Calm Heart, Quiet Mind:
with Erin Ehlers
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
12:00-6:30pm each day
3 spots still available, please email to register!
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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.
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.
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. This program is open to:
Students who wish to study yoga, but do not plan to teach
Students who are taking their first yoga teacher training, with the intention to teach
Yoga teachers with an RYT 200 certification, looking to attain an RYT 500 certification
Yoga teachers with any level of experience and certification, looking to attain an RYT 500 certification
Yoga on the Hill is a Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance at the RYS 500 level. 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.
The schedule for this training has been finalized. We will meet for classroom hours as follows:
The first Saturday of each month (17 dates), from 10am to 6:30pm.
2015: January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5.
Except for July, when we will meet on July 18, and in August, when we will not meet.
2016: January 2, February 6, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4
The second weekend of every month (17 weekends), on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-6:30pm.
2015: January 10 & 11, February 14 & 15, March 14 & 15, April 11 & 12, May 9 & 10, June 13 & 14, July 11 & 12, September 12 & 13, October 10 & 11, November 14 & 15, December 12 & 13
2016: January 9 & 10, February 13 & 14, March 12 & 13, April 9 & 10, May 14 & 15, June 11 & 12
One 4 day session, which will be Thursday through Sunday, October 22-25, 2015, from 10-6:30 each day.
Additionally, each student will complete the following on dates personally chosen:
5 classes of Erin's to observe
5 classes of Erin's to assist
5 classes taught to the public at Yoga on the Hill
3 classes from local teachers
Students can expect 3-4 hours of homework each month.
-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
View this pdf for details about the broad spectrum we will cover.
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
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.
Yoga on the Hill
78 Government Street
Kittery, Maine 03904