ERIN'S PRIVATE CLASSES: Erin offers one-on-one guidance as yoga therapy. Erin is a C-IAYT, certified as a Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Visit the Yoga Therapy page to learn more about this offering.
MASSAGE THERAPY: Erin is also a licensed massage therapist, practicing at 50 State Rd in Kittery. Please email her to schedule an appointment, and learn more here.
Erin Ehlers: E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, RES-CPT, YACEP, LMT
Erin has been teaching yoga and movement throughout the Seacoast for over 17 years, and opened Yoga on the Hill in 2008. With over 2,280 hours of professional training, and 11,500 hours of teaching experience, she offers classes that are safe, creative and pedagogically sound.
Erin seeks quality over quantity. By coaxing a pose out of understanding and clarity, her classes create challenge by releasing tiresome habits and infusing new strength within neglected spaces. In addition to being a yoga teacher, she is certified as a yoga therapist and a massage therapist.
Erin teaches from a deep knowledge of how movement happens. She weaves the tenets of yoga philosophy into the instruction of movement and yoga poses. She has spent many years as a student of Iyengar yoga, and so carries tradition and devotion in her heart. However, she delves passionately into the sciences of biomechanics and kinesiology to teach from a perspective that questions assumptions about yoga practice. You'll hear equal amounts of Sanskrit and anatomy in her classes.
She lives on Orange Circle Farm with her husband, Jeff, in Berwick. She works with Jeff as an organic vegetable and flower farmer.
Her professional accreditation include:
C-IAYT: Certified as a Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists
E-RYT 500: an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, at the highest designation recognized by the Yoga Alliance
YACEP: a Yoga Alliance certified continuing education provider
LMT: a licensed massage therapist in the state of Maine
Additional professional training includes:
220 hours of teacher training with Kofi Busia
500 hour Art of Teaching training with Barbara Benagh
Sandra Levin, RN, RYT500, C-IAYT. I am a certified yoga therapist, 500 hr. RYT yoga
teacher, a holistic health coach and a registered nurse with 30 plus years in healthcare. I am inspired by my clients, my teachers, professional growth and development, never ending learning, expanding my therapeutic tools, knowledge and diving into the research.
My yoga journey began with my own practice back in 1997 when I tried a class at my health club. I realized that the physical benefits were great but truly the ah-ha moments were when I bridged the emotional, mindfulness and spiritual aspects of my physical practice. Yoga has helped me, and continues to every day to navigate both the pleasant and unpleasant aspects life. My practice has helped me move gracefully and with more ease face the challenges of life as it happens everyday- through body changes leading to body image concerns, osteoarthritis, menopause symptoms (including anxiety), a hip replacement, and loss of loved ones, yoga has given me the tools to heal and grow.
As a nurse in traditional western medicine since 1983, I have helped people manage and overcome dis-ease. As a yoga practitioner and therapist I have seen and experienced what yoga has to offer as an adjunct to traditional western medicine.
Some of Sandra’s trainings and teachers include Kripalu School Integrative YogaTherapy–Joseph LePage, Yoga as Medicine Timothy McCall, Tom Myers Yoga and Fascia; New Anatomy of the Body, Yoga for Arthritis, Yoga for a Happy Back, Judith Lasater’s Relax and Renew®, and Kofi Busia.
500 Hr. Teacher Training @Yoga on York, East Meets West
200 Hr. Teacher Training @Yoga Spirit Studio
Sandra is available for private yoga therapy sessions and can be reached at 303-358-6209 or sandralevin @ comcast . net
When will you begin that long journey into yourself….Rumi