On the Rise: Meet Erin Stutland...
The course of my life was irreversibly altered in miraculous ways on a Wednesday night in January 2011.
I had been having a tough time in the latter third of 2010. The whirlwind of my wedding and its aftermath had finally settled down, and the events of the years leading up to the wedding finally really hit me. I'd lost my mother, my brother and my father in succession, and I just sort of imploded.
That December, somehow, an email made its way through my inbox. (To this day, I am not sure how). Perhaps the angels sent it to me. It was about a movement class taught by someone named Erin Stutland. I had been unable to get myself to the gym for a year or so, and felt as awful physically as I did emotionally. Something in the description of the class spoke to me. It wasn't just your typical workout class. There were affirmations involved. What?!
Something made me sign up. And on that Wednesday night of January six years ago, I went. Little did I know that meeting Erin would be the gift that just keeps on giving. Erin believes that movement in your body creates movement in your life and that all good things flow out of a deep self-love. I have seen and experienced firsthand the power of her philosophy in action.
Not only did Erin's class start me on a new course in terms of movement for my body, but it helped me begin to make shifts in my relationship to how I thought about so many things. And if that weren't enough, I was welcomed into a community of women and men there, amazing people, many of whom I am still in contact with today. The work we did with Erin created powerful change for so many of us.
I have watched as people in that community made their dreams became reality. Major life changes such as 100+ pounds weight loss, career path changes, recording artist dreams realized, cross-country moves to dream jobs and cities, marriages and babies born, and more. One of my goals in the class was to find my inner athlete. Two NYC marathons and countless half marathons later, I can say I found her. It has been a deeply gratifying journey that continues.
I am so grateful for having met this beautiful, extraordinary and dynamic teacher. I want to introduce you to her, too, because she is on the rise, and I am so excited for her. And for the many, many more people who will be able to benefit from her expertise. Find out more about Erin here.
Erin is now a co-host on an exciting new show called Altar'd that is set to debut this week! The first episode will be airing THIS TUESDAY, JAN 17th at 8pm on Z Living. You can read more about this show here.
Altar’d follows 6 couples who are looking to not only transform their bodies, but more importantly adopt healthy lifestyles and habits before they come together for the most important day of their lives, their wedding. Read more about Alter'd here.
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