"Before I met Erin, I walked with pain and stiffness in my hips. I was diagnosed with bursitis in my hips and I had to take anti-inflammatory medication for pain relief. Then I met Erin, and through massage therapy, specifically myofascial trigger point therapy, and yoga my body has been transformed. I can walk now without pain or medications. Her incredible knowledge and understanding of the human body, along with her work and expertise in massage therapy, makes her an exceptional and gifted yoga instructor and person."— Carol Martinez
“Erin inspires me and makes me feel good every time I see her. Whether it’s a yoga class she led, a massage she gave me or just a conversation we had, I walk away feeling joyous. She has great energy and knowledge for her craft, which she will gladly share if you are lucky enough to be in her presence and accept her gifts."”— Maria Poulis
"Erin is the real deal. Her love for the work she does is genuine. She treats each person with whom she comes into contact with genuine love and respect. I had a bad year in 2014 as I experienced several muscle sprains. Erin was able to help me heal those trouble spots. Ive taken her yoga classes as well, and they are always a great way to unwind and allow time for introspection."— Ellie Dumas
"Erin's presence in my life has made me happier, healthier and better able to appreciate my own efforts... Erin has helped me to focus on my personal goals and prioritize my well being. She is supportive but not at all pushy or demanding. As a result, I look forward to our sessions, which remind me that taking care of myself is something I want to do."— Carol McGurry
"I started my yoga journey with Erin nearly six years ago! Erin is an unending beam of sunshine! She has a natural gift of meeting everyone where they are. It's no surprise that two powerhouses ( Maureen and Erin) are under one roof. What a gift!"- Dr. Chanel Phillips-Davis
Erin is a compassionate and skilled body worker and yoga teacher who has been in practice since 2008. She is a natural intuitive/healer type who has developed her innate gifts along with the technical skills to treat myofascial dysfunction and pain. Erin is so delighted to welcome her clients ( brand new and long-timers) to Light House. It is a beautiful, light filled space that puts you at ease upon walking in. The treatment room for massage therapy is a cozy, quiet haven filled with salt lamp charged air. She diffuses and applies Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils along with heat treatment (when appropriate) to provide her clients with the most exceptional experience. Self-care guidance/yoga tips and resources for any specific issue are also provided.
Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy is a beautifully effective and non-invasive treatment approach for both pain relief and the restoration of optimal function of our muscles and connective tissue. This approach was created by Dr. Janet Travell in the 1950's. Erin discovered this form of bodywork shortly after graduating from The Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2008 and has had the great fortune of training in this modality with her gifted teacher, Mary Biancalana at her clinic, The Chicago Center for Myofascial Pain Relief.
Erin is especially well suited to provide care in the following areas of certified training & is working towards becoming a Board Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Specialist.
Lower Leg & Foot Pain
Mid Back, Abdominal & Thoracic Pain
Upper & Lower Body Assessment
Erin has been practicing Yoga for over 17 years and teaching for ten years. She teaches with great joy and has a way of putting others at ease while offering clear guidance. Her intention in every class is the same as always... May every person here feel free, true and in harmony with what matters most. An embodied practice is such great medicine for all of us and Erin is passionate about creating sacred space for her students to truly let go and be replenished. She completed her initial teacher training with Sarah Starnes & Brent Miller at SoderWorld Healing Arts Center and has since had the privilege to attend several classes, workshops and trainings with wonderful teachers. She credits both Desiree Rumbaugh and Sianna Sherman as being the most influential mentors on her teaching style. She recently completed the Wisdom Warriors therapeutic yoga teacher training with Desiree Rumbaugh & Physical Therapist, Karen Church. Erin is a devoted practitioner of yoga and is fiercely committed to doing her own work, being open to receive support & guidance from her life experience & mentors, and showing up in full presence for YOU.