Engage Enliven Empower
with Erika Killam
THE 3e STORY
Upon entering my 40th year, I almost instinctively began wondering about my profession. What am I doing? What kind of impact do I have on those around me? Am I putting my focus into the right things? In an attempt to find answers, I asked all my yoga students, past & present, to describe a class with me in two words or less. Voila! *see list above. I was overwhelmed by the love that flowed my way. I was thrilled by the responses which reflected how my students feel when they practice! My questions were answered, I should be teaching yoga!
I began teaching in 2004 and almost immediately began also managing a yoga studio. Elements Yoga and Wellness Centre in Darien, CT shaped who I am as a yoga instructor and as the woman I am today. I will always be indebted to Bruce and Donna for the experiences and opportunities they gave me and for the family they welcomed me into. In 2009 I moved to Prince Edward Island, Canada where again I almost instantly began working with Dynamic Fitness as they developed their yoga program.
I’ve just turned 40… yes, over the hill… and it feels like it! I’m reaching the summit, I’ve made it! I’m ready to savour the view! I know the journey down the mountain can be as challenging, exciting, & even more beautiful than the ascent!
The community (kula) that yoga authentically creates is at the heart of each class.
Unlike traditional quiet practices, you will often find people interacting
and the energy high as students get settled on their mats before class begins.
Join in the conversation, you might meet your first lifelong yoga friend!
3e Yoga Flow
Inhale, exhale, breathe in, breathe out... you never knew how many reminders you need to breathe consciously until you've taken a Vinyasa-style yoga class! Continuous movement, helpful alignment cues, & skin-tingling tunes always make this class engaging, enlivening & empowering!
3e Yoga Align
These series are specialized workshops designed to take the students' experience and knowledge of the asana to the next level. We will break down the basic structure of each featured pose and explore the actions which bring the pose to life. Students will receive personalized attention and hands-on assists to help them apply the principles to their bodies.
Each series will focus on a different set of poses and are not limited to the practice of Yoga. All physical movement can evolve safely from an ideal foundation of alignment.
If you are interested in taking one of these series in your area, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A little more alignment, a little less flow! Based on Anusara alignment principles, this practice will explore the shape of each pose as well as the action to bring your asana to life! More hands-on assists will be offered in these classes.
Classes & Workshops
Check out the schedule of:
Alignment Series Workshops
*see Alignment Series…
but this one you get all to yourself! One-on-One sessions where the focus is on you. Develop a personal practice, learn breathing, meditation, & alignment techniques.
Classes available in heated AND non-heated
"I always love Erika's classes. She's really in tune with how bodies work so her flow is enjoyable and safe - which is important to me as I get older. She manages to balance a good workout with a respectful inner attention & I find it easy to stay aware and in myself the whole class while being motivated positively to work it. We're lucky to have her expertise & spirit here on the island."
"Warm, inviting, and fun! Stepping on to your mat with Erika guiding is something to feel."
"5 years ago I was struggling physically, mentally and emotionally. A friend suggested yoga. My very first class was with Erika. I struggled through the first class but felt like I accomplished something and I felt a connection to yoga because of Erika. Her teaching made me feel like it was ok to be me and that just being there was a big step. Five years later I feel like my life has been transformed and I am on the path to being the person I was meant to be. Erika’s guidance through yoga helped me on that path. I will continue to practice yoga and I will continue to attend Erika’s classes. I learn something new every time I am there. Her hands on approach and caring personality make going to yoga more than an exercise it has become a part of how I live my life"
"I’ve been going to hot yoga at Dynamic Studios for over a year now and Erika is by far my favorite teacher. She is spiritual, playful, encouraging and challenging."
"I’ve had the pleasure of having Erika as a teacher from two aspects: as a yoga class attendee and in my yoga teacher training. Erika is a BIG personality in a small package. Even in a packed class she makes a connection with each and every student. She makes learning fun and she always has a great playlist. A teacher that plays rap music in a class? I mean how fun is that?! She is bursting with enthusiasm and joy in every class she leads. If you’ve had a bad day I can guarantee you’ll be happy when you leave. Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned yogi you need to get to a class to experience the magic. Seriously! What are you waiting for? Go!"
"Erika at 3eYoga is such a fantastic instructor. I have had the honour of taking her classes for 2 years now. She has such fantastic cues that take me deeper into a pose than I knew I could go. Her classes are so much fun. Always an amazing playlist!"
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