Erin Wilson is a yoga teacher and educator, specializing in yoga for teens. Her passion lies in making the ancient practice and philosophy of yoga accessible and applicable to today’s teens so they can awaken to their highest selves and become agents of change.
Her inspiration to work with the teen population comes from her own life experience. She began practicing yoga when she was fourteen, when a dance teacher recommended it as a way to increase flexibility. Soon after she began practicing hatha yoga, a high school counselor introduced her to meditation and she began practicing regularly. In college, she received her adult yoga teacher certification through Integral Yoga, and she has taught yoga full time ever since.
Erin has worked with youth for over ten years, teaching yoga to hundreds of teens throughout New York City in public schools, private schools, community centers, and incarceration facilities. Through Integral Yoga’s Yoga At School program, Erin has taught underserved youth at James Baldwin High School since 2006 and developed a program curriculum that fulfills credits for Physical Education and Health.
Erin also developed a teacher training for teaching yoga to teens in collaboration with Karma Kids Yoga in 2010. She is the co-author of a 220 page training manual, and she travels nationally and internationally leading trainings and workshops on how to bring the practice of yoga to teens.
In January of 2012 Erin moved to San Francisco, where she now serves as the Executive Director of RISE Yoga for Youth and facilitates teen trainings and workshops. With the successful launch of the program at Mission High School, Erin is excited to bring Yoga at School to more schools throughout the Bay Area.
She is eager to build a community of yoga teachers dedicated to teaching youth and she hopes to weave yoga into mainstream education across the country. Her dream is to help build a better world by making yoga accessible to as many teens as possible.