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Therapeutic Benefits of a Vigorous Yoga Practice

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 05:30pm - 08:30pm

Marissa McAleer and Julie Rost

What is a vigorous yoga practice, and who can benefit from it?

utkatasanaThis workshop will explore a more physical practice of yoga and how it can be used to support various populations to help foster self-esteem, physical health, and personal empowerment. Populations that may be served by such a practice include, but are not limited to, persons with anxiety and depression, those suffering from chronic illness including cancer, persons with physical disabilities, and persons feeling disempowered or "stuck". 

Learn to create a balanced, energetic practice to help serve specific populations and experience  what a vigorous practice can look like and feel like in their own bodies, both in a chair and on the mat.

Therapeutic Benefits Workshops are intended to focus on the the health and wellness benefits of the practices and the personalization of practices for individuals and specialty populations. Open to all Yoga teachers and practitioners, as well as counselors, energy healers and curious students.

Workshop cost: $45.00

For more information and/or to register call Alice at 603-867-3969, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or register online using Paypal:


Marissa McAleer

mcaleer marissaMarissa is an E-RYT-200, having earned her certification in 2011 at the Integral Yoga Center of Highland Park, N.J. She is currently enrolled in YogaLife Institute's 500-hr Teacher Training Program. Marissa is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Her areas of yoga practice and teaching include Power Yoga, Vinyasa, Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, and Yoga Nidra/Meditation. She has specialized training in Yoga and Cancer through Yoga in Action, and is certified in Yoga and Mindfulness for Diverse Abilities through Childlight Yoga. She is a Reiki II practitioner.

Marissa is the owner/manager of Empowered Movement, a personal training and private yoga business, She and her husband live in Bedford and have four rescue dogs.

Julie Rost, Owner and Director

julie new 2Julie 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.


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