200 Hour Teacher Training Program
This year's program is at capacity, registration is now closed.
10 month Program: September 2020 - June 2021
Seminar Dates: September 19/20; October 17/18; November 21/22; December 12/13;
January 23/24; February 20/21; March 27/28; April 17/18; May 15/16 and June 5/6.
About the program: This 10 month program is for dedicated Yoga students interested in deepening their personal understanding and practice of Classical Yoga, and gaining their 200 hour yoga teacher training certification.
Our goal is to help guide you to learn the skills necessary to practice all aspects of yoga and teach yoga effectively. We have a holistic and supportive approach to educating our students, to prepare them to become confident and knowledgeable yoga instructors. This program emphasizes the “living of Yoga” and thereby brings personal transformation to those who are ready and willing. We believe that those individuals who live their Yoga make the best Yoga instructors.
Topics that you will explore in your training include:
- Philosophy and Technique - yoga philosophical concepts and texts are examined and experienced along with breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques. Yoga tools for living with integrity, physical and energetic vitality, mindfulness, empowerment and connection are explored. Personal growth via the 5 branches of yoga; Tantra, Raja, Bhakti, Karma and Jnana.
- Art of Teaching - practical education on how to teach students in a clear and inspiring way; covering a variety of topics including Language & Cueing, Sequences & Transitions, Pranayama, Relaxation, Meditation, Ethics, Accessible Yoga.
- Anatomy and Physiology - education on a wide range of anatomy topics to help you practice and teach safely; studying over 40 foundational yoga poses, including learning variations for different physical needs, and personally explore and master poses within your own body.
- Practice Teaching - We build in as much opportunity to practice teaching and finding your voice as possible, leading you gradually to being able to teach a full class with confidence.
COVID19 - we are hoping to be able to meet in person but are prepared for virtual training options as needed.
Julie Rost, Founder, YogaLife Institute. Her undergraduate degree in Psychology included research based in the healing benefit of Yoga for Adolescents. Years of working in women’s reproductive health led to a three year service as Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, Africa, where her experience with village doctors of traditional medicine catapulted her interest in studying the holistic and natural approaches of the Yoga lifestyle. She received her Classical Yoga and Yoga Therapy training from the YogaLife Institute in PA. Julie is currently the Spiritual Director of the YogaLife Institute of NH, teaching Yoga Philosophy 101 and 201 and teaching in its 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. She teaches private yoga classes, workshops, and retreats, and offers private Yoga therapy sessions.
Alice Bentley, RYT500, is the Director of the YogaLife Teacher Training Program. As a ‘householder yogi’, balancing a busy life with 5 children, husband, and multiple pets, she has found the wisdom and practice of yoga to be profoundly supportive. She deeply believes in the power of yoga to transform our relationship to stress and to ease our way in the world. Her passion is for training yoga teachers, seeing their personal transformation through the programs and creating a learning environment that develops confidence and practical skills to enable them to share their unique gifts through their teaching. She has completed her 500 hour yoga teacher training and 300 hour yoga therapy training.
Allison Parks Dugas, E-RYT500, is a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance and has been teaching yoga since 2010. She is a graduate of the YogaLife Institute of NH's 200-hour and advanced 300 hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training programs and has completed an additional 300 hour training in Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Level 1. She began her yoga journey in 1999 studying Ashtanga and vinyasa-style yoga. She was drawn to the benefits of a physical practice. When she discovered the YogaLife Institute’s Teacher Training program, she was at a different place in her life, married with small children, she wanted to prioritize her self-care and expand her understanding of yoga to help her navigate life better. This deeper dive into yoga included not only the physical practices but also the philosophical, psychological, spiritual and lifestyle elements as well as a gentler form. She believes yoga has been a gift in her life and she loves to share that gift with others in her studio classes, workshops, one-on-one and as a senior teacher and curriculum developer in the Yogalife of New Hampshire Teacher Training Program. Prior to teaching yoga, Allison earned her masters degree in Elementary Education and was a 4th grade teacher. Off her mat, she continues to bring the tools and benefits she has gained from the practice into her day-to-day life with her husband and two sons.
Carter Siegel, M.Ed; E-RYT500; Yoga Therapy 300, is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor with additional training in yoga as therapy. She specializes in issues of the musculoskeletal system and the psychology and philosophy of yoga. In the years following her trainings she has been teaching in private and group settings to people of all ability levels using dynamic, gentle, restorative, and meditative forms of yoga. As a Level I yoga as therapy teacher, Carter is uniquely qualified to bring the teachings of yoga psychology and philosophy into the physical practice of yoga. Carter has studied and practiced numerous styles of yoga such as ashtanga, vinyasa, gentle, meditation and restorative. In addition to teaching postures, Carter teaches and facilitates meditation, Yoga Nidra, and the philosophy of yogic living. While her foundation is based in the physical aspects of yoga, Carter makes every aspect accessible to even the newest yogi through a careful and gentle approach to identifying the needs of each student. Whether teaching to the newest or the most advanced practitioner, Carter’s style is clear, logical and at an appropriate pace to help support a student’s goals and abilities.