Class Descriptions

Classes are taught by YogaLife Institute Instructors certified by the Yoga Alliance and can accommodate students of varying abilities. Please inform your instructor of your needs as the poses can be modified to fit your ability. We have three general categories of classes, as described below, and you are welcome to join any of them.

All of our instructors have their own unique style, and strive to create a safe and welcoming environment and a balanced class of philosophy, postures, relaxation, and meditation. We look forward to meeting you and please do not hesitate to call Brian Serven at 603-969-8968 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Namaste.

Yoga I

This class is 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.

Gentle: Follows the same course, but focuses on gentle stretching with a focused breath, modified poses and a gentle pace.

Gentle Flow: In Gentle Flow we align breath awareness with fluid movement for a calm mind, strong body and resilient spirit.

Yoga II

This class is for All levels of ability and experience, but best for those who have at least some experience with Yoga. Classical Yoga philosophy will be presented at a deeper level, incorporating such topics as chakras, mudras, visualization, ancient texts, karma, and yoga psychology. Teachers will include a greater variety of postures, though all can be modified, as well as more advanced breathing techniques and longer meditation practices.

Hatha Flow: Follows the same course, but uses traditional postures of Hatha Yoga and couples it with fluid movement and breath to bring the student into a deep awareness of the body, breath and mind.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga classes use movement, breath, sound (mantra) and meditation to help you to relieve your stress, increase your vitality, balance your mind and uplift your spirit. You get a great workout that will increase your flexibility and stamina while also enhancing your concentration and self-awareness. In just one 90-minute session, many people of all ages, sizes, and levels of fitness experience positive changes.

Postnatal yoga for new moms with their babies

Relaxation, breath work, bonding with babies and connection with other moms in a supportive environment for moms and pre-crawling babies. Build strength, flexibility, and community.

It is expected that moms will soothe, feed, and change babies during class. Due to the unpredictable nature of babies, arriving late to class is also expected. Dads and other care providers welcome!

Please bring a soft blanket and toy for baby. Mom and baby should dress for comfortable and easy movement. No prior yoga experience necessary.

To read Alice's journey to postnatal yoga with her first baby please click here.

Alice Bentley

bentley aliceAlice Bentley has been practicing yoga for 15 years, seriously since her pregnancy with her first child in 2004. On her move to the US from England in 2010 she joined the YogaLife Institute teacher training 200 hour program, with the idea that she wanted "to get better at yoga", what she experienced was life changing and has helped her manage a big transition into a new country and cope with her stressors more effectively. "Yoga helps me be a better mother, wife, daughter and friend, it is my stabilizing force and makes me a nicer person!" Since then she has completed her 200 hour training, 300 hour comprehensive yoga therapy training and 500 hour teacher training and enjoys sharing yoga's transformative power with others. She is passionate about how yoga can help women during pregnancy and motherhood and how yoga can promote healthy weight loss.

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Prenatal Yoga

Pregnancy is a very special and unique time, the beginning of a major life change and journey to becoming a mother. Yoga helps moms-to-be embrace this journey and focus on your body and baby in a deeper way.

Studies have suggested that prenatal yoga can:

  • Reduce anxiety and stress and promote better sleep.
  • Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of the muscles and joints needed for childbirth.
  • Improve posture and help ease back problems that are common during pregnancy.
  • Expel toxins from the body and improve digestion.
  • Regulate blood pressure and sugar levels in the body.
  • Regulate hormones and emotions, reducing mood swings, nausea and morning sickness.
  • Improve blood circulation and reduce problems of water retention and edema.
  • Promote the connection between moms-to-be and their babies.
  • Classes offer moms-to-be a place to explore the changes in their bodies, free from expectations or pressures.

brown bethBeth Brown, LCSW, RYT, CD(DONA), CLC. Beth is a therapist in Haverhill, MA, specializing in issues such as postpartum depression/anxiety, infertility, loss and trauma. She has been teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga classes at YogaLife NH since 2014. With her years of experience as a birth doula and lactation counselor, she is well-equipped to assist women through the perinatal period. She believes that all women deserve the feeling of empowerment, pride and joy that accompanies birth and the transition to motherhood. For more information about Beth, you can follow her on Facebook at Stillwater Maternal Wellness.

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Private sessions also available for those unable to make the Thursday evening class or for those who would like to be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to be able to attend regular yoga classes, making appropriate modifications for your pregnancy.

A Private one hour session costs $65 and includes 2 YogaLife Institute NH classes, Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

One Hour private session with Alice Bentley plus a five class card $100. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Alice Bentley

bentley aliceAlice Bentley has been practicing yoga for 15 years, seriously since her pregnancy with her first child in 2004. On her move to the US from England in 2010 she joined the YogaLife Institute teacher training 200 hour program, with the idea that she wanted "to get better at yoga", what she experienced was life changing and has helped her manage a big transition into a new country and cope with her stressors more effectively. "Yoga helps me be a better mother, wife, daughter and friend, it is my stabilizing force and makes me a nicer person!" Since then she has completed her 200 hour training, 300 hour comprehensive yoga therapy training and 500 hour teacher training and enjoys sharing yoga's transformative power with others. She is passionate about how yoga can help women during pregnancy and motherhood and how yoga can promote healthy weight loss.

 

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Classes

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With our open drop-in policy, you have the opportunity to explore Yoga with the guidance of any of our instructors. Certified and registered through Yoga Alliance, all of our instructors are dedicated to living a Yoga lifestyle. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Workshops

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The YogaLife Institute offers a wide variety of experiential and educational workshops and class series. All workshops and series are open to the public unless specifically stated in the description. Take your practice deeper and register today.
 

Blog

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Our teachers serve to provide a "reminder" of what we already know in our hearts and souls to be true. The following writings reflect these reminders that we need practice and more practice, and a community that supports us in our path towards enlightenment.

Graduates

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The advanced training programs through the YogaLife Institute 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.

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