Breathe Deeply. Move Freely. Live Fully.

Current Schedule



Workshops Requiring Pre-Registration

Drop-ins Welcome

Details below


7:00 -8:00 PM

Introduction to iRest Yoga Nidra 6 week Series


6:30-8:00 PM

"Be Your Own Massage Therapist" The Course

Purchase Roll Model Method therapy balls here: 

Weekly Drop-in Class



6:00- 7:15 PM

The Deep Release Method:

Body Rolling, Yin Yoga, and Yoga Nidra


Zoom Info (if the link doesn't work)

Meeting ID: 365 550 0024
Password: 187984

Class is donation based. All are welcome.

A donation of $10 is encouraged.

Venmo: @ericka-merritt 



Be Your Own Massage Therapist

Thursdays 8/6/20 - 9/24/20

6:30-8:00 PM PST

Purchase the series or

Drop in by class  

Enrollment includes video recording

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August 6: Establishing a Stable Foundation. Safety, Tools, and Techniques. Grounding the Feet and Pelvis. 


August 13: Free your Knees. Restore your Arches, Release your ITB, Reclaim your Glutes. 


August 20: Quads, Psoas, and Core.


August 27: Love your Low Back.  


September 3: Breathe Deeply: Thoracic Spine and Rib-cage Release


September 10: Exploring the Upper extremities. Shoulders, Arms, and Hands. 

September 17: Tension Tamer: Head and Neck unwinding


September 24: Full body therapeutic self massage  


Monday, August 10: Intention Setting and Body Sensing


Monday, August 17: Developing and Inner Resource and Breath Sensing 

Monday, August 24: Sensing Opposites of Feelings and Emotions


Monday, August 31: Engaging Thoughts and Belief


Monday, September 7: Labor Day, No Class


Monday, September 14: Joy and Equanimity 


Monday, September 21: Witnessing Pure Awareness 

Meditating on the Beach

iRest Yoga Nidra

6 Week Course for Beginners

Mondays 8/10/20 - 9/21/20

7:00-8:00 PM PST

Purchase the series or

Drop in by class  

Enrollment includes video recording

Physical Therapy

Office hours 

Monday and Friday

at Healthwell PT 

specializing in 

osteopathic manual therapy including

cranial sacral therapy 

and visceral manipulation

Yoga & Meditation

Join me for my signature class

Deep Release 

Wednesday 6-7:15 PM 

Available for private yoga and yoga therapy upon request

Check back for upcoming workshops

Massage Therapy

Personalized in home Therapeutic Massage services available including

Deep tissue massage

Myofascial release

Ayurvedic massage

Thai Massage

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Sleep Coaching

Living fully awake begins with a great night of sleep.

Ericka draws on wisdom from yoga, meditation, neuroscience, and, Ayurveda and couples it with lifestyle coaching to transform your life one night at a time.  

About Ericka 

Ericka Merritt is a Bay Area Physical Therapist, Massage Therapist, and Yoga Instructor.  Her work integrates osteopathic manual therapy with yoga therapy to help her clients feel more embodied in their bodies and empowered to reconnect to their essential well-being. Her signature “Deep Release Method”  incorporates self myofascial release, Yin Yoga, and iRest yoga nidra. She is also excited about the hidden power of sleep and believes that a good night’s sleep is the key to living a life wide awake. Her mission for this life is to leave a legacy of love, by cultivating greater self-care and self-love. Her wish for you is to “Breathe Deeply, Move Freely, and Live Fully.”


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In Gratitude

Thank you to everyone who has walked with me along the path. My teachers, my students, my family, and friends. I am here because of each of you. I am blessed to have you in my life. Thank you for helping me to do my work in the world.