Erin Ehlers has been teaching throughout the Seacoast for 13 years, and opened Yoga on the Hill in March of 2008. She is an E-RYT(500), with hundreds of hours of additional training. Her background in yoga comes from tradition of Iyengar yoga, but she enjoys the richness of knowledge that comes from all lineages. She offers her gratitude to Barbara Benagh and Kofi Busia for immense guidance as a student and teacher of yoga.
Erin seeks quality over quantity, chooses form over force and prefers a look within to a work-out. She teaches intelligent sequences designed to open and deepen her students' practices. She coaxes a pose out of understanding and clarity, creating challenge by releasing compensating habits and infusing new strength within neglected spaces. She asks her students to understand themselves through the lens of yoga practice, as well as understanding the yoga practice itself.
She is a founding board member of SATYA, a local non-profit group dedicated to bringing yoga to under-served populations.
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, the farmer at Orange Circle Farm, in Kittery.
Her professional accreditation is:
E-RYT 500, the highest designation as accredited by the Yoga Alliance
Additional professional training includes:
110 hour teacher training with Kofi Busia
Relax and Renew® Trainer with Judith Hanson Lasater
500 hour Art of Teaching training with Barbara Benagh
Erin is a passionate student of yoga, who takes her profession seriously. With over 1700 hours of professional training, she humbly attempts to take part in of the uplifting of the pedagogy of yoga.
ERIN'S PRIVATE CLASSES
Erin offers one-on-one guidance as yoga therapy. Yoga therapy is an integrated healing practice that can include a synthesis of the following aspects of yoga:
-Asana: postures and sequences designed to the individual's needs, ranging from active work to restorative postures.
-Pranayama: breath practices and techniques based on the health and experience of the student
-Dharana and Dhyana: concentration and meditation techniques that suit the student's goals
-Hands-on assistance: guidance from the teacher to increase kinesthetic awareness and to direct intention
-Yoga philosophy discussion and integration: using the wisdom of yoga philosophy to untangle mental blocks
-Lifestyle recommendations: drawing from Ayurveda and functional movement perspectives
Yoga therapy sessions are not similar to general classes. They are meant to work with a specific concern or diagnosis, and to work towards a specific outcome or goal. Yoga therapy can be helpful to many conditions, including the following (also check out this):
-Mental and emotional suffering (anger, anxiety and depression)
-Musculoskeletal pain and impingement such as stiffness and tension
-Joint pain and injury, and post-operative needs (back pain, rotator cuff tears, knee and hip surgeries and replacements, etc)
-Pelvic floor disorders
-Mobility issues (balance, restricted walking, problems from a sedentary lifestyle)
-Easing symptoms of systemic diseases and their treatment (cancer care, cardiac care)
-Issues surrounding food and diet (eating disorders, obesity, binge eating)
A yoga therapist cannot diagnose nor offer medical advice. All work done in the yoga therapy context is meant to increase awareness and improve all aspects of health and well-being. Erin does not hesitate to refer her clients to medical providers.
Intial intake session is 75 minutes long. 1-3 additional visits between 30 and 60 minutes long can be expected, and will be scheduled at the initial visit.
75 minute inital intake: $95
60 minute follow up: $80
30 minute follow up: $55
Sandra's yoga path began in 1997, a journey that has bridged spiritual, physical and emotional elements. An RYT-500, Sandra has been registered nurse for 30 plus years and currently works in healthcare administration. She is passionate about yoga, living a healthy lifestyle and nutrition. She believes a healthy lifestyle can be accomplished through yoga, the healing arts and lifestyle changes, one step at a time. Sandra's classes are alignment focused with a balance of effort and ease allowing for self-exploration and the building of strength while relaxing the mind and flowing with the breath.
Her fun time is spent cooking and enjoying the outdoors with her husband. She hopes to inspire her students on their own path to finding balance, clarity and healing while living in the moment and having fun. She is available for private session and can be reached at sandralevin @ comcast . net.
Some of Sandra's Trainings include:
200 Hour Teacher Training
500 Hour Teacher Training
Judith Lasater's Relax and Renew® (in progress)
Holistic Health Coach Institute for Integration Nutrition