My personal practice has migrated over the years to reflect my continuing explorations into yoga. I take advantage of the many fabulous teachers here at Betsy's and incorporate Vinyasa, Yoga Core and JAYA to further my practice. I also enjoy the workshops offered (Bea Raydo, Valerie Kausen, Isabelle Casey, etc) to further my study. I love to explore and share with others what I learn about the mind and body outside of yoga through alternative healing and clean food.
When I'm not on the mat, I'm spending time with family, (new hubby, 4 great kids and 2 aging pets) friends, volunteering or painting. I have an abiding love of art, reading, spirituality and red wine. ~namaste.
continues to enjoy all the twists and turns on this beautiful journey!
Since earning her 200-hr certification in Shambhava Hatha at the Shoshoni Yoga Retreat in 2007, she has completed additional training
in a wide variety of styles of yoga, including Core Power Yoga,
Anusara, and Prana Flow Vinyasa. Along the way, she has been
fortunate to receive instruction in yoga practice and teaching from
master teachers like Shiva Rea, Barbara Benagh, and John Friend. Her teaching integrates the principles of classical Hatha, vinyasa, Anusara, and power yoga to create a dynamic, imaginative, and structurally integrated flow.
Erica started practicing yoga in the 7th grade, but wasn’t seriously committed until two years ago when she became a Massage Therapist. She was in constant pain from the lack of massages for herself. Therefore, she used yoga as her massage, which led to Yoga Teacher Training.
Erica finished her 200-hr Hatha YTT in February 2012, and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She teaches Hatha Yoga classes in the Louisville parks, and incorporates a Vinyasa flow.
Traveling and exploring the world is Erica’s ultimate love. She also enjoys water and adventure sports. She loves learning new things and recently started taking Aerial classes.
Jamie was introduced to Bikram Yoga in 2009. She completed her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification in 2012 with Betsy Jones Cooper in Louisville and is a JAYA Yoga teacher. Jamie is a 10-time marathon finisher and a 2-time Ironman finisher. Her vigorous exercise regiment includes a variety of yoga practices.