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), and is currently pursuing her RYT(500) with Kim Valeri. In 2012, she has completed a 110 hour teacher training with Kofi Busia, and 35 hours of training with Judith Lasater. For 2013, she is enrolled in Barbara Benagh's Art of Teaching program. Her approach to yoga comes primarily from the 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 partner, a farmer at Touching Earth Farm, in Kittery.
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, and joint issues. The cost is $75 per session.
Julia Tirabassi is a former personal trainer who began teaching yoga over nine years ago. Her passion for fitness, movement, sweat and handstands quickly led to a full-time career as a freelance yoga teacher.
With nearly 12 years of combined experience with fitness training and teaching yoga, Julia has spent approximately 5,000 hours traveling throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, sharing her love of movement and passion for the practice. Drawing on her extensive knowledge of biomechanical movement, anatomy, individualization, injury rehabilitation, and therapeutic application, she has had the immense pleasure of working with a full spectrum of yogis--from complete beginners, to athletes, from seniors to fellow teachers--students of every experience level, age, shape, make and model, have benefited from her distinctive style and tireless enthusiasm.