Erica Jung got her start teaching yoga after a life altering training in India. Known for her playful, challenging, intelligent, and innovative style, she encourages removing fear and obstacles through self-love and curiosity. Erica aims to inspire by showing everyone is capable in any amount. Erica is dedicated to maintaining tradition and integrity of the yogic practice while infusing light hearted humor and recognizing individual needs creating accessibility in experience and growth. Her teachings are strongly influenced by the traditions of Ashtanga and anatomy, and she continues to study extensively under Raghunath Cappo and Tiffany Cruikshank. In addition, Erica travels regularly to India continuing her spiritual practices honoring teachers past and present. Her strengths lie in creating accessibility and understanding for each student regardless of skill levels and presenting it in a mash up of fun, insight and Ah-ha’s. With a background in nursing, healing work and Eastern techniques, a uniquely intuitive connection to each student and class creates an experience that is deeply personal as well as collectively strong.
As a 500hr E-RYT, Erica has taken her knowledge and love of the practice to multiple platforms having been features as a field expert and guest speaker on various shows with Montel Williams, Sadie Nardini, Jai Surgim, as well as in print in and for Mantra Health and Wellness, Origins Magazine, Lululemon, NJ Monthly, and more. Her wish is to educate and inspire through empowerment, self awareness and minimizing the perceived gaps that divide. She feels honored and blessed to be able to share her passion and serve her community via her studio Trepta Yoga that was recently voted best in state. As a citizen of the world, Erica feeds her love of travel and adventure by teaching internationally and hosting regular retreats and trainings worldwide. She continues to expand her devotion of serving communities by heading the non-profit organization NJ Global Mala, New Jersey’s largest yoga event.