. I like hearing your story and sharing mine. I like seeing where we can relate and what we can learn from each other. Together we can find what ‘better’ looks like for you. I’ll give you a little hint that yoga will probably sneak in here and there. But let’s find how Yoga can improve your life as it has improved mine.