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Śvani Erica Grevemeyer began practicing yoga as a support for her sitting meditation practice. Her playful and inquisitive nature comes forth in her classes as she supports her students in reclaiming dignity, balance, and perspective through the practice of yoga. A graduate of the Yoga Room’s Iyengar-based Advanced Studies Program in Berkeley, she continues to deepen and refine her own practice by constantly exploring the question of how her practice reflects the rest of life.

This led to her ordination as a priest in the newDharma lineage in 2013. Erica’s teaching reflects lessons learned from those who paved the way and continue to shine lights along the path:Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei, Donald Moyer, Ada Lusardi, and Sandy Blaine.

Erica’s practice has always been about coming back to being human. She has her feet on the ground, is practical & pragmatic, and is more interested meeting you where you are than in getting you to contort yourself into something you are not. She is committed to and consistently enriched by her students and others in her practice communities.  Out of a deep commitment to equity and inclusion, she works with students of all ages, shapes and abilities including seniors, women in recovery, and incarcerated men.