Jaclyn's first experience of yoga postures took place while she was a student in high school. She enjoyed the peace and clarity that she felt both during and after practice and became curious as to how yoga was helping these feelings to surface. Jaclyn's interest later lead her away from her hometown in Southern California to the East Coast where she enrolled in the 200-hour Teacher Training program at the YogaLife Institute of New Hampshire. Her practice intensified as the months rolled on and she began to form a more intimate relationship with yoga on a spiritual and emotional level. The simple enjoyment Jaclyn felt for yoga was transformed into a deep passion along her journey at YogaLife, and she intends to keep the fire alive by implementing the tools she has acquired through practicing yoga in her daily life. As a yoga teacher, Jaclyn strives to encourage her students to explore their own personal knowledge and wisdom by providing space for self-reflection and growth through the connection between their mind, body, and spirit. She hopes to offer guidance and support to others through yoga, and to live and teach in a way that inspires others to seek and follow their own inner truth.
Beth is a graduate of the 500-hour YogaLife Classical Yoga Teacher Training program. Beth has found yoga to be a life-changing practice, deepening her relationship with herself and her community. She has discovered great wisdom and strength in both the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga, and from sharing in the yoga lifestyle with others. Beth currently resides in Portsmouth, NH with her husband Ryan, and their cat Lir.
Karly is an IKYTA certified Kundalini Yoga instructor, a Reiki II Practitioner, and a life long spiritual seeker of awakening and truth. She completed her yoga teacher training at the Baba Siri Chand Yoga Center and Ashram in Millis, MA in 2013, and Level 1 of the Comprehensive Yoga Therapy program at YogaLife. Her passion is to raise awareness in herself and others through the beautifully diverse forums of yoga, meditation and education. She believes that all have enormous power to create positive change toward a world where people are loved and accepted for who they truly are, and that yoga and meditation are powerful vehicles to get to that place. Karly teaches Kundalini yoga at Seacoast Kundalini Yoga in Portsmouth, NH and co-facilitates a by-donation Reiki healing circle with three other energy workers. She lives on the mystical seacoast in Portsmouth, NH with her wonderful husband, two amazing step-children and her eternally adored cat, Saffron.
Ala Oleksy is a graduate of the YogaLife Institute’s 200-hour Classical Yoga Teacher training program. She is also a student of Comprehensive Yoga Therapy and a Reiki practitioner. Yoga came to Ala early on her healing path, opening the door for self study and liberation from mental afflictions. She provides a living example of how a Yogic lifestyle can be a successful means of coping with dis-ease and the stress of modern living. Ala lives by the notion that Yoga is about constant practice and that every effort counts. She shares the wisdom of Yoga in an inclusive and accessible manner, inspiring others to be transformed by this holistic system of living. Ala creates an inviting class environment, allowing students to explore the connection to themselves, others, and the world around them. By creating space in the body through breath and movement, we open ourselves up to that connection.
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.