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Erin Herbruck

Teacher certification: RYT 200 from Cleveland Yoga

Ph.D in urban education with a specialization in learning and development. I have been a public school educator for 29 years!

Hometown: Cleveland Heights

How many years have you practiced yoga: 10

Favorite yoga pose: Triangle and Tree

Words to live by: “Be a Goldfish” -Ted Lasso

Why did you start practicing yoga: Back pain after surgeries

Mantra or daily affirmation: Cultivate What Matters

Favorite Book: Any Nonfiction about self improvement focused on positivity

What informs your practice: I feel like my breath has become an indicator of what my practice will be like

Your advice for beginner yogis: just do it… you don’t have to be flexible… yoga is for EVERY body.

3 Words to Describe You: passionate, motivated, reflective

The pose that challenges you the most: Inversions

The best advice you've ever received: Have fun (my mom says it all the time!)

What's your teaching style: focused on alignment, point-to-point instruction… my style is clear and concise… I am a minimalist teacher

What do you do for fun: Spend time with family, friends, my dogs, organizing anything I can.

What are you most grateful for: The fact that I was able to make major changes in my professional life and find true happiness as an educator after age 50!

What brings you peace: Quiet evenings with my family

Where is your happy place: Sanibel or anywhere along M22 in N. Michigan

Who/what inspires you the most: children and adults who are willing to be lifelong learners

Instagram handle: @erinherbruck

Erin Herbruck
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