Thrive Guide

Erin Sampson

Erin Sampson

Arvada

About

Erin received her 200-hour teaching certification in 2008 in Arvada, Colorado. For the next several years, she taught classes at her neighborhood studio.

In December of 2011, she and her husband moved their family of five to Tamarindo, Costa Rica for six months. They fell in l...
Erin received her 200-hour teaching certification in 2008 in Arvada, Colorado. For the next several years, she taught classes at her neighborhood studio.

In December of 2011, she and her husband moved their family of five to Tamarindo, Costa Rica for six months. They fell in love with Costa Rica and decided to split their time between Colorado and Costa Rica. Upon her first return to Colorado, she opened her own studio, Five Parks Yoga, which allowed her to teach in both Colorado and Costa Rica.

In an effort to bridge the gap between Colorado and Costa Rica, in February of 2015, Erin and her husband Matt started filming her yoga classes and posting them on YouTube, so that her students could practice with her when she wasn’t in town, (either town!). Since that time, she has posted over 300+ classes and now has over 200,000 subscribers and students from all over the world. While her original intention was to simply share her classes with her students at her two homes, the unexpected result of her YouTube channel has given her an opportunity to connect with students from all over the world. Visit Erin online at: https://www.youtube.com/c/FiveParksYoga

Erin’s other passion project began in 2013 when she co-founded Warrior Girls Yoga – yoga workshops and camps for middle school and high school-aged girls. ( http://warriorgirlsyoga.com/ )The program has been an amazing part of her passion for sharing yoga in a full-hearted and meaningful way.

Erin strives to share her love for self-discovery through the practices of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga during her classes and retreats.

Erin – E-RYT – Green Mountain School of Yoga, Arvada, CO 2008. Multi-style Yoga Institute, Playa Negra, Costa Rica 2015. Yoga Alliance Member 2008 – present.
This is a preview of a yoga retreat experience with Five Parks Yoga!
This is a preview of a yoga retreat experience with Five Parks Yoga!
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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us." ~Marianne Williamson
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Retreat Specialties

My retreats include yoga, mindfulness meditation, and activities with a theme to bring it all together.

Teaching Specialties

Connection on and off the yoga mat. I am authentic and strive to share myself in a way that is relatable to my students.

What are your favorite Retreat Venues around the world

Costa Rica Yoga Spa in Nosara, Costa Rica. This beautiful location has been the site of six of our retreats, with over 120 attendees from 11 countries. This is a truly magical location with incredible views, food and activities. And of course, the yoga shala is the most inspiring place I have ever practiced yoga.

What's your personal definition of what it means to thrive?

To thrive is to live from a place of authenticity which allows you to constantly challenge your sense of self and grow emotionally and mentally even in the midst of imperfection.

Who do you look up to ? Who has helped you the most along your teacher / retreat leader journey?

My husband Matt and my three kids have been my biggest support system. They have been a foundation in pursuing my teacher trainings, summer camps and the filming of my classes in two different countries. There are many yoga teachers who I admire and who have influenced my teaching. Kathryn Budig and Amy Ippoliti are both yoga influences who I admire from afar. My teacher Hali Love impacted me and helped me grow as a teacher. I admire authentic youtube yoga teachers like Adriene Mishler who has influenced online yoga. My close friends have also been with me all along the way, attending classes and retreats and helping me with my business.