Instructor

"I would love to live

Like a river flows,

Carried by the surprise

Of its own unfolding."

~ John O’Donohue 

Erin Holtz Braeckman’s Yoga journey has been an unfolding – one that has carried her over nearly 20 years, beginning first as a student seeking to rediscover lightness and freedom in her body. Since then, Hatha Yoga has been a constant in her life, leading to a certification with longstanding teacher and mentor Marina MacLean, as well as trainings in Qigong with Mimi Kuo-Deemer, Well Woman Yoga Therapy with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Myofascial Release with Jill Miller, Thai Yoga Massage with Deanna Villa, and Reiki with Hillary Faye. As a Yoga Alliance E-RYT and Continuing Education Provider, Erin holds classes, workshops, retreats, and healing sessions out of The Village Yoga Studio in Lakefield, Ontario.

As an observer of the sacred in the everyday, Erin seeks to make “the embodied inner life” a daily spiritual practice. She holds a B.A., B.Ed., and an M.A. in English Literature (Public Texts), as well as certification in Spiritual Counselling and a background in World Religions. She is a part-time faculty member at Lakefield College School, and the author of four published books, including Sutras Through the Seasons, A Year of Nearing, The Women's Wisdom Moon Journal, and The Oracles: A Collection of Birdsong. She facilitates online programs that explore women's wisdom and ancestral traditions, myth and mysticism, and the rewilding of Earth-based spiritual practices. When not with a book, her garden, or beloved family, Erin can be found leading her annual Sacred Feminine retreat through the South of France.