As a graduate of The Guild for Structural Integration, Eric is
grateful to have had the chance to study the original method
of Dr. Ida P. Rolf with people who worked at her side for
the last 15 years of her life.
The method that she
developed is a profoundly efficient way of creating lasting
positive change in the body. Eric loves this work for the
consistent and lasting improvements that it makes in the
lives of his clients.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Eric came to
Asheville in the Spring of 2010. After serving three years
with the Army—in Germany and Colorado Springs—and graduating
with a B.A. from Penn State University, he spent thirteen
years enjoying the mountains of Southwest Colorado, and
several years in New England studying yoga. Several factors
influenced his decision to lay roots in the Blue Ridge
Mountains—the culture, the friendly people, the beauty of
the land, the mild climate, and proximity to family were
amongst the top reasons.
wore several hats over the years before discovering Rolfing
and Yoga. He apprenticed and became a silversmith—creating
and selling his own line of southwestern-style jewelry. He
traveled the United States extensively doing sales work
seasonally at colleges for
a number of years while also teaching snow-boarding. He was
co-creator and co-owner of a human-interest magazine
published throughout the 1990’s called Connections
Magazine, he waited tables and tended bar at several
fine restaurants, he crewed for a hot-air balloon company,
and guided raft trips for a summer.
Eric was drawn to practice Structural Integration as a
potent means to supporting holistic health—and as a
compliment to his work teaching yoga and meditation. Eric
has been practicing daily and teaching yoga and meditation
for over a decade. With extensive studies in
alignment-oriented yoga, he brings a depth of experiential
knowledge of the body to his Structural Integration
practice. He is currently in the final stages of an advanced
teacher-certification process with internationally renowned
yoga and meditation teacher Rod Stryker.
As the father of Ruby, born in January 2008, and husband of
Laura, Eric currently enjoys lots of family time, easy
bike-rides and walks in the woods, and time with his guitar.