Experience and Background:
I am a licensed professional counselor, Equine Gestalt Coach and yoga teacher and have been in the field of psychology and stress reduction since 1998. Over the past 20 years, I have taught yoga and have been a bodyworker in both Los Angeles, California and Boulder, Colorado. My background is in Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. My teachers have been Chuck Miller and Many Ezraty, Shiva Rea, K. Pattabhi Jois, Erik Shiffman Donna Farhi, and many more. My graduate degrees are in Movement Education/Dance Therapy from UCLA and Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. Currently, I am in a 2-year meditation teacher training program with Jack Kornfield.
After graduate school, I worked with youth and parents as a social and emotional learning facilitator, play therapist and school counselor. Most recently, I was an individual and family counselor for the Healing Circles Program at TRU Community Care. and facilitated the kids equine grief programs and the grief camp, Camp Erin, as well as, co-facilitating grief trainings for professionals in the community. I reside in Longmont, Colorado and have a private practice in counseling and personal coaching through the Rocky Mountain Center for Counseling and Stress Reduction and Heart to Horses.
The focus of my practice is working with adults and children in the areas of vinyasa yoga, grief/loss, postpartum wellness, mindfulness, all in the name of reducing stress and anxiety.
I am a seeking and an eternal student. I have been through major losses and traumas in my life, and and worked through them with the support of my family, friends, the arts, movement, and well, my own will and determination. I believe my personal philosophy is in the midst of some changes at this time, but what I an say is that I teach all my classes from the perspective that we an all learn to tolerate the uncomfortable, and swing into the hard work it takes to change and swing out into fun, laughter and relaxation. It’s all about balance and the middle path – anything in extremes becomes damaging. That is my experience so far in life. I teach with the intention of individuals receiving what they need for that particular class, on that particular day. Hope to see you there!
What might a student experience in class with Erin Tanner Jospé?
A class that’s not too hard, and not too soft – a balance of work, strengthening, lengthening and relaxation and introspection – I am a mindfulness meditation teacher so I often incorporate these practices into my yoga classes.