Slavica Popov Meinhold graduated from the YogaLife Institute's 200-hour Classical Yoga Teacher Program in March 2013. My first encounter with yoga happened in 1998. It was a love at first sight, which has developed over the years into a deep relationship, with many benefits for my entire being. Yoga gave me the tools that have been helping me the through the life: from simply being in shape, maintain positive attitude to becoming more connected to myself. I enjoy practicing asanas and expressing myself through the movement of my body. But the study of yoga offered me also the paths towards my inner strength and flexibility, peace and acceptance. Recently I started sharing this exciting experience of journey into yoga teaching on Sunday morning at Ocean Spirit Yoga in Portsmouth, NH. These classes are designed with the idea of the first baby steps into yoga practice: simple, open and accessible.
Pilar Prime, CHHC, trained in Classical Yoga at the YogaLife Institute, born of the Yoga Institute in Mumbai, India. She is also a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, affiliated with Columbia University, where she was certified as a Holistic Health Counselor. Pilar lives with her husband and daughter in Strafford, where they raise chickens, grow vegetables, and enjoy the country life. She teaches yoga, counsels in holistic nutrition, writes and gives workshops in and around the Seacoast area. Pilar is board-certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).
Karen Prindle is a graduate of the YogaLife Institute's 200-hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training program. In 2000, Karen started her yoga journey originally looking for ways to manage stress through relaxation. She has since practiced various styles such as Classical, Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Iyengar, with a strong interest in yogic philosophy and Ayurveda self-care. Karen feels yoga has provided her many positive tools on and off the mat such as breath work, self-awareness, patience and being present. She is happy to now be able to share her more holistic experience with others as a yoga teacher, as well as continue her yoga education in the immediate future.
Lisa Rockenmacher, M.A.T., ERYT- 500 and YACEP, is a senior faculty member for the YogaLifeNH teacher training program. Lisa is dedicated to encouraging others to share their gifts through helping them discern and embody their unique wisdom. Her yoga certifications include Classical Yoga E-RYT 500, Kundalini Yoga (including 120 hours of Level 2 training), and 300 hours of Comprehensive Yoga Therapy education. Lisa’s love of exploring energy and consciousness is an integral part of her work not only as a yoga teacher, but also as an intuitive healer and Reiki master teacher; she is certified in Usui-Tibetan as well as Karuna Reiki. Lisa’s teaching invites self- inquiry, spontaneity, and the opportunity for her students to be receptive to awareness of mind, body, and breath as a path to inner wisdom.
Lisa has many years of experience teaching chakra classes, workshops, and series. As a result of her yoga experience and intuitive energy teaching and practice, Lisa has gained an experiential knowledge of how energy feels in the body. She enjoys awakening and encouraging this energy awareness in others. Lisa’s classes use many varied modalities to facilitate learning, enjoyment, and increased understanding for all types of students. When teaching in a group setting, Lisa is sensitive and responsive to the needs of the moment; her classes are cohesive, energy-balancing, and welcoming to all.
Abby approaches her classes in a warm, welcoming, and fun manner. She encourages her students to be curious and to celebrate the natural differences in everyone's body structures. Above all else, Abby wants her students to use their practice as a chance to remind themselves of their own inner strength, wisdom, and power. Yoga is a journey of the self, through the self, to the self, and everyone's path will take on a unique spin of its own.