ERICA TAXIN BLEZNAK, MSW, CYT began practicing yoga in 1986 in the Asthanga yoga tradition until she met her primary teacher Yoganand Michael Carroll in 1992 and completed her yoga teacher training in the Pranakryia yoga teaching tradition. Erica co-owned Jai Yoga Studio in Philadelphia for 7 years, following which she opened Main Line Yoga Shala in Narberth in 2016. Six years ago she created a teaching curriculum for a Wall Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training program that allows students to utilize the wall as a prop for alignment and refinement, as well as a way to strengthen and deepen the Vinyasa practice. Erica travels frequently presenting at festivals and studios across the country, in addition to hosting retreats internationally. Erica believes that if we can meet the practice with patience, curiosity and breath that it will deliver us beyond the ways the mind has held us captive and reveal our inherent freedom.