200 Hour Teacher Training Program

pam quote photoThis one-year program is for dedicated Yoga students interested in deepening their personal understanding and practice of Classical Yoga, and would like to join a strong Yoga community. Half of the participants go on to teach, while the other half join to expand their personal sadhana (practice). It is a personalized program including:

One-to-one mentoring;

Monthly seminars take place on Thursdays and Saturdays. Participants choose which day of the week is best for them. Seminar includes Yoga technique, teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology, philosophy, and practicum opportunities (note: teaching is not a requirement of the program);

Understanding and practice of Classical Yoga, including Hatha (physical), Raja (meditation), Karma (work and actions), Bhakti (love and devotion) and Jnana (knowledge and wisdom);

Understanding and practice of the 8-Fold Path of Yoga: daily observances and restraints (yama and niyama), Yoga postures (asana), breathing (pranayama), sensory mastery (pratyahara), concentration (dharana), meditation (dhyana) and cognitive absorption/higher consciousness (samadhi).

and . . . Monthly workshops.

This program is approved by the Yoga Institute of Mumbai, India, to train instructors and promote a unique system of teaching Yoga philosophy. Classical texts such as the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads are utilized, with interpretations to suit a western culture when appropriate. This program emphasizes the "living of Yoga" and thereby brings personal transformation to those who are ready and willing. We believe that those individuals who live their Yoga make the best Yoga instructors.

The YogaLife Institute programs are certified programs of the Yoga Alliance at the 200/500 hour level. Enrollment is ongoing (the year-long program begins the first month you attend seminar) and the cost of our program is comparable to many other programs in the area.

For more information contact our Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to set up a time to talk. In your email, please include your phone number and good days and times of day to reach you. By phone you may call her at 603.479.3865 and leave a message letting her know good days and times of day to reach you. Julie Rost's office hours are 12-2 every weekday with callbacks as needed in the evening.

Our initial conversation is an opportunity to answer all of your questions and allows us to share the details of our program in a way that is personal and directed toward helping you learn how our program may meet your needs and goals. We believe that yoga is personal and unique for everyone. 

We look forward to speaking with you!

Creating Space for Yoga

By Tracey Miller

Jen Bukowski completed YogaLife Institute’s 200 hour training program and is a certified yoga instructor. She lives in Chester, NH with her husband and three kids in a 288-year-old farm house.

jen bukowski quote photoJen took yoga classes on and off for many years, but she never thought about being an instructor. But when her dental hygienist told her about her experience with the training program at YogaLife Institute, it planted a seed in Jen’s mind that she wanted to grow. But, with three kids three horses and a mini donkey to take care of, she had to wait until the timing was right. Two years later when they decided to sell the horses, life opened up and she was able to commit to the 200-hour training program.

Jen said she wasn’t sure if she wanted to teach, but what she really yearned for in her training was exploring the lifestyle and philosophy of yoga. Her focus was on self study and self realization.

In the past, the yoga classes she attended focused more on the technical aspect of the poses, but at YogaLife, they look at the spiritual aspects of yoga. “The instructors gave me a safe space to address what is holding me back,” she said. Yoga has taught her to trust herself and explore her boundaries. “I am loving the benefits of living yoga, which go way beyond just doing poses.”

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Teacher Trainers Attend These Classes Free

29Aug
Mon Aug 29 @ 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Yoga I - Gentle Flow
30Aug
Tue Aug 30 @ 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Yoga II
30Aug
Tue Aug 30 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Yoga and Meditation
30Aug
Tue Aug 30 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Yoga I
31Aug
Wed Aug 31 @11:00AM - 12:30PM
Gentle Yoga

Teacher Trainers Attend These Workshops Free

11Sep
Sun Sep 11 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Deeper Understanding of Extremities

Classes

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With our open drop-in policy, you have the opportunity to explore Yoga with the guidance of any of our instructors. Certified and registered through Yoga Alliance, all of our instructors are dedicated to living a Yoga lifestyle. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Workshops

workshops

The YogaLife Institute offers a wide variety of experiential and educational workshops and class series. All workshops and series are open to the public unless specifically stated in the description. Take your practice deeper and register today.
 

Blog

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Our teachers serve to provide a "reminder" of what we already know in our hearts and souls to be true. The following writings reflect these reminders that we need practice and more practice, and a community that supports us in our path towards enlightenment.

Graduates

graduates

The advanced training programs through the YogaLife Institute emphasizes the "living of Yoga" and thereby brings personal transformation to those who are ready and willing. We believe that those individuals who live their Yoga make the best Yoga instructors.

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