Restorative Yoga

Friday evenings with Erin:
October 17, November 7, December 12
Sunday afternoons with Sandra:
November 23, December 7
4:30 to 6pm
$20, any date

Restorative yoga, meant to calm the nervous system, is quiet, still and peaceful. In this 90 minute class, we will practice 3 or 4 variations on Savasana (relaxation pose). We'll use every prop in sight to support your deep rest. Class size is limited, and registration and payment is required. These classes fill up quickly, reserve your spot soon! Erin has plenty of props for this class, but bring your own eye pillow or light scarf to cover your eyes.

Sound Healing Journey

with with Elaine O'Rourke
Gongs, Singing Bowls, Chimes, Guitar, Voice
Sunday, November 16
$30: Advanced registration strongly encouraged

Through the beautiful sounds of Crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, ocean drums, chimes, rain sticks, guitar and voice, you will be led on a musical journey that will help to restore balance while you absorb the unique vibrations. This exquisite experience is most relaxing and can bring you into deep meditation. This is not a yoga class, and will not include any yoga poses.

Elaine O'Rourke, a gifted musician, recording artist and 500 E-RYT, is continually inspired by the transformations that occur through music and yoga. Through her own personal experiences, she understands the power of vibrational healing and the profound effects that sound has on our well-being. Her new CD "Silence of Time" is an entrancing collection of songs and chants which exude divine love that connect you to your heart center.

Winter Solstice Celebration

with Erin Ehlers
Sunday, December 21


Among the glitter and hum of the holiday season, Nature quietly shifts the season and offer us a little more light. Come salute the sun and create a corner of light on the Winter Solstice. We will learn and practice chanting the twelve names of the Sun, we will practice the Iyengar Sun Salute and we will rest with the pale light of the winter in our hearts. Open to all students with healthy shoulders for weight bearing in Downward Dog, Upward Dog and Plank Pose.


Candlelight Yoga Class:
A Benefit for Footprints Food Pantry

with Erin Ehlers
Tuesday, December 23
$20 check payable to Footprints Food Pantry

The warm glow of candles on a cold winter night. The soft sounds of bells, bowls and chimes. A sweet and simple yoga class in the heart of our busy holiday season. No wonder that our annual candlelight class is a favorite of many Yoga on the Hill students! This fundraiser for our local food pantry is an all levels class open to anyone with two or more years of consistent practice. Erin will be accompanied by musicians offering background sounds to calm your mind in the middle of the winter celebrations. Each year, this class fills quickly. Erin maintains a waiting list, and if you register, you are expected to inform her if you cannot attend. Email to register. Payment is a check payable to Footprints donated at the class.

New Year's Yoga

with Erin Ehlers
Thursday, January 1, 2015


The New Year is full of inquiry and intention as we use this holiday to reflect upon our priorities and to commit to serving our highest selves. Sankalpa, the Sanskrit word for purpose, provides us with inspiration at the start of a New Year. Join Erin for a three hour class to reflect upon your sankalpa, as for yogis, it most surely involves being more present, more joyful and being entirely devoted to your yoga practice! This class is open to all students practicing in level 2 and 3 classes, as it will include arm balances, backbends and inversions as well as restorative poses.

Kripalu Retreats


Erin will be visiting Kripalu this January to take two workshops: an intensive with Kofi Busia, and a weekend class on yoga for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. When she attends Kripalu, she is able to offer a discount code to anyone attending during the same dates. This discount, 20% off any accommodations, can be used by anyone, attending any program (though she highly recommends taking class with her teacher, Kofi!).

Kofi Busia: all levels weekend
January 16 to 18

Kofi Busia: Iyengar yoga intensive
January 18 to 23

Yoga for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis
January 23 to 25

To apply the discount on any program during these dates (not just the programs above, you can even just go for R&R!) you must call Kripalu at (866) 200-5203. From January 16 to 23, give them the code "erin," and for January 23 to 25, give the registration desk the code "bones."


Weekend with Kofi Busia

May 15-17, 2015
Friday: 5pm to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to noon, and 2-4pm
Sunday: 9am to noon
Weekend Cost: $330
Per class cost: $100
Registration opens in January

Save the date for a rare opportunity to study with Kofi Busia, one of the world's foremost teachers in the Iyengar tradition. Kofi has taught for 40 years, and studied directly with BKS Iyengar in India. Kofi brings a unique approach to asana, illuminating the poses with storytelling, philosophy and humor. Expect long holds of traditional poses as you are brought deeper into an understanding of what it means to practice yoga.

Students must have 2 years of consistent yoga experience and be proficient in a supported shoulderstand and headstand (use of wall is acceptable). All styles of yogis are welcome, you do not need experience in Iyengar yoga. Students with injuries must have a basic knowledge of adapting.

We are fortunate to host this incredible teacher at our small studio and expect the weekend to sell out quickly. Currently, Erin asks you to save the date and will open registration in 2015. Initial registration will be open to students signing up for the entire weekend.

If you will be seeking accommodations for the weekend, please contact Erin, who will put you in touch with a local inn offering rooms at $50 per night for students attending this workshop.

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