Today we’d like to introduce you to Erin Berry.
Erin, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I love my life. I am in full alignment with my soul’s purpose, I have two beautiful happy kids, I have a tribe of people who love and support me. My days are spent serving my clients through coaching, healing, and yoga. I get to lead life-changing retreats and watch the unfolding of cosmic badassery all around me. I have balance in my world, where I get to be present for my kids, my loved ones, and most importantly, myself! I have gratitude every day for living in complete joy and following my bliss.
But it wasn’t always this way…
My journey started 20 years ago when I felt the tug of my soul. It pulled me to a retreat in Oak Creek, AZ. I didn’t know much about energy or healing, but after hearing about a friend’s experience, I HAD to be there!
So much magic unfolded, but the most important part is that this retreat started my journey back to myself, my love of self, and into authenticity.
The interesting thing about the timing of this is that I had just gotten married. Married to a man not interested in evolution or growth. Although he initially supported this journey, he didn’t realize the chaos it would bring into our relationship. I was a caterpillar when we met, and I had just entered the chrysalis.
Previous to my Sedona adventure, I didn’t know who I was authentically, I thought I loved myself but didn’t really even understand what that means, and I was unconsciously operating in life. I realize now that I conformed to society’s idea of who I should be and what I should do, even though deep down inside I knew I wasn’t following my heart.
Once I started to understand that I could grow and heal myself, I wanted more! I went through a couple of yoga teacher trainings because I loved the blissful after-glow and inner peace that yoga provided. I enjoyed the connection I found with my body, mind, and my spirit All of this brought me a deeper self-awareness, and more chaos and change into the relationship.
It was around this time in the marriage where my biological clock started to tick. This is where I feel compelled to state that if you have a shaky foundation in your relationship, having children will not be the fix! I ignored many red flags around having babies with this man and did it anyways. At this point, I had been invested in marriage for six years. It felt like too much work to start over.
Post kids, the issues really rose to the surface. We disagreed on everything parent-related and he didn’t value me as a stay at home mom. I lost my power in the situation when I gave up my job. I lost my voice, I forgot how to ask for what I needed or was completely ignored when I did. As time went on, I lost more and more of who I was, I was a shell of a person going through the motions of seemingly perfect suburban life, meanwhile I was miserable on the inside, lost, depressed, and honestly feeling like I was going crazy.
Through my personal growth work, I learned about a concept called the gap between who we are, and who we present ourselves to the world to be. The more out of alignment we are, the larger the gap. I realized my gap was HUGE. I finally starting to really listen to the nagging messages that I was off course completely. I started to focus on me and acting in alignment with who I felt I was on the inside, and to stop conforming to an idea of a perfect image and way of being.
Even though I was being brave on the outside, I was full of worry and anxiety on the inside. I wanted to leave but had so much fear, guilt, and shame around having a failed marriage in my history. I convinced myself that I would mess up my kids, be alone for the rest of my life, live under a bridge, ect…
The more I stood in my power and spoke my truth, the less my ex-husband liked me. I heard myself tell my daughter one day to do as I said and I not as I did after she witnessed him being disrespectful to me. I realized that I was not showing my children a healthy way of being in a relationship, nor was I showing my daughters how they deserved to be treated by anyone.
Most people who have been through a divorce can tell you that it is usually an emotionally charged event in which the ugly just comes out. What matters is that I won my freedom and can say that we are all in much better, much happier places now.
I started to own my “freak flag” as I called it, but now realize is my authentic true self. The more I embraced her, the more and more I fell in love with me as me. I started to attract people who reflected me in this cosmically awesome way, and loved and accepted me AS me! I started to stand in my power and speak my truth. I finally fought my way out and emerged from the chrysalis with a pair of HUGE ass wings that continue to grow larger every single day.
During this time, I started to remember and tap into my healing abilities, and in an interesting unfolding of events, I was connected with a healing modality called Vortex Diving Energy Healing® that resonated with me on a deep level. Through my training in that modality, my own gifts came on line even stronger. I started to trust my intuition again, I started to help others heal!
People started to appear for me to coach on self-love and authenticity.
Since I began my journey, I have dreamed of one-day leading retreats. They were such an important part of my healing. I saw the impact that stepping out of our daily lives and a deep inner focus could create. I decided to take the leap and start leading my own. At first, I called them yoga retreats but realized very quickly that my retreats incorporate so much healing as well.
I have had the opportunity to watch so many beautiful transformations and have witnessed true magic.
Today, I feel I am living in alignment with my soul’s purpose. I am coaching and healing cosmic beings back into alignment with their soul. They are falling in love with themselves, creating healthy relationships, setting strong boundaries, and crushing life.
I lead retreats locally in Colorado and am going International in March 2020 when I will host my first one in Costa Rica.
I LOVE me, and I love my life. I want everyone to feel the same. We are ALL worthy of a life to is full of bliss and joy.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It’s been a curvy, twisty, and bumpy road. I see now how I was the biggest resistance to my success. I still see fear come up when I think about taking the next step forward or going bigger. And yet, our greatest breakthroughs come through our fears.
For a long time, I didn’t believe in myself. I was looking for validation outside of me. I’ve been surrounded by people who operate by the rules and don’t understand that we can create whatever it is we would like in our experience. The more I’ve trusted in my own abilities, the more faith I’ve had in the process, the easier things have gone for me. The more I have believed in myself, the more people who have shown up in my world that believe in me too.
Those are the three big ones, trust yourself, believe in yourself, and have faith that if you are putting the right energy out there, it will happen. Surround yourself with those that believe in you, and yet do not validate yourself based off of anyone else’s opinions.
My other advice is to focus on your foundation. This advice was given to me when I started, and it was key. As entrepreneur types, we tend to have a million great ideas. Find the ones that will support your business and then branch out from there.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into Berry Blissful story. Tell us more about it.
I consider myself a soul midwife and a transformational healer. I help beautiful souls reconnect with the most authentic parts of themselves, and fall back with who they are. The more we love and accept ourselves, the more others can do the same.
I lead healing and yoga retreats locally and internationally. My retreats are a combination of movement, healing, group work, connection, and magic. They are deeply healing as they bring you back to yourself, start the process of cultivating or deepening your self-love work, and take you deeper into your journey of authenticity. They are the perfect way to reconnect with who you are and to honor your needs completely.
I use coaching and group programs to bring up patterns and stories that keep my clients stuck, and use my energy healing to accelerate the process of releasing this stuck energy. We mentally, emotionally, and energetically rewire everything together. My clients learn to love and accept themselves, release judgment, guilt, and shame, speak their truth and learn to set clear boundaries. My clients create healthier relationships starting with the one with themselves and step into full alignment with their soul’s purpose.
As a movement guide, I use all of my training, personal experience, and intuition to plan the perfect class for your needs and your body. My favorite thing is to bliss out a deserving soul that needs rest or to help someone build strength and confidence in their practice. I want you to feel good in your own skin no matter the shape or size. I meet you exactly where you are.
I am most proud of creating a blissful brand that supports people in their journey back to themselves. Everything I teach and share comes from my own experience and journey. I’ve done the work of learning what has worked and what hasn’t and I’ve combined what has been the most inspiring and powerful for my clients and myself personally.
I have a small mission of healing the world, and I really feel like I am accomplishing this one person at a time.
What sets me apart is that I am me. I was out of alignment and I was miserable and now I’m living the life of my dreams in full alignment. I’m an intuitive empath. I know and feel the world which helps guide me to provide my clients with the exact right combination of healing for them. I’ve done my work to love myself, and I left bread crumbs on the path so that I can guide others to do the same. I see you. I see you for the beautiful imperfectly perfect being you are. My greatest wish is that you see that too and love yourself more deeply than you ever thought was possible.
For good reason, society often focuses more on the problems rather than the opportunities that exist, because the problems need to be solved. However, we’d probably also benefit from looking for and recognizing the opportunities that women are better positioned to capitalize on. Have you discovered such opportunities?
I believe there has been an energetic shift towards the feminine way of being the old outdated masculine structure will fall away.
I have already experienced this.
Since we all have unique abilities and gifts, whatever we chose to do, we should do it authentically and from our natural feminine setpoint instead of conforming to a masculine way of operating.
The more we do the work to love and accept ourselves and these gifts, the more we can speak our truth, stand in our power, and show up for ourselves and the world bigger and brighter.
- Website: berryblissful.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: berry_blissful_yoga
- Facebook: Berry Blissful or Erin Berry Bliss
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