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.
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