Sabina Erlich

sabina erlich hatch yoga teacherOf Argentinian background, I discovered the practice of yoga shortly after I moved to Canada with my young family in 2002. Leaving behind a hectic career in IT and facing an incredible amount of stress as a new immigrant, yoga not only helped me to cope with that transition, but also to overcome an eating disorder that I suffered from for many years making me feel fractured and disconnected from myself. My first contact with the practice was through the practice of mindfulness and meditation, and that led me to the discovery of the physical practice. I was powerfully drawn to yoga from the very first time I sat to meditate and had a glimpse of peace and acceptance; and slowly, I began to feel whole for the first time in my life.

I wouldn’t have been able to walk that path alone. I had amazing teachers who guided me. And that realization awoke in me the passion for teaching. After taking two teacher trainings and countless hours of courses and workshops; I studied with Helen Duquette, Heidi Walk, Michael Siddal, Jessie Enright, Jasson Crandell, Natasha Rizopoulous, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee, Jill Miller, Christine Felstad, Cyndy Lee and Marla Ericksen; I started teaching various styles of yoga and meditation at several studios and fitness clubs.

Through my process of hatching, I discovered my passion for running, and became an avid one, running 20 km every morning with my dog before dawn, just to catch the sun rising by the lake; and running several marathons every year. Practicing yoga allowed me to sustain this discipline injury free for the past 7 years. I truly enjoy helping fellow runners and athletes keeping their body safe and healthy by finding a balance between strength and flexibility.

Eventually I found myself teaching the 200 hs. Yoga Teacher Training at another Yoga Studio, and found the opportunity to form new teachers immensely fulfilling.

But as yoga never ceases to make you growth, I found that my dharma, my calling, was to create my own studio, a sacred place in where I could create space to nurture and inspire a community. A space of safety and acceptance, of unconditional love, in which every single member of our staff shares the same passion. and that’s how Hatch Yoga came to life.