Retired Police Officer / Lifetime Yogi: The first half of Erik’s life has been mostly Yang (Masculine Energy) with a dot of Yin (Feminine Energy). Erik started martial arts at 7yrs. old and obtained his black belt at 14. He later served 4 years in the U.S. Army – 82nd Airborne Recon/Sniper and a member of the “All Army Taekwondo Team”.
After the military, Erik became a police officer in the Los Angeles area and over the last 25 years he’s worked a number of assignments, to include training police officers in Krav Maga, hand-to-hand defensive tactics. In 2007 Erik began his yoga practice, he was initially drawn to the physical healing asanas. As his yoga practice broadened he began to discover many more mind, body and spirit benefits of yoga. Yoga brought balance into his sometimes stressful life as a police officer. In 2010 Erik completed his 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training. In March 2017 Erik completed Yin Teacher Training.
In November 2017, he obtained his certification as a Wim Hoff Method Instructor. Erik recently retired as a police officer and is now eager to spend the next half of his life in a more relaxed Yin energy; teaching yoga and traveling, but don’t get it twisted, there will always be a dot of Yang.