Erin started taking yoga classes regularly with friends in San Diego as cross training for running. She never thought she would be able to wind herself into poses like twisted bird of paradise and inversions were out of the question. When returning to Columbus to pursue graduate school, Erin completed Yoga Teacher Training and earned her RYT-200 in 2010.
While searching for the right studio in Columbus with physically challenging classes that combined cardio, strength, flexibility and balance, Erin was introduced to V Power Yoga and Julie Verhoff Pipes by a friend and was instantly hooked. For Erin, power yoga quiets her mind, requiring her to focus on her movement and breath or she will fall on her face. It’s both a physical and mental challenge, and the one time her mind stops running.
Erin teaches an athletic, dynamic and challenging class tailored towards her clients’. She loves incorporating arm balances and inversions into her classes, providing modifications along the way. Erin’s clients inspire her daily and she loves getting to know them both on and off the mat.
When not on the mat, Erin is pursuing her PhD at OSU. She has her MS in Nutrition, MPH in Epidemiology, is a dietitian and is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys traveling around the world, loves the beach, running, helping people and spending time with her parents and friends.
Lisa fell in love with movement and body connectivity while taking dance classes during college at The Ohio State University. Years after completing school, she missed that movement and looked to yoga as a possible substitute. It was an instant match, and the love affair began. Starting with the ashtanga series built the foundation for Lisa’s practice. Then, as she became a Spinning instructor, a personal trainer and a move avid runner, she looked for more challenges, and found power yoga.
Lisa loves power yoga because it combines friends, fun, flow and fitness in an open and welcoming space filled with good energy.
Lisa teaches a vinyasa class tailored towards her clients’. She likes to help her students build that foundation for their own practices with her Level One classes. She also enjoys the challenges of teaching Mixed classes to explore the various arm balances, inversions and backbends. Creating new choreography in the form of vinyasas along the way is intriguing and fun.
When not on the mat Lisa loves being on the water! From boating on lakes in and around Columbus to scuba diving. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, do it yourself projects and walks around downtown Columbus with her dog, Vladimir.
I’ve been a yoga enthusiast for since 2008, received my teaching certificate in Norway back in 2014!
I’d classify my yoga teaching style as vinaysa flow.
At V, I teach Thursdays at 5:15PM.
A fun fact about myself is I love experiencing new things: FOOD, cultures, activities, travel just to name a few.
I love power yoga for several reasons: the heat helps increase flexibility, yoga adds a challenge to incorporate breathe and movement, and mixing it all together makes you learn to be comfortable when you are uncomfortable.
I’d classify my yoga teaching style as alignment based, thoughtfully sequenced vinyasaa.
At V, I teach Sundays at 9:30AM.
A fun fact about myself is I travel a lot for fun, but also to teach yoga internationally. I try to take a yoga class wherever I go to bring back new perspectives and ideas for my students. I plan to travel to India soon to further my yoga education.
I love power yoga because it allows the student an opportunity to get a great physical challenge, while offering a deeper connection to the mind and the breath. Through this combination, yoga not only provides a “workout”, but also a “work-in”.