Ericka Phillips is a meditator, yoga instructor and fundraising professional. Her path of practice began as a teenager when her father introduced her to yoga and meditation as spiritual practice and tools for health and wellbeing. Ericka began her Buddhist meditation studies in 2000. In 2010 she completed a 300 hour yoga teacher training with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman at Yoga Shanti where she continued to assist as a mentor.Inspired by the Shambhala teachings on basic goodness, and the strength and compassion of all her teachers, her meditation-based asana classes explore true liberation through the interdependence of body & mind. Ericka is the former executive director of the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.