Alice Bentley, RYT500, 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.
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.
Karen is a graduate of the YogaLife Institute's 200 and 500-hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training programs and Level 1 of the Comprehensive Yoga Therapy training. She is also certified in the Usui System Reiki tradition. Karen began her yoga journey in 1998 as a method to alleviate anxiety. She discovered that yoga provided not only stress relief, but a series of tools and life lessons that help with anxiety and so much more. She aspires to help others who seek relief from anxiety by integrating these tools and personal discoveries into her gentle yoga classes where relaxation is a focal point. She creates a welcoming and supportive environment for students to experience this beautiful practice.
Nicolle Casey has been practicing and teaching for over 10 years and received her teacher training through the YogaLife Institute of NH. Nicolle’s unique approach integrates the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga into daily living. Her healing and spiritual journey also led her to become trained in Reiki & Somato Respiratory Integration Breath Work. Through daily meditation and mindfulness, Nicolle helps her students attune to their natural rhythms, allowing them to enjoy the ebb and flow of balancing family, home, work, and reveals their gifts as active members of our community. The tools of Yoga can help us maintain physical and mental wellbeing and improve the quality of our life and those around us. Nicolle resides in Stratham with her husband and two children, dog, cat and 12 chickens. Visit the "Living Yoga" www.livingyoga.us blog for ideas and inspirations of a Yogic life style as well as for class topics and times.
Amy Choate is a Certified Holistic Health Coach at ADC Wellness and a graduate of Yogalife’s 200 hour Teacher Training Program. Amy turned to yoga as a way to heal from a sports injury but quickly discovered that the mind body benefits were exactly what she craved. Yoga provides her the space to breathe and quiet for her restless thoughts to settle, which allows her to connect with her true self. Amy is especially committed to yoga for the presence she finds on and off the mat.
Amy is passionate about supporting others in yoga so they can discover the unique ways it can impact their own lives. She is dedicated to helping others find their wellness through classes, individual coaching, and workshops.