My birthday is always a time of reflection, honoring the emotions that arise and exploring how I can embrace a more balanced energy. As I begin my 42nd year around the Sun, I know that the scars of my traumatic childhood will always be there. Part of me will always be fearful, anxious and a […]
Erin Elizabeth Labadie
Erin Elizabeth Labadie embraces an embodied living lifestyle. She has shared her wisdom of restorative yoga through several in-person trainings of the Elements, Restore method. She has also created and taught over a dozen online courses which are inspired by her embodied living lifestyle. She defines embodied living as embracing a slow lifestyle which nurtures abundance, cultivates authenticity, explores creativity and embraces love.
Half way through my 40th year, I am finally beginning to feel the inner connection I had as a child. There is a playfulness to how I approach my time alone, which is creating a deep sense of renewed joy that is rippling through the rest of my life. Taking extended periods of time for […]
The traditional method of learning yoga was through an apprenticeship or extended study with one’s teacher. I was blessed to study for several years under some of my first teachers, Desi Springer and Shannon Paige. Both of these amazing women taught me how to teach yoga as a healing practice, to hold space for my […]
When I was a single yoga teacher living in a small loft in glorious Golden, Colorado, my daily sitting practice was natural. Then life changed, I became a wife, a mama and suddenly, life did not center around me anymore. It has taken a few years of trial, error, and creativity to discover a stillness […]
Authenticity as a yoga teacher can be very challenging, especially when you are first finding your voice. Perhaps you’ve found your voice, yet your teaching style doesn’t resonate with your community. It’s easy to shift into a space where we become almost robot-like, absorbing what we’ve just learned from a popular teacher, repackaging it and […]
My first teacher training was in a hot sequence with Anusara influences. The series provided a space for me to release much of the trauma and emotions held within my body but the rigid structure of the series created radical boundaries and bizarre boundaries off of my mat. Layering a restorative yoga practice into my […]