Yoga & Meditation
This class is similar to other Yoga I classes but will provide a longer meditation--usually 20 minutes--and will incorporate themes throughout class that guide the student in a "Meditative Lifestyle". This class is open to all, as well as students in the Meditation Program.
This class is for suitable for most students, whether you are brand new to Yoga, desire a simple pace, or would like to return to the fundamentals of Yoga. Class includes basic pose alignment, and a variety of breathing, relaxation and meditation practices. In Classical Yoga style, each class begins with a brief sharing of Yoga philosophy, creating a simple theme for each class. These offerings help the Yoga student understand the holistic science of Yoga, and how to bring it into our daily lives and everyday actions. Possible topics draw from yogic texts as well as the experience of teachers and students, including the healing benefits of yoga to body, mind and spirit; the daily practice; mindfulness; ethical behavior; nutrition and cleansing; positive thinking; mastery of our thoughts; energy work and enlightenment.
Julie Rost, Owner and Director
Julie Rost, e-RYT 500, C-IAYT, founded the YogaLife Institute of NH in 2006. 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 in its 200 and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs. She teaches weekly classes, workshops, and retreats, and offers private Yoga therapy sessions.