Zoe Who Erickson- A Young Yoga Instructor
by Emily Gerde
I had the pleasure of interviewing Zoe Who Erickson. As a recent graduate from Northwester Health Science University, she displays wisdom beyond her years and inspires us to live sustainably through the mindfulness of yoga. Zoe became a yoga instructor at age 17 and since then she has mastered her craft with unique class structures, meditations and individualized instruction. She notes Eckhart Tolle’s books as a catalyst in bringing even more mindfulness into yoga and allows her to live in the present moment, rather than the past or future. By doing so she has been able to heal herself and assist in healing her clientele by embodying living in the present.
Zoe reminds us that age does not matter when it comes to making your dreams come true. She encourages youth to put themselves out there and practice makes perfect. Taking small steps to accomplishing your goals and using mentors to guide you is key to success. We discuss the different types of yoga and how they vary and which ones serve which purpose. From more intense to restorative yoga, you will get an idea of what works for you. Zoe and I compare at home yoga and classes and the benefits of both.
With Zoe’s new adventure in Chinese medicine, we dive into nutrition and how her past of counting calories turned into simple, clean eating. Taking a relaxed attitude with your diet. She encourages us to listen to our bodies and enjoy the ride instead of stress about every little calorie. By eating whole, unprocessed, organic food and being sure she gets in her vegetables and fruits she found herself in better health. Zoe continues to enjoy teaching yoga at Lifetime Fitness and is looking for more wonderful opportunities in the Twin Cities area. You can connect with Zoe on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/zoewhoyoga/ or on her Lifetime Page.
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