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, and is on the board of SATYA. 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.