Erica Pyznar was introduced to yoga in high school, but became serious about her practice in her early 20s. As a college athlete and avid runner, she used yoga to compliment strength training and to ease the soreness that came with high-intensity cardio sessions. She now views yoga as an exercise in and of itself, one that not only works the body, but also the mind. Through yoga she learned to release things that do not serve her, to let go of things that prevent her from living fully, and to free herself of judgment. She learned to appreciate herself and the world around her and hopes to help her students do the same. Erica completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training in June 2017 at The Yoga Shop in West Hartford. She is certified in LivFree Power and prides herself on teaching an energetic, challenging class while also speaking to the mind and spirit. Originally from CT, Erica recently moved back to the state after spending the last 6 years in New York City. She currently lives in Rocky Hill with her boyfriend and her Bullmastiff puppy, Lambeau.