Kristan Bishop is a graduate of the Yogalife Institute's 200 Hour Teacher Training program. She has practiced yoga for almost 20 years and has studied with Hannelore Moebius. "I started yoga when I was working full time in a high pressure career in sales and marketing and new Mom. Yoga has helped me find peace, balance and a new level of awareness in my life." Kristan's teaching style is sincere and heartfelt. Her easy going demeanor helps students feel at ease in the class. She uses creative, descriptive cues and music to enhance the experience. "I believe that yoga is more than just a physical practice on the mat, it is a way to relax and open to possibilities" Kristan is a musician and the Mom of three active boys. (She is also a certified Reiki Practitioner.)
Lisa Boldin is a presenter at and graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. She has been practicing yoga since 2004 is a 2012 graduate of the Yoga Life Institute of NH's 200 hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training Program. Lisa is currently a certification candidate in Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) as taught by The Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline, MA. Her passion is to share the complementary practices of TCTSY and Ayurveda with her clients, creating a path to healing that includes a clinical form of yoga with the lifestyle and diet teachings of Ayurveda. Lisa owns Sama Tal Ayurveda & Yoga, based in Portsmouth, NH and is a contributor to AyurvedaNextDoor.com where she writes on the topic of how Yoga and Ayurveda can contribute to healing trauma.
Libbie views every experience as an opportunity to grow and serves to support others in doing the same. She completed her 200-hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training and Level 1 Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Training at the YogaLife Institute. Through the teachings of the institute and her own practice, she has learned that Yoga is a powerful force in transforming stress. Even though many of its teachings are simple, they are not always easy. For Libbie, practicing Yoga both on and off the mat, is always worth the effort.
As a working mother of two, she experiences the joys and struggles of juggling self, family, and work every day. By channeling Yoga's powerful practices, Libbie serve as a guide, so individuals can learn to find and listen to their inner voice of wisdom and transform their relationship with stress.
Beth Brown, LCSW, RPYT. Beth is a therapist in Haverhill, MA, specializing in perinatal mood disorders, loss and infertility. She has been teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga classes at the YogaLife Institute of NH since 2014 and has completed the 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu. 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 and resources about yoga, pregnancy and postpartum, you can follow Beth on Facebook at Stillwater Maternal Wellness.
Joy Bryan Markley, Ph.D. is a graduate of the Yogalife Institute's 200 Level and 500 Level teacher training programs, the Level I Comprehensive Yoga Therapist program, as well as the meditation training program at Blue Moon Yoga with Julie Rost. She is also trained to teach yoga to kids and writes a column for YogaLifeNH called Little Buddhas http://www.yogalifenh.com/philosophy/little-buddhas. Teaching a child-friendly version of Classical Yoga to young yogis between the ages of 6 and 10 has become the perfect way for Joy to share what she has learned in her yoga studies with others. She continues her studies in the area of restorative yoga and yoga therapy. Her brother recently bought her a mirror to put in her office. Around the frame it reads, "You can be anything you want to be...be yourself." That pretty much sums up Joy's philosophy in yoga and in life. Joy lives in Kittery, Maine with her wonderful, loving husband Ken, and sweet yellow lab, Olivia. To contact Joy please click here.