Calm Heart, Quiet Mind:
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

with Erin Ehlers
October 2-5
12:00-6:30pm each day
$400 paid in full by September 2/$450 thereafter
Registration and payment in full is required by September 20
Please email your questions to

Students must be a registered yoga teacher or a licensed body worker, exceptions may be made for committed students of yoga.

This course will explore the science and the art of teaching and practicing restorative yoga. In a culture that esteems a lifestyle built on achievement and stress, let's give our students the gift of slowing down! Restorative yoga, a method for resting the mind and body, is essential for yogis in our over-scheduled and over-stimulated world. Though this 24 hour course is a training for the purposes of teaching restorative yoga, we will also practice a generous amount of restorative yoga each day. This is not only to experience the benefits of the practice, it is to inspire you to stay committed to the gentle art of relaxation.

In this course, we will learn about the following:
Stress and how it affects our health and well-being
How restorative yoga contributes to stress reduction
How to set-up a dozen restorative poses
How to teach restorative classes
Adapting restorative poses for illness, injury, pregnancy, or with fewer props

At the completion of the training, students will understand the set up of 10-12 restorative poses, including the use of props, environment, sequencing and timing, and adapting to the individual. Students will understand how stress affects the body and mind, and how yoga can alleviate those effects. Students will be required to submit one case study with photos to demonstrate an understanding of the specific uses of props.

Your Teacher
Erin Ehlers has taught yoga throughout the Seacoast for over 11 years. Her background in Iyengar yoga gave her a thorough appreciation for adapting poses with props and creating stillness through precision. She has taught restorative yoga workshops since 2007, and is certified as a Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Trainer by Judith Lasater.

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500 Hour
Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training

January 2015-June 2016


Take your practice further and your knowledge deeper! Erin is delighted to offer an in-depth teacher training program at Yoga on the Hill. She will be running an 18 month long, 500 hour teaching training immersion, beginning in January, 2015. 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 18 months, you will be immersed in your practice and you will find more in your yoga than you thought possible.

Who should apply?
This course is intended for committed students of yoga. Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years of consistent yoga experience. 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. Yoga teachers who already hold a RYT certificate will appreciate the time taken in this course to deepen the proficiency in your teaching and personal practice. For those who do not intend to teach, this course will serve as a study for the lifelong practice of yoga.


We will fulfill the 500 hours over 18 months, from January 2015 to June 2016. Our tentative schedule for the 2015-2016 training will be 18 three day weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6:30pm), occurring once a month, on the second weekend of each month. This schedule is subject to reconsideration, please be in touch. In case of cancellations (due to weather, etc), we will reschedule our hours. Students missing more than 5 days of classes will not be able to graduate.

Tuition Includes
-Training manual, anatomy charts, flashcards and other materials
-450 hours of training with Erin Ehlers and additional specialty teachers TBA (prenatal, Ayurveda, etc
-50 non-contact hours, this includes required practicum, classes with other instructors, seva (volunteerism) and homework
-Free, unlimited classes at Yoga on the Hill for the duration of the training

Payment Schedule
1. $100 non-refundable fee submitted with application
$500 deposit due upon acceptance to the program
18 monthly payments of $272.22 due at the beginning of each weekend: total payment is $5500

2. $100 non-refundable fee submitted with application
$500 deposit due upon acceptance to the program
12 monthly payments (Jan-Dec 2015) of $391.66: total payment is $5300

3. $100 non-refundable fee submitted with application
Payment in full prior to start of program: total payment is $5100


Training and Practice: Foundational asana to master and to teach, pranayama, meditation, restorative yoga

The Science and the Art of Teaching: The pedagogy of yoga, sequencing, adjusting, viewing and communicating, creating a space, learning and teaching styles, ethical interaction

Anatomy: The systems of the human body, anatomy and asana, common misalignments and injuries, asana as therapy, 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


Additional Costs
Please plan on $100 for required reading material, and $45 for taking 3 classes in the area.

Yoga on the Hill Scholarship
One scholarship for a reduced price of $3000 will be awarded. Please email Erin for details.

Application (click here)
Space in this program is limited to ensure personal attention. Our deadline is December 1, 2014. Please submit the application with your $100 non-refundable fee, and one letter of reference from an employer, co-worker or yoga teacher.

The application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Any payments made are NON-REFUNDABLE. Your attendance and participation are required, missing more than 5 days of class (or more than 40 hours) will negate your eligibility to graduate. All assigned homework must be completed to be eligible to graduate.

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