About Erica

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Hey there, I’m Erica.

I’m a proud Jersey girl, born and raised. I split my time between my home in New Jersey and my (adopted) home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with my partner, Gustavo.

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Lifting weights in style.

I’m a writer, a vlogger, a traveler, a Reiki Level II practitioner, RYT-200 yoga teacher, and, most recently, a Crossfit Level 1 trainer. If you can’t tell by all the acronyms I love to collect (RYT, CF-L1, Reiki II), I love to combine my passions for writing and energy work with the physical and mental challenges of heavy lifting. (You can see my one rep maxes and benchmark workouts on my Benchmarks page to watch my progress.)

I received my yoga teacher training at the Om Factory School of Yoga in 2015 and have taught classes privately, in yoga studios and gyms, and for conferences and corporate retreats since then. I’m working on a new project to provide online yoga classes for Crossfitters and, as part of this effort, I post educational yoga content almost every day on Instagram and offer online yoga flows, as well. Check it out and let me know what you think!

In addition to my passion work(s), I’ve also been a member of the Automattic team for the past six years. Currently, I work on Knock Knock WHOIS There, the registry for .blog, a new gTLD that we launched in November 2016. (Get your own .blog!)

Outside of computers and lifting, I’m also an avid reader and love to learn new languages. Unsurprisingly, I’m currently in the process of learning Brazilian Portuguese, my latest challenge.

You can also learn more about me at my other blogs: