Erika Kristo - Personal Biography
Erika Kristo began practicing yoga in 2001 at YogaWorks Los Angeles. Shortly after, she fully immersed herself in Ashtanga Yoga upon moving to Hawaii in 2005 where she practiced with Cathy Louise Broda and Glen Butcher of Purple Yoga Hawaii. In 2015, Erika trained with Ashtanga teacher David Swenson, and thereafter assisted Keith
Moore's classes at Ashtanga Yoga Studio DC, eventually teaching her own Mysore classes there that same year. In 2019, Erika and Romy Phillips started Ashtanga Yoga
Howard County desiring to cultivate an Ashtanga community between Baltimore and
Washington, DC and closer to their own communities. Erika continues to assist her
longtime teacher, mentor and dear friend, Cathy Louise Broda, with mainland workshops that focus primarily on hands-on assists and bandhas. When she is not in the studio, Erika enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and hiking with her three dogs.