Erika Palmquist-Smith

Group Fitness Instructor

Email: [email protected]


  • Yoga

Education & Certification

  • Licensed Clinical Counselor
  • RYT-500 Certified
  • CPR & First Aid

Erika (PS) has been teaching yoga on and off for 15 years, and received her RYT-500 certification this past spring, 2018. In addition to teaching yoga to adults and children at AVACŪ, Erika is also a Licensed Clinical Counselor and spends her days at Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center, a holistic medical clinic treating people in chronic pain, teaching clients how to utilize mental, emotional, and mind/body strategies to manage pain. When not teaching at AVAC or the clinic, Erika loves to hike and get outside with her husband and three daughters (you've probably seen the troop of blondies at the pool!), or watch Netflix with her aging cat. Erika is most inspired by the strength and compassion she sees in her students, especially those brave enough to try a yoga class for the first time!