Erin spent her childhood in Arlington, Texas and dreamed of moving to the snow-capped mountains. For 10 years Erin lived in the majestic Colorado Rockies, making her home along the Front Range, mostly in Fort Collins, and lastly in the high country of Edwards, Colorado. In 2008 she moved to Blacksburg, Virginia, where she embraces the charms of small town living and the mystique of the Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband and dog.
Since high school, thousands of beads and a pouch of gemstones have accompanied Erin on her nomadic, holistic path of work and study. Her passion for holistic wellness, yoga, self-awareness, and gemstones allowed Erin to peel back the layers of chronic Lyme disease and biotoxins. In 2011, she dedicated herself to a daily yoga practice, which transformed her limited mobility and 85 pounds of excess physical and mental weight into the vibrant embodiment of positive energy she continues to be.
Erin attained a Hatha RYT200 and Self-Awareness certification from Anna Pittman, at The Breathing Space in Blacksburg, Virginia. Currently, Erin is enrolled in Anna's 300 hour Yoga & Self-Awareness certification and will attain a RYT300 certificate in November 2018.
In addition, she completed a Yoga Warriors International (YWI) certification, providing her with insight and specific tools to share yoga with active and retired military, veterans, families and caregivers, first responders, amputees, any persons affected by PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress) & COSR (Combat Operational Stress Response), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), and anyone who has experienced trauma.
Erin received a Body Positive Yoga certification with Amber Karnes, expanding her ability to support yoga for all bodies, all mobility ranges, and anyone who feels they cannot do yoga, allowing the space to feel supported, explore, and deepen into radical body acceptance and greater self-love.
She is registered with Yoga Alliance, #184286, insured, and trained in CPR, AED, and first aid. Specializing in gemstone yoga and meditation, grounding, and body awareness, Erin's classes offer an inspirational and insightful connection to living fearlessly with ease. Authenticity, joy, and positive essence make her events fun, inviting, and relaxing for everyone!
Erin Doty is a proficient holistic wellness consultant, holistic events and workshops promotions organizer, public speaker, editor, and writer. Her work experience includes Vitamin and Herb Buyer for Whole Foods Market in Texas and Colorado; Nutrition and Fitness Specialist at The Ritz-Carlton in Edwards, Colorado; independent wellness coach and wellness lecturer at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia; vendor, yoga teacher, and presenter at Breathe Yoga Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado, entrepreneur and artist. In 2005, she received a degree in Journalism and Nutrition from Colorado State University.
Her little pouch of gemstones from high school grew into a large and expanding gemstone collection. Gemstone yoga and meditation are an integral part of Erin’s daily therapeutic protocol. Her intuitive connection to crystals led her to a TAOMCHI Master of Crystalogy Certification and creative gemstone jewelry design.
Owner of HK HIGH KICKS, LLC, Erin is passionate about sharing the ancient healing wisdom of wellness, yoga, and gemstones with others. Stop by the HK Yoga & Wellness studio located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center - 1800 Kraft Dr., Suite 111, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060.
Picture Credit: Geren Imaging
The heart and sparkle of HK began at Colorado State University, circa 2002. Erin’s joyful spirit could not be contained! She high kicked in college as an expression of exuberance; she high kicked for friends, for fun; to cheer and motivate herself; and to stay physically strong and toned. Erin also shared her enthusiasm in text as “HK!”
Over the years, Erin peppered her path with physical and written HKs. Then, the essence of HK began to take another meaning, another form. From 2010-2013, chronic illness restricted Erin’s mobility, and she literally could not HK! Over time, she re-learned to hk…to Hk…to HK…and to once again HK! Along her path, many layers were shed and continue to be peeled back, and perceptions reframed. Meditating on the facet by Isha Judd: “Praise love for this moment in its perfection” allows Erin to embrace moments with acceptance, which expands into more peace and abundance in her life.
HK is the joyful manifestation of what Erin believes in to live an embodied life.
“Where heaven and earth commune at the heart.” These words embody what Erin expresses as HK today. A HIGH KICK roots from the earth, ascends to the heavens, and communes at the heart. Erin is passionate about sharing the ancient therapeutic wisdom of wellness, yoga, and gemstones with others.
All HK gemstones and HK HIGH KICKS, LLC products are cleansed, dedicated, and infused with love and peace. HK products are handmade with the highest potential and intentions manifested for all. HK does not diagnose or claim to heal. Healing is ultimately the individual’s responsibility. Consult a qualified holistic or medical professional regarding illness or before starting new wellness modalities. Products sold are holistic tools of support and are based on ancient healing wisdom, well-researched information, and accredited experience.
Gemstone product descriptions are sourced from all volumes of The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall; Love Is In The Earth by Melody; accredited, noted websites and books; and confirmed by Erin’s intuition, and years of meditation and experience with gemstones.
HK jewelry and gemstone photos are slightly edited for sharpness and brightness. No filters are used in the pictures of HK jewelry and gemstones for sale on the HK website and on social media.
HK HIGH KICKS gives back and donates to a charitable organizations yearly.
In October 2016, HK HIGH KICKS at VTCRC opened a brick and mortar in Blacksburg, Virginia. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a variety of yoga, wellness, and gemstones offerings from Erin and other certified and insured yoga instructors at HK! Visit HK at 1800 Kraft Dr., Suite 111, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. (540) 750-4631.
ABOUT HK LOGO
Ancient mathematical philosophers believed the circle symbolized the number one, oneness, and the womb from which all geometric patterns unfold. Circles represent wholeness and unity. “God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” ~Hermes Trismegistus
The distance between each circle in the logo is the divine ratio, also known as the divine proportion, golden mean, or golden section. The golden ratio is found when a line is divided into two parts so that: the entire length divided by the long part is also equal to the long part divided by the short part. The golden ratio, Greek symbol phi ϕ, is a special number approximately equal to 1.618, and appears in all forms of nature and science, geometry, animal bodies, DNA, art, architecture, etc.
Eight circle trios frame the HK logo. The sum of 8 + 3 = 11. Pythagoras, ancient Greek philosopher, was the first to decipher that numbers hold vibrational properties. Doreen Virtue, Angel Therapy Practitioner, states angels communicate with humans through the universal languages of music and numbers. 1, 11, 111, 1111 serves as posts to an energy gateway, and a divine reminder to keep thoughts positive and to relinquish fears. The total sum of the circles 8 X 3 = 24. 2 +4 = 6. The number six symbolizes balance, harmony, healing, and is the hexagonal structure of a quartz crystal.
The feather with a heart was hand drawn by Erin. The day her beloved Catahoula Leopard dog Braetta joined the celestial realm, 1.17.13, Erin began to find feathers and see hearts everywhere, in everything, everyday. They are celestial love notes from Brae. A call to stillness in the summer of 2013 allowed the vision of HK to begin to take shape and then evolve with rapid creative force over the years. Each feather found captures the essence of love and freedom sent from above as it dances from the sky to the earth.