ERICA “SUNSHINE” THOMPSON
Erica “Sunshine” was introduced to eastern philosophy and practice at a young age at her local Aikido Dojo. It was there that she first practiced yoga in 2002. She became more dedicated to yoga in college in Los Angeles, practicing Kundalini, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative styles to go deeper. Sunshine's curiosity led to a 6 year long world travel which allowed for study with a wide range of yoga and tantra teachers, and other types practitioners in Thailand, Indonesia, and Australia. At this time, her teaching extended to friends, fellow volunteers, festival participants, and retreat guests at eco-villages.
After completing her 200 hour YTT at Purusha Yoga in San Francisco, she was compelled to immediately enter the Purusha 300 hour advanced teacher training and has completed Holistic Yoga Coaching, Yoga Philosophy: A Guide to Daily Life, Yoga for Mental Health, Chakra Yoga (somatic healing), and Yoga Anatomy for Holistic Health is in progress. Sunshine has a Reiki level ll certificate, does oracle card readings, and is available for private sessions.
Sunshine's yoga classes and sessions are filled with warmth, humor, play, and mindfulness. She values the power of slowing down and is passionate about helping others honor their bodies and heart’s wisdom.