Erin Ehlers has been teaching throughout the Seacoast for 10 years, and opened Yoga on the Hill in March of 2008. She is an E-RYT(200), RYT(500). For 2013 and 2014, she is enrolled in Barbara Benagh's Art of Teaching program for an additional 500 hours of training. Her background in yoga comes from tradition of Iyengar yoga, but she enjoys the richness of knowledge that comes from all lineages. She has lived at the Kripalu Center in seva (selfless service), and has practiced yoga since the age of 19. Erin's classes bring focus to the alignment of the asana (poses), using knowledge of the body to expand her students' abilities to create a healthy, sustainable and graceful yoga practice. She is the organizer of the annual Yoga Mala fundraiser. Erin views yoga as a devotion to one's well-being, and encourages her students to commit to yoga as a lifelong practice.
Alongside yoga, Erin explored her love of food and cooking while working as an artisan cheesemaker, as a pastry chef, and for the non-profit, Seacoast Eat Local. She lives with her husband, a farmer, in Kittery.
Her completed professional training includes:
110 hour teacher training with Kofi Busia
ERIN'S PRIVATE CLASSES
Erin offers private classes to students who are looking to deepen their practice or who need personal attention for specific needs. She recommends that anyone interested in private classes intend to meet weekly for at least a month to make it worthwhile for both teacher and student. Her ability to view the body combined with her ability to teach with compassion make her private sessions an effective form of therapeutic yoga. She has taught a broad range of students, from ages 9 to 78, for back pain, scoliosis, limitations from obesity, sacral problems, muscle rehabilitation, and joint issues. The cost is $75 per session.
We thank Julia for her 5 years of teaching at Yoga on the Hill. She will be leaving at the end of 2013. With much appreciation for her enthusiasm, skill and handstand inspiration, we wish her well! To be in touch with Julia, send her an email at email@example.com.
Marlisa found her way to yoga in 2009 , looking to improve her flexibility After discovering both the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of yoga, and with a desire to improve her own practice, she obtained her RYT 200 certification with Kim Valeri of YogaSpirit Studios. She is currently pursuing her RYT 500, and is enrolled in the East Meets West training at Yoga on York. She looks forward to studying with Angela Farmer and Kofi Bosia in the months ahead, and obtaining a Yoga Nidra Certification at Kripalu in 2014. She sees her personal yoga practice as mindful movement and a devotion to her well being bringing clarity and balance to her life . Yoga is her "encore" career, added to mechanical engineer, speech language pathologist and pastry chef. She brings all that she is and has to her teaching and is committed to continue to learn, and grow She aspires to share her commitment and passion to yoga, both on and off the mat. A quote from Rumi, to ponder : "A mind free of disturbance is yoga; when will you begin that long journey into yourself." She lives in Portsmouth with her husband, John and the invaluable support of her two cats Tucker and Riley.
Sandra's yoga path began in 1997, a journey that has bridged her spiritual, physical and emotional elements. She has completed her 200-hour level certification with Kim Valerie through YogaSpirit Studios. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and continues her studies through workshops and conferences. Sandra has enjoyed a long career as a registered nurse and healthcare administrator. She has deep-rooted belief in health, wellness and passion for preventing chronic illness and believes this can be accomplished through the healing arts and lifestyle changes; yoga being one of them. Her teaching style combines strength, movement and breath. She hopes to inspire her students on their own path to finding balance, clarity and healing for their own lives while living in the moment.