Instructor & Studio
“Attentiveness is the natural prayer
of the soul.”
~ Nicolas Malebranche
QUALIFICATIONS & TRAININGS:
*E-RYT (Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher) – Yoga Alliance
*CEP (Continuing Education Provider) – Yoga Alliance
*Counselling for Spiritual Solutions – The American Institute of Health Care Professionals
*Usui Reiki Certification I – Hillary Faye
*Thai Massage for Yoga – Deanna Villa
*Qigong for Yoga Teachers – Mimi Kuo-Deemer
*Myofascial Release Self-Care for Yoga – Jill Miller
*Well Woman Yoga Therapy – Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Sivani Mata Francis
*Mindfulness: A Foundation for Teaching and Learning – The Centre for Mindfulness Studies
*Mental Health First Aid – Mental Health Commission of Canada
Erin Holtz Braeckman, M.A., B.Ed., has been practicing Yoga for nearly 20 years. After completing her certification with longstanding teacher and mentor Marina MacLean in 2012, she founded The Village Yoga Studio in Lakefield, Ontario, where she holds classes, workshops, retreats, and healing sessions. She is also a part-time faculty member and Yoga Program instructor at Lakefield College School, and has been a guest teacher at the Dharma Centre of Canada, the Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario, and the Peterborough Yoga Festival.
Erin is a published writer, mixed media artist, activist, and course facilitator of online programs that explore rewilding Earth-based ancestral traditions and Deep Feminine wisdom back into the everyday. She is currently a co-editor of Joanna Macy’s online journal, Deep Times and co-host of the Work that Reconnects podcast series, Conversations in Deep Times. When not with a book, her garden, or beloved family, Erin can be found leading her annual sacred travel retreat at Le Monastere in the South of France.
Seated in the heart of Lakefield, Ontario, The Village Yoga Studio offers students a welcoming space to find reconnection, release, and renewal, with parking and facilities available to suit your needs, as well as beautiful gardens for outdoor use.
With reverence we honour the treaty and traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig Anishnaabeg, upon which our practice at The Village Yoga Studio takes place. With gratitude we bow to the generations of First Nations ancestors – both behind and before us – whose care for and council about this land allows us to hold space together here. May our collective practice be an offering of reciprocity, for all our Relations.
NOTE: Please use the mudroom entrance off of the driveway at the side of the house. Footwear can be left in the mudroom while cubbies and a place to hang clothing are provided for belongings downstairs in the foyer outside of the studio.