I'm on a journey to come home to myself.
I’ve always been weird. As a kid, I loved to read, I wrote novels, I loved school, I loved music and playing instruments, and I had a big giddy laugh and glasses. But I didn’t realize that was different. I was just me.
As I started to grow up, I realized that I was weird. I started to shrink to fit into what the other kids were doing. I stopped trusting myself. I started to accumulate some layers — of society’s expectations, my friend’s expectations, the “cool kids” expectations, the expectations of the super conservative church I went to twice a week with my family — and those layers began to cover up my magic.
I learned to doubt myself. I learned to judge myself and others. I stopped writing. I quit the band.
And for years, I carried on just like that. My magic was hiding underneath the surface-- so deep under the surface, in fact, that I forgot it was there.
I found yoga in college, and after that everything changed. I started to peel back those layers, an uncomfortable process, one by one. Slowly, I started to bring my magic to the surface. I started to learn how to trust myself again. I started to release crippling self doubt. I started writing again. I started dancing and letting my weirdness shine again. I started to let the real me be seen.
Because I was right. I am weird. My weirdness is what makes me special and amazing. It’s what makes me fall in love with myself. It’s what the people who are supposed to be in my life love about me.
That journey has started the life long process of coming back to myself. Of coming back to my heart space. Of coming back to who I really am. It brought me to energy work. To tarot. To reiki. To the breath. It continues to bring me to me, to my deep and expansive and never ending center, because I'm always in process & always will be. And now I share those tools with you, to help you come back home, too.
I share a lot more of my story in my podcast, Living Open, a show that I started after college as a way for me to explore how to create a meaningful life in a town where I felt like no one was like me.
Creating the show has been such medicine for my soul, and it's been an integral part of my own soul's expansion. I hope it helps you, too.
Now, officially, I'm a tarot reader, reiki practitioner, breathwork facilitator, trauma conscious yoga teacher, and storyteller. Mostly, I'm a creative. A healer. A witch. A seeker. Using all these tools to come home to myself & to help you do the same. My favorite thing to do these days is create community-- both online and in person in Philadelphia-- because I believe in its power. I believe in the power of telling stories, of being seen, of witnessing, of holding space for each other.
So if you're new here, welcome. Keep scrolling down to learn more about me and read some of my writing. Listen to a few episodes of the podcast that pique your interest. Follow along on Instagram and let's be friends. Check out my events page and let's make some magic together in person.
Fun facts about me:
I'm a Libra sun, Aries moon, and Virgo rising
My north node is in Scorpio (along with my Jupiter, Venus, and Pluto) & it resonates with me deeply; I have the Scorpio symbol tattooed on my left forearm
My favorite podcasts at the moment are Tarot for the Wild Soul, Dream Freedom Beauty, Cosmic Cousins, and Rise Up Good Witch
I've been to 5 continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa
I’m a writer. Check out my zines!
I feel my best during the first quarter moon and the dark moon
I've been vegan for over 3 years now
I teach trauma conscious yoga here in Philadelphia with a special place in my heart for restorative yoga
My birth cards are The Chariot and The Tower
I'm obsessed with reading. I'm always sharing my current reads over on Instagram!
I love altar building and candle magick
THE ~OFFICIAL~ STUFF
I'm a graduate of Liberation Prison Yoga's trauma conscious yoga program
I'm a graduate of David Elliot's Level 1 Breathwork Training
I studied with Lindsay Mack in her Tarot for the Wild Soul Course
I honor Lindsay Mack, Alexandra Roxo, and Rachel Pollack, whose teachings have greatly influenced my own practice and my work
Aligned and Alive: Unconventional Spiritual Tools with Eryn Johnson
This episode was so. much. FUN! Alli Owen interviewed me for her podcast, Aligned and Alive, all about the power of the spiritual tools I use like reiki, tarot, and trauma conscious yoga. We talk about navigating the transition from child to adult in parental relationships (aka what I'm working through now), my spiritual journey, why I don't post yoga pictures on Instagram, how I use the tarot (and how you can use it too), and more, plus I give Alli a short live tarot reading! Click here to listen or search for Aligned and Alive on iTunes!
Some Kind of Magic: An interview with Eryn Johnson of Living Open about Finding and Following What Makes You Feel Good
I had the chance to sit down with Emily Levenson for her podcast, Some Kind of Magic. We talked about how yoga, reiki, travel, and tarot have come together in my life to help uncover my deeper purpose. The episode is equal parts personal journey and an introductory course on the power of yoga and mudras, energy work, and tarot.
If you're looking to go on a spiritual journey of your own and are interested in learning more about things like reiki, tarot, mudras, and how they all tie in with yoga, this episode is for you!