200 Hour Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training

September 2013 - May 2014: In progress! Join us in 2015 (Dates TBA)


Take your practice further and your knowledge deeper! Erin is delighted to offer the inaugural teacher training at Yoga on the Hill. She will be running an 8 month long, 200 hour teaching training program, beginning in September, 2013. This course will dive deeply into the tradition of yoga, further your yoga practice, and bond you more wholly to a lifelong commitment to yoga. During these 8 months, you will be immersed in your practice and you will find more in your practice than you thought possible. Yoga on the Hill is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.

Who should apply?

This course is intended for committed students of yoga. Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years of yoga experience. However, Erin encourages anyone who wishes to learn more about yoga and to refine their practice to apply for this program. Whether or not you intend to teach in the future, this course is an immersion to the philosophy, the practice and the lifestyle of yoga. For those wishing to become a yoga teacher, this program will certify you with the Yoga Alliance and provide you with the skills to share your knowledge. For those who are already teaching, this course will expand your skills and refine your abilities.


We will fulfill the 200 hours over 8 months. The schedule is subject to change. Please be in touch. Our dates for the current 2013-2014 training are:

Sept 9
Sept 16
Sept 21 & 22
Sept 30

Oct 7
Oct 19 & 20
Oct 21
Oct 28

Nov 4
Nov 9 & 10

Dec 2
Dec 9
Dec 14 & 15
Dec 16

Jan 6
Jan 13
Jan 18 & 19

Feb 3
Feb 10
Feb 15 & 16
Feb 24
Mar 3
Mar 10
Mar 15 & 16
Mar 24
Mar 31

Apr 7
Apr 12 & 13
Apr 14
Apr 21
Apr 28

May 5
May 10

In case of cancellations (due to weather, etc), we will extend our hours. Erin will offer make up assignments and classes to fulfill the 200 hours, in the event of missed classes or weekends.


Tuition (approximately $2600) Includes

-Training manual and other materials
-180 hours of training with Erin Ehlers
-20 non-contact hours, this includes required practicum, classes with other instructors, seva (volunteerism) and homework
-Free, unlimited classes at Yoga on the Hill for 12 months
-Discounts on workshops at Yoga on the Hill during the duration of the program


Training and Practice: Foundational asana to master and to teach, pranayama, meditation and relaxation techniques.

The Science and the Art of Teaching: The ethics and lifestyle of teaching, sequencing, adjusting, viewing and communicating.

Anatomy: The systems of the human body, anatomy and asana, common misalignments and injuries and adapting asana to the individual

What is Yoga: History, philosophy, intro to Sankskrit, intro to Ayurveda, Eastern Anatomy, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Bhagavad-Gita, modern masters and lineages.

Your Teacher

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 with the Yoga Alliance. In 2012, she has completed a 110 hour teacher training with Kofi Busia, and 35 hours of training with Judith Lasater. For 2014, she is enrolled in Barbara Benagh's 500 hour training in Brookline, MA. Her approach to yoga comes primarily from the tradition of Iyengar yoga, but 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. Erin views yoga as a devotion to one's well-being, and encourages her students to commit to yoga as a lifelong practice.

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Miscellaneous Info

This teacher training is neither a solicitation for new teachers at Yoga on the Hill, nor a guarantee of a teaching position upon graduation from the program.

Yoga on the Hill Scholarship

One scholarship for a reduced price of $1300 will be awarded. Be in touch for details.

Application Printable Version

Space in this program is limited to ensure personal attention. Our deadline is TBA. Please submit the application with your $50 non-refundable fee, and one letter of reference. This should be written by someone who knows well your intentions for your yoga practice, or is familiar with your school or work ethic.

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