Erin Merk is a Zen priest and teacher of yoga. She received Priest Ordination from Eijun Linda Cutts in 2005, and served as Shuso (Head Student) at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in 2012. Since 2006 Erin has been a faculty member at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, teaching yoga, mindfulness, and health classes to teens through the Body-Mind Education department. Exemplifying her love of learning, Erin has completed the Advanced Studies Program at Yoga Room Berkeley, the Relax and Renew™ restorative yoga certification from Judith Hanson Lasater, and Level 2 of the Heavenly Essence Qigong™ Immersion Program with dharma sister Dr. Liping Zhu. Erin is most recently a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.