EV Yoga

You're only as young as your spine is flexible

Self Acceptance. Self Awareness.

See the world how you want to see not how anyone else wants you to see it.

About EV

Erin VandenBergh became a yoga instructor after three years of her own practice. She turned to yoga after a major back surgery (Anterior/Posterior Fusion on L5/S1) due to a condition called Spondylolisthesis. Her personal journey through her yoga practice has given her quality of life back and teaching others is her way to pay it forward. She specializes in Yoga for the Back and Therapeutics, however, she teaches a variety of styles: Hatha, Vinyasa, Pre/Postnatal and Restorative. Erin’s class style is a Classic Eclectic Hatha Flow, a fusion of various styles, with a meditative and spiritual journey. She teaches with an open heart and will guide her students through a series of poses that will develop strength and flexibility, release tension, increase energy, reduce stress, and enhance concentration. She is committed to help her students reach full awareness (body, mind, breath and spirit)…both on and off the mat.
She was born and raised in Chicago, IL and moved to San Diego, CA in June of 2002. Erin worked in the NFL for 10 seasons with the San Diego Chargers and trained a few professional athletes along the way. She is now dedicated to teaching as she travels to share the gifts of the practice.

 

It is also important to me to give back.  My seva (Seva (say-va) is a Sanskrit word for selfless service) I taught classes at one of Father Joe's complexes.  These women were once homeless and absolutely incredible.  Their stories touched my heart so deeply.  The struggles they faced in the worst of times of their lives and how they climbed out of the deepest of deep submerges really put things in perspective and really inspired me.  It was an honor sharing my teachings with this group.  Yoga allowed an opening for them, which gave a sense of clarity and strength to incorporate throughout their everyday lives.  Click on the link below to read the article that my fellow teachers and myself as well as the women at the complex were featured in, July 2010 issue of Vision Magazine

http://www.visionmagazine.com/archives/1007/1007_HolisticHealth_Yoga.html  

When people ask me about yoga, I inform them that this is a lifestyle, which takes discipline.  I explain discipline as meaning love and devotion.  It takes love and devotion to be disciplined in any aspect or activity of our life.  Practicing or teaching the history, art and beauty of yoga is expressing and exploring the inner-play within ourselves through meditation and awareness.  We are faced with many temptations and stresses; if we remain present and are able to pause and notice, we can make better decisions and react in a way that will benefit our being and others.   

I received my E-RYT-200 hour training at YogaWell in San Diego, CA (www.yogawell.com).  

 

My Religion is Kindness.  ~Dalai Lama