About Eryn Bordes
Born in the southeastern U.S., Eryn first discovered the beauty of nature while exploring her neighborhood loblolly pine forests. Her creative spirit led her to earn a degree in art and later expressed itself as a love of exploring the details of nature as a botanist. Eryn’s sense of adventure drew her to California, where she has enjoyed over 20 years of exploring, teaching and guiding in Yosemite National Park.
The big wilderness of Alaska has similarly captured Eryn’s imagination. Her first work there was in 2001, at an ecotourist lodge in the heart of Denali National Park, where she studied the park’s natural history, explored the wild lands and backpacked through the trail-less wilderness. As a guide in Kenai Fjords National Park and the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska, she taught kayaking, natural history and temperate rainforest ecology.
Working as a naturalist on expedition ships in Alaska and Antarctica, Eryn explored the bountiful maritime ecosystem, wildlife and inspiring icy landscapes. She has been an Outward Bound instructor, with training in wilderness-based rites of passage; banded birds in Canada on the north shore of Lake Superior; assisted with field research in the cloud forest of the Ecuadorian Amazon; and was amongst the first western visitors to a remote village in the Himalayas.
Eryn also traveled to India to study yoga with master Pattabhi Jois; received her yoga teacher certification from the Himalayan Institute; and has spent several years living at isolated retreat centers, exploring the inner landscape. For many years, she has cultivated a daily personal practice of movement and meditation.
Eryn has a strong passion for helping people develop their curiosity about, connection with and comfort in wild places. Her enthusiasm for connecting with the natural world inspired her to become a lifelong learner who is constantly seeking ways to support each of us to develop healthy relationships with ourselves, each other and the planet.