Erin Burkhardt

Erin Burkhardt

Modo Yoga La – La Brea
Erin spent her first few years growing up in a small, rural town in Kansas before her family decided to head west to live in the mountains of Northern Arizona. She attributes her deep love for the great outdoors, and her compassion and love for all living things, to the many years she spent playfully exploring in wide open spaces as a child. Family being at the center of importance for Erin, she places strong value on cultivating deeper connections with all people.
For college, it was off to Arizona State University, where she completed her BS in Kinesiology.  With a degree in her hand, adventure in her heart and the desire to live near the coast, she moved west to Los Angeles, where she began her career as a personal trainer. Within a few short years, Erin built a thriving private training practice.
Interested in exploring all fitness realms, a friend brought Erin to her very first yoga class and she was instantly hooked.  She saw yoga was much more than just a physical practice, and was able to recognize the importance of balancing body, mind and heart.  After completing her 200 hour yoga certification in 2010, Erin taught private yoga sessions to her students and practiced at several studios in the LA area. She admits however, that it took finding Modo to feel she truly found her yoga home.  Erin attended the Modo Los Angeles Teacher Training in February 2014 and describes the experience as being one of the most rewarding and joyful, yet challenging and confronting experiences she’s ever had—calling it one of the best experiences of her life.
Erin believes in cultivating a sense of balance in all aspects of life.  She knows how easy it is to get carried away with life’s ups and downs, highs and lows, and hopes to inspire her students to find stillness in the middle ground.  She strives to encourage and inspire students to notice and embrace their individuality and to tap into vulnerability and strength on and off the mat, one breath at a time.
She is grateful for all of life’s experiences … yep, even the super crummy ones.  Erin has found that it is the challenging, heavy moments we all bump up against that offer the greatest rewards – a real opportunity to listen and move closer to what is actually true and real and to open up to all that is amazing in this world!