Cheryl Rossman ERYT-200, RYT500, YACEP. Cheryl is a graduate of the YogaLife Institute of NH's Classical Yoga program and Level 1 Comprehensive Yoga Therapy program. She is also a certified children's instructor. Her training includes: Yoga for Children with ADHD, Autism and Those Who are Differently-Abled, Yoga Minded Teenagers, and Pediatric Yoga. She also completed course work in Therapeutic Yoga for seniors, Restorative Yoga and Prenatal Yoga. Cheryl teaches Gentle, Chair, Restorative, Family, Children's Yoga and private classes in the Seacoast area. Her hope is to help students incorporate yoga into their daily lives to create balance and peace. She is passionate about helping children use yoga to enjoy learning. A happy healthy mind and body are the first steps. So often test anxiety and peer pressure becomes a brick wall to children, yoga provides the tools to focus and overcome these obstacles! Cheryl believes in giving back to the community and has volunteered in the Springfield MA school system as well as NH's SAU 16 and the seacoast community. Cheryl enjoyed her 6+ years of working as a certified paraprofessional at the elementary level in NH's SAU 16 school system. She is a native of Western MA and currently lives in NH with her husband Bob. She is the proud mom of 2 adult daughters: Jessica, a physical therapist and Alicia, a registered dietitian.
Andrea Rutherford is a perinatal educator, prenatal yoga instructor and an honored mother of three. She is a graduate of the YogaLife Institute of NH Teacher Training program (200 hour level). Andrea is owner and founder of Seacost Birth Matters and has been offering comprehensive prenatal care and holistic birth education and support since 1996. Andrea offers classes, workshops and individual sessions for mothers and their partners from pregnancy through birth.
Prenatal yoga classes offer women a nurturing space to promote strength, flexibility, relaxation and awareness for the natural changes in their ever-changing, growing bodies. Andrea weaves Classical yoga, breath awareness, childbirth education, and physical nurturing to provide mothers a positive emotional, educational and physical experience for the journey of pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
Lily Sibley, owner of Ocean Spirit Yoga, has been teaching yoga in Portsmouth, NH, as well as Kittery, ME, Exeter, Rye and Newburyport, since 2002. Lily has advanced certification as a Classical Yoga teacher, is a certified Reiki Master and a licensed teacher of The Lebed Method, a movement therapy program for breast cancer survivors and chronic illness. Currently, Lily is a senior teacher in the YogaLife Institute of NH yoga teacher training program, a program born of the Yoga Institute of Mumbai, India. Ocean Spirit Yoga offers regular on-going yoga classes, workshops, retreats, meditation classes, classes for rehabilitation and wellness, and private yoga classes.
While introducing her students to the physical and mental benefits of a regular yoga practice, Lily encourages her students to be comfortable with their individual levels of ability. Her students are further encouraged to "take their yoga off the mat" -- to create harmony and a sense of well being in their lives. While building strength and flexibility in their bodies, Lily's students discover the stillness and peace that lies within each of us. Using classical texts, such as the Bhagavagita, the Upanishads, the Yoga Sutras, the Tao Te Ching, as tools for discussion, students learn to live in the ups and downs of a fully integrated life.
Brian Serven, YACEP, C-IAYT. Brian 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.