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Erin Motz
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About Me

CO-founder of Bad Yogi & the voice of real yogis everywhere. My name’s Erin and my partner Adrien (aka “The Frenchman”) and I are the founders of Bad Yogi. In my 10-year time as a yoga teacher, I always jokingly called myself a Bad Yogi because I didn’t fit in with the stereotypical yoga drones who all dressed, looked, and acted alike no matter what city I visited. I hated the exclusive, judgmental nature of the yoga community and wanted to impact some kind of change to prove that it doesn’t have to be this way. So, I wrote an article on the Huffington Post that called the yoga world on its bluff and that’s when the Frenchman said he’d join me in my quest to turn this into more than just a little article destined for Internet obscurity. With his 15 years of entrepreneurial experience and my drive to be a better voice for real yogis, we started Bad Yogi together and have been making yoga a little more accepting every day since.

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Bad Yogi France Retreat
Bad Yogi France Retreat
Gréolières, France
Oct 06, 2018


This trip was beyond, beyond expectations! Everything was intentional and well planned, with a spirit of generosity.. loved it!
By Kelsee Herl for Bad Yogi France Retreat 2 on Nov 14, 2018
This yoga retreat was an experience of a lifetime! The thought, effort and energy that was put into creating this retreat by the Bad Yogi team truly showed. The location, the food, the surrounding scenery, the hiking, the excursion to a nearby village and, of course, the yoga all created a truly wonderful & enriching experience. I feel honored to have been a part of this retreat.
We had a great time! The yoga classes were perfect as they usually are with Erin. The food was delicious. The location was beautiful and cozy. All the participants were amazing people! , Erin&Adrien, thank you for the incredible experience!
Amazing! This was a trip of a lifetime. Erin and Adrian went above and beyond on the planning and all the details that made this trip the best. From hiking, to the food & wine, the yoga, and warm afternoons by the fire, this was by far the most wonderful experience. Thank you for all the work you put into this retreat.
This was an unforgettable experience. Stunning views, cozy interiors, phenomenal food, warm gracious hosts, and yoga! It really doesn't get any better.
By Yana Gektin for Bad Yogi France Retreat 2 on Nov 04, 2018
This retreat was really great! Loved the yoga especially, and the food and accommodations were amazing (I was upgraded to the Wolf Suite- quite luxurious for a single traveler!). I just wish we had a bit more structure to the downtime and a bit more planning for the hike. Otherwise, it was so much fun and I had a great time winding down and getting to meet some lovely people from all over the globe!!
By Amber Andel for Bad Yogi France Retreat on Oct 24, 2018
I had an amazing time! The views were beautiful, the accommodation was comfortable, the meals were super delicious, the yoga was challenging and enriching, and the people were kind, caring, and so much fun! I had the best time!
By Jenny Webb for Bad Yogi France Retreat on Oct 22, 2018
This trip was amazing! Great people, great views. Unbelievable scenery. The hosts Erin and Adrien were extremely accommodating. Can’t say enough positive things about them.
It was exactly what it says on the tin and more. I had a wonderful time, the company was excellent and the food was delicious. It was the perfect week away.
An AMAZING experience. I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to attend this retreat with a group of intelligent and funny women. Communication throughout the process was clear and the retreat was even better than I expected!
By Lisa Rogers for Bad Yogi France Retreat on Oct 18, 2018