Allison Parks Dugas is certified with the Yoga Alliance and is a graduate of the YogaLife Institute of NH's 200-hour and 500-hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training programs and Level 1 of the Comprehensive Yoga Therapy program. She began her yoga practice in 1999 studying Ashtanga and vinyasa-style yoga. She was drawn to the benefits of a physical practice; connecting the mind and body through the breath, becoming more present, reducing stress, and learning how to truly relax along with gaining strength and flexibility. When she discovered the YogaLife Institute's Teacher Training program, she was able to expand her understanding to include the mental, spiritual and philosophical elements as well as a gentler form. She believes yoga has been a gift in her life and she enjoys sharing it with others. When she is off her mat, she tries to bring the benefits of her practice and mindfulness into her day-to-day life.
Janis Sheldon E-RYT 500, YACEP. Some of her trainings include 200 hr certification in 2006 from The Yoga of Energy Flow with Daniel Orlansky, 500hr Integrative Yoga Therapy with Hannelore Moebius, pre-natal yoga training with Kripalu teacher and pre-natal educator Martha Chabinsky in August of 2008, Bone Camp Advanced Concepts in Movement for Osteoporosis and Spine Health with geriatric physical therapist and Kripalu yoga teacher Sara Meeks at Kripalu Nov. 2010, Level 1 in Positional Therapy with Lee Albert from Kripalu in May 2010, January 2012 Dr. Loren Fishman Ending Back Pain with Yoga Protocol, the 7 major causes of back pain, Nov. 2014 Yoga for Cancer certification with Tari Prinster, Yogalife Institue 500hr Teacher training.
Janis began a personal practice in 1980. She has been sharing yoga since 2006. Her style draws from a blend of traditions as she creates a gentle practice with a focus on postural strengthen and alignment. Having had spine surgery in 2003 Janis shares her journey back to physical comfort and mobility in daily life through a gentle, yoga practice, acceptance and a sense of humor. All classes are safe and supportive. She lives in Exeter with her husband and enjoys spending time in nature.
CarterSiegel, M.Ed; E-RYT500; Yoga Therapy 300, is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor with additional training in yoga as therapy. She specializes in issues of the musculoskeletal system and the psychology and philosophy of yoga. In the years following her trainings she has been teaching in private and group settings to people of all ability levels using dynamic, gentle, restorative, and meditative forms of yoga. As a Level I yoga as therapy teacher, Carter is uniquely qualified to bring the teachings of yoga psychology and philosophy into the physical practice of yoga. Carter has studied and practiced numerous styles of yoga such as ashtanga, vinyasa, gentle, meditation and restorative. In addition to teaching postures, Carter teaches and facilitates meditation, Yoga Nidra, and the philosophy of yogic living. While her foundation is based in the physical aspects of yoga, Carter makes every aspect accessible to even the newest yogi through a careful and gentle approach to identifying the needs of each student. Whether teaching to the newest or the most advanced practitioner, Carter’s style is clear, logical and at an appropriate pace to help support a student’s goals and abilities.
Leigh Sloss, M.Ed, RYT500, is a graduate of the YogaLife Institute's Comprehensive Yoga Therapy program and the 200 hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training program. Leigh is also a certified K-8 teacher and has a Masters in Education.
"I began practicing yoga in college and then as an elementary school teacher as a way of handling stress. As a new mom, I found that yoga helped me learn to balance caring for myself while also caring for others. The more I learned about yoga philosophy the more I wanted to deepen my understanding of it. The 200 hour program at YogaLife was so profound for me that I felt the need to learn more in order to share it with others. Yoga Therapy feels like what I've always wanted to do for my life's work. It combines my many interests - education, psychology, movement, and spirituality.
My hope is to make yoga accessible to all people and to make it applicable to the real world. I enjoy sharing the benefits of yoga with people of all ages, and am particularly passionate about working with children dealing with stress and anxiety.
Yoga for me is about connection. First, it's a connection with ourselves on all levels. From that connection, we can grow to realize that we are all connected.”