Julie Rost, Director of the YogaLife Institute of NH, researched the therapeutic aspects of Yoga while a Psychology major in college, resulting in a thesis on the benefits of Yoga for at-risk adolescents. After ten years of working in women's reproductive health, she spent three years in Africa studying traditional methods for healing HIV/AIDS. Realizing that the yoga lifestyle held the greatest potential for health and well-being, her return to the U.S. led her to the YogaLife Institute in PA, where she studied and eventually coordinated the 200 and 500-hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training programs. For the last 10 years, she has directed both Teacher Training programs in NH, along with Meditation Training, weekly classes, workshops and private yoga therapy.
Brian Serven, Assistant Director, coordinates and facilitates the 200 and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training programs, the Comprehensive Yoga Therapist training program and is YogaLife Institute’s primary Mentor, Yoga Therapist and Private Yoga teacher. His focus is in an approach to sharing yoga with dedicated individuals, one on one. In addition, his interests lie in the creative aspects of yoga training expressed as workshops and series such as; ‘the Deeper Understanding’ workshops, ‘Power of Relaxation’, ‘Yoga for a Quiet Mind’, ‘Art of Teaching Beginners’, ‘Art of Teaching Classical Yoga’, ‘TT Experience’, ‘Masters Class’, ‘Principles of Alignment’, ‘Introduction to Yoga Series’ among others. Deeply inspired by Meditation for Your Life by Dr. Robert Butera and the books’ preceding ‘Meditation for Your Type’ series, Brian has lead and modified the year-long series imbuing it with personal experience and expertise. A graduate of the YogaLife Institute's 200-hour and 500-hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training program, he received additional Teacher Training certification at The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, India, where the therapeutic principals of Yoga are integrated seamlessly, philosophically and physically. Believing the benefits of Yoga to be abundant and suitable for everyone, Brian's approach to sharing these experiences are with an intention of simplicity and accessibility. Viewing Yoga as a lifestyle and combining such experiences with 8 years of Martial Arts studies and Discipleship, Brian has a unique view of balance, discipline and awareness.
Lisa Rockenmacher, Assistant Director at YogaLife Institute of NH and senior faculty for the YogaLife advanced training programs. Lisa is dedicated to the practice of yoga as a means to experience wholeness, wellness, and peace. She has been a yoga teacher for the past decade and continues to study actively under the tutelage of many wonderful teachers in the YogaLifeNH community and beyond. Her certifications include Classical Yoga E-RYT 500, Kundalini Yoga (over 300 hours of study), Comprehensive Yoga Therapy training and she is a Reiki Master teacher and intuitive healing practitioner. Lisa’s love and skill as a teacher began with teaching swim lessons as a young teen, camp counseling, and eventually led to a Master’s in Education followed by a decade of work in the public school system. Lisa enjoys being part of the vibrant and dedicated community at YogaLifeNH and appreciates the accessible and integrative approach of Classical Yoga and the vibrant unifying energy of Kundalini Yoga. She invites inquiry and the opportunity for her students to be receptive to the needs of the moment- noticing mind, body, and breath as an avenue to their own inner wisdom. Her classes are cohesive, energy-balancing, and welcoming to all.
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.
Alice 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.