Instructor insights

Erin Allan | Yoga

Fitness instructor and California native Erin Allan found solace in yoga nearly seven years ago after experiencing burnout as a family therapist. “I had hit rock bottom,” she says. “I’m very empathetic and was taking all the mental stress of my job home. I gained so much weight and was on all kinds of medication for depression, anxiety, pain and insomnia.” After leaving her therapy career of 10 years, Erin completed 200 hours of yoga instructor training and quickly began teaching full-time. “Yoga connected my mind and body in a way I had never experienced before,” she says. “I delved into my practice as a new kind of medication and lost 70 pounds.” Erin started at the WAC in 2017. “I have so much fun teaching at the WAC,” she says. “I feel like it’s a unique community and a different vibe than anywhere else.” In her spare time, Erin enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time in nature with her friends and husband. She plans to complete an additional 300 hours of yoga training this year.

—Erin Allan teaches vinyasa yoga at 8:30 am on Wednesdays and at 9 am on Fridays in Studio B on the 4th Floor.

As published in the January/February 2020 issue of WAC Magazine

—Posted December 20, 2019

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