Eri Guajardo Johnson is a Midwest born, bi-racial Latina who is devoted to cultivating empowerment, resilience, and sustainable self-care practices for her students.
Her commitment to this work began when she moved to the Bay. In 2008, she started practicing yoga and began working for San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR)- a women of color led rape crisis center that is the primary provider and only community-based rape crisis center in San Francisco. In 2010, Eri completed a 200hr Vinyasa teacher training with Pure Yoga in San Francisco. In 2012, she completed a 3 year Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Wellness Coaching program from Vedika Global in Emeryville, CA- a traditional Gurukulam model of education under the teaching of Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur. In 2016, she finished another 200hr yoga training but this time, studying Raja Yoga at Niroga Institute in Oakland, CA under the teaching of Bidyut (BK) Bose. In the spring of 2017, she completed Birth Doula training with Natural Resources in San Francisco, CA.
Eri’s gentle yoga classes are heart-felt and reflect her dynamic breadth of experience. Her offerings commonly include creative inquiry, guided meditation, in-depth relaxation techniques, breath work, and knowledge from the sister sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. Each class is structured to engage the full range of yoga experience- from absolute beginner to advanced practitioner and her work with supporting survivors of trauma as well as prenatal and postpartum mothers ensures a gentle yet courageous space for folks in need of specific healing.
Learn more about Eri’s work at www.HealingTheCompass.com