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Studio Etiquette:

Please honor your teacher and fellow students by arriving at least 5 minutes before class time. If you do arrive late, please enter quietly. Classes will begin and end on time.

New students: Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your first class to fill out our intake form, and so your teacher can get to know you.

Remove your shoes upon entering, and minimize the amount of "stuff" you bring into the room. Coats can be hung in the hall.

Update your teacher if you have an injury, become pregnant, are menstruating or if you have any concerns regarding your abilities in the class.

Do not eat a large meal within 2 hours before practice.

Stay hydrated before and after class. Any liquids brought into the studio must have a lid.

Questions are welcome before, during and after class.

Class Style:

Erin seeks quality over quantity, chooses form over force and prefers a look within to a work-out. She teaches intelligent sequences meant to open and deepen her students' practices. She is not a hot'n'sweaty, vigorous vinyasa teacher; instead, she coaxes a pose out of understanding and clarity, creating challenge by releasing compensating habits and infusing new strength within neglected spaces. Her students assure her that her classes offer plenty of challenge with long holds, precision and detail! At all classes, Erin asks that you inform her of any injury or limitation. As a an experienced yoga teacher in a small studio, Erin is happy to offer you personal attention and help with your practice.

Yoga on the Hill offers classes for all levels of yoga practitioners:

Level 1 is perfect for brand new yoga students, as well as those students seeking a slow pace and a gentle practice.

Level 2 classes are appropriate for students with more than a year of regular practice. In our level 2 classes, we will learn the fundamentals of deeper poses, such as backbends and inversions.

Level 3 classes offers experienced students a practice that includes backbends and inversions. Level 3 is appropriate for students with several years of consistent practice, who are comfortable in headstand, shoulderstand, camel pose and wheel pose.

Restorative Yoga is a practice that includes 3-4 reclining poses, held for at least 15 minutes each. It is a passive practice meant to soothe the nervous system. At least 6 months experience in yoga is required, but it is open to all levels.

Yoga for Healthy Aging is a modified class that uses lots of props (wall, chairs, blocks, blankets, etc) to ensure a stable and safe practice for those with arthritis, osteoporosis, joint replacements, back pain and other limitations. In this class, we don't sit on the floor (we use chairs) and we don't bear weight on the hands or wrists. Open to beginners and yogis who are practicing with limitations. We also welcome any younger students who need to adapt for any injury or limitation...and this class is great for students returning to yoga after a long hiatus!

Private Classes: Erin offers private classes, and small group classes, by appointment. This format is recommended for issues that can't be addressed in a group setting, or for students looking to deepen their practice. Cost is $80 per hour session, or $50 per half hour.

Yoga on the Hill     78 Government Street     Kittery, Maine 03904     Copyright© 2014