“You are a bright star! Trust in the wisdom within and you will feel a wonderful support and confirmation of your soul. It moves through you and you can only be your Self.” – Erin Docherty
WHO AM I?
I am a space holder. Creating a safe container for you to explore the raw, vulnerable parts of yourself without judgement. I strongly believe you have the power to self-heal. With my gentle yet strong nature, I encourage you to enquire into those deeper (even darker) aspects of yourself that you avoid, so that transformation and growth can occur.
I worked in a corporate environment all of my 20’s until, at the end of that decade, I decided to enrol in Yoga teacher training. It was the catalyst for change and I took the brave step into teaching Yoga and Meditation full time. Through the years of getting to know my style and people’s bodies, I have developed courses, facilitated workshops and hosted retreats around Australia as well as host Aura-Soma consultations and meditations. I come with an array of knowledge and experience in the energetic system, including the Chakras, after years studying with the Aura-Soma Academy.
I have practiced Meditation and studied with Aura-Soma and the Art and Science International Academy of Colour Technologies since 2010. After graduating from Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in 2014, I have supported and worked with students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, those effected by stroke, athletes looking to prevent injury, students managing aggressive arthritis, those challenged by anxiety, Meditation groups and students new to Yoga.
“Thank you again for that glorious (yoga) class … I loved everything about it – sequence, pace, challenge, your soothing voice and beautiful energy. I have felt both grounded and light all day.” – Roz Hammond
My intention is to build a supportive relationship with you that guides you to unlock all your potential and heal your body + mind. With my help you can learn tools to tap into an empowered place within yourself and couragously communicate your message; combining every aspect of your being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
My personal use with Aura-Soma® and Yoga & Meditation has allowed me to find space in the moment to respond, rather than to react (no more road rage, to say the least!). Aura-Soma® and Yoga have increased my resistance to discomfort in challenging circumstances and I have developed my sense of awareness to life and those around me. My self-enquiry practice has helped overcome fears and I live every day with deep trust in myself.
It is the clients I meet with and students I see on the Yoga mat that inspire me every day. It gives me motivation to continue on this path of self love and growth. And it is my hope, through my own personal dedication, that I also inspire others.
QUALIFICATIONS + COURSES
- Hugh Lee | Yin Yoga Teacher Training 50hr
- Orgasmic Hearts | Feminine Power Series: Sacred Sexuality 20hr
- Simon Borg-Olivier | Spinal breathing: Circulating Prana in Movement 3hr
- Moksha Academy of Yoga | Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training 500hr
- Reiki | Level I
- Aura-Soma Academy | Colour Therapy Certificate I + II + III
“Erin has a wonderful aura about her, and brings a positivity to everything she does. She is both tender and assured in all that she does, and knows when to push someone and ask those difficult questions that really enable a person to grow. I have been to a number of her yoga classes and she creates an environment in which everyone can learn, and also be challenged. She incorporates a certain lightness and fun. Taking the time to get to know the students is also important to her, she genuinely cares about her students and supports them in having a good practise, as well as constantly challenging herself as a teacher to the benefit of all concerned.”
From the beginning…
After growing up in a small town, I had an urge to travel overseas and find out what else was out there. From 2006 I lived in Edinburgh, Scotland and did a lot of travel around Europe and New York. In the process of finding out who I was, many walls came crashing down and if I had a tarot card reading they would have presented me with the ‘Death’ card. Death of who I was. But then came the best part – re-birth. It happened in 2009 when I decided to leave Edinburgh, taking a trip to Italy where I attended a life changing 7 day retreat ‘Amar Si‘ (‘To Love Ourselves‘). I learnt how to walk with awareness, self massage, music & rhythm, Qi Gong, and met the most amazing people. They greeted me with smiles and hugs, even though they didn’t know who I was. We were about to go on a very powerful journey together.
I started to build new foundations, ones of self love and acceptance for who I was.
There was still a long road ahead.
I was guided towards the more subtle aspects of the human anatomy and over the next few years I completed qualifications in Colour Therapy and Reiki upon my return to Australia with Shirleyrose Rowe (Reiki Master Teacher and Aura-Soma Teacher & Mentor) and Vicki Engeham (Aura-Soma Teacher and Louise Hay Instructor).
I connected with the work Louise Hay does and through Louise, I found Abraham-Hicks and discovered the law of attraction. I felt empowered. I had a choice of where my life was heading and to improve how I was to feel.
It was in 2012 that I immersed myself into Yoga and went on to enrol myself into the Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training course at the Moksha Academy of Yoga in Bentleigh. Since graduating in July 2014, I have been under the mentorship of one of Victoria’s, if not Australia’s, most knowledgeable Yoga teachers, Emma Palmer (E-RYT-500, L3 Senior Yoga Teacher, RPYT).
My continued dedication to Aura-Soma has also seen me complete further Aura-Soma certificates in ‘The Three Stars’, ‘7 levels of letting go’ and just recently ‘Being the Star You Are’ with Mike Booth (Principal of The Aura-Soma Academy).
I’ve completed my Yin Yoga Teacher Training and have found a love for stillness and deep listening in my daily Meditation practice. I have built a daily self care practice after completing a 5 week course with Orgasmic Hearts and continue to explore new ways of thinking and being.
I love to explore my edges and look to increase my awareness, learning to let go and create many beautiful classes and retreats just for you.
But enough about me! What about you!?