About Erin

After teaching yoga “on the side” for eight years, Erin took a leap of faith and walked away from a stressful career in finance to pursue her passion of teaching yoga full-time. She teaches vinyasa flow, hot power yoga, and barre pilates all over the Bay Area. She’s known for teaching a strong but light-hearted class and has been featured in the New York Times and Washington Post for her creative teaching style.

After being interviewed on News Channel 8, she was invited to teach at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, attend the prestigious Yoga Journal Conference, and now works with a diverse group of clients to include professional athletes, corporate executives, and even middle and elementary school students!

You won’t hear much Hindu but you’ll probably get plenty of corny jokes, lots of core work, and sweet, delicious deep stretches.

Find her writing on My Yoga Online, MindBodyGreen, Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, and DiveIn Tampa Bay.

“Teaching yoga has been one of my greatest pleasures in life; I practice to feed my teaching, but I teach to feed my life. “

Got a question? Comment? Profanity? Leave me a comment or shoot me an e-mail at erin.motz@gmail.com!


17 thoughts on “About Erin

    • Very exciting 🙂 I can’t give details right this moment, but I’ll actually be using a different medium than the traditional paperback book.

      • E-book? Are you going through self-publishing. My dream is to write – for a living. But it seems just that. A dream. Breaking into publishers and literary agents is near impossible. Unless you’re a celebrity or have a huge social media platform 😦

      • Never say that. I know this type of encouragement often comes off as cliche, but you absolutely can be a writer if you want to. What other mediums have you written on besides wordpress? E-mail me and I’ll send you some of the ones I’ve used in the past that were helpful.

  1. I’m with you on travel– that is where almost all our marriage’s incomes go beside rent and groceries and we couldn’t be happier!

  2. Hi Erin!! I laughed so hard when you mentioned that Adrien himself might be confused as to what his real name is due to all the nicknames you have for him =) I have been married for 5 years now, and I never call my hubbie by his real name. It’s just….weird when I do! Plus it’s fun to change it up!
    And I have been told that you are a yogi when you fall out from the pose but get right back into it. So I have been claiming myself as a yogi, until now. I cannot possibly classify myself the same as you! Instead I salute you!~

    • That’s so funny! Yes, men just need nicknames. That’s the end of that! 😉

      And oh my GOSH puh-leeze! You flatter me 😉 There’s no secret to it – just obsessive, repetitive trying until I can do it (whatever “it” is at the time!)!

  3. Love your handstand pics! I laughed at your compilation of random names- the only people I ever call by their real name are people I dont know very well. My kids respond to a vast array of names that have somehow evolved from their actual name. 🙂

  4. Thanks for dropping by my site! I wish I could do headstands like you!

    Consider this a public chocolate eating challenge, too. I think I could take you on. 😉

  5. What is it about yoga that just looks so freaking cool! I wish I could really get into it, but I get antsy with all the stillness that involves yoga. You make it look so effortless though!

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