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"There is a vitality, a lifeforce, a quickening that is translated through you into action; and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium. It will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business keep it yours clearly and directly, and to keep the channel open."


--Martha Graham







About Me

Erika Ruber, LCSW, Nia Black Belt, offers a unique and integrative approach to health and wellness. Using a multi-disciplined approach by combining an education in Clinical Social Work with extensive training in the Nia Technique (a body mind spirit fitness and wellness practice), Erika offers a dynamic and fulfilling experience in her workshops, trainings, classes, and private practice.

As a psychotherapist Erika brings a focus on integrating traditional talk therapy with whole body awareness, achieving effective results in helping people to recover, heal, and strengthen themselves and their relationships. Erika worked for years as an individual and group therapist at Morrison Child & Family Services Family Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, helping children and families heal from the trauma of sexual abuse. Most currently, Erika is receiving training and certification in Sensorimotor psychotherapy which is a body centered approach to trauma treatment.

As the Director of Specializations for The Nia Technique International Headquarters, Erika worked alongside Co-founders Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas to develop Nia education and training for specialty markets like children, mental health, and oncology. She has worked as a Wellness Consultant for the West Linn School District, developing and implementing a Body Mind wellness curriculum for middle schools. She co-created the Mindful Parent and Caregiver Program with Mark Lilly, Founder of Street Yoga. This curriculum teaches everyday skills using Nia, yoga, and mindfulness to decrease stress, increase self care, and live more powerfully as a parent and/or clinician/social worker.

She believes that through connecting deeper to the body we can strengthen, heal, find wholeness, and become enlivened.

Erika is the proud mother of two young children. Her children are a constant reminder of how to Dance Through Life.