After receiving her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and 200 hr yoga certificate with Cloud Nine Yoga, she began sharing her teachings to those who struggle with addiction by unveiling the underlying source from within. In her class, she incorporates her knowledge of the chakra system in order to help her students understand their bodies on an energetic level through a physical perspective. She also emphasizes the importance of the breath within every movement and posture in hopes of reminding her students to tune into the present moment, and to use and trust their bodies as their own personal blueprint for life.
Nia is known for her authentic, nonjudgmental teaching style and uses compassion to guide her students through the exploration of self in hopes of inspiring her students to follow their bodies, breath and intuition in their own individual way. She believes that yoga is a lifestyle practice that helps to silence the chatter and chaos in the mind to make way for the magic within.
She moved from Nashville to Los Angeles and started her teaching journey at Liberation Yoga where she completed her first 200-hr training in the summer of 2015 under Christine Burke. Ericka is also a certified master III Mikao Usui Reiki practitioner under Reiki Master Aimee Bello and holds a bachelors in Communications. She is a forever student, always grateful for the next lesson and her many teachers- especially her guru fur baby Florence. Her approach to teaching is down to earth and light hearted with a focus on breath and alignment. Ericka seeks to create a space for her students to open up and become more of who they already are.