200 Hour Teacher Training Program

April Update: Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have postponed our application process to begin May 31. We do still plan to begin our 10 month program in September, and are prepared for virtual training options as needed. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to a waitlist and we will send a reminder email and an application form as the date nears.

Excited to start your Journey towards Yoga Teacher Training now?
If you are interested in studying Yoga Philosophy in like-minded virtual community in the time being, please check out our ongoing Yoga Philosophy 101 course.
Once you submit your application for the 200 Hour training program, you can begin doing the required reading and writing assignments, if you wish to get a head start or take this current “stay at home” time to begin your studies.

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About the program:

This 10 month 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. 

Our goal is to help guide you to learn the skills necessary to practice yoga completely and teach yoga effectively. The process of becoming a Yoga teacher is a personal journey, not to be entered into lightly. It requires a desire for introspection and inquiry. As you use the teachings of Yoga to better understand yourself, you begin to realize the teachings in daily life. A personal relationship and experience of Yoga are essential components of a realized practice that can be authentically shared with others.

Monthly seminar includes the content of the three modules listed above.

Training dates: September 19/20; October 17/18; November 21/22; December 12/13; January 23/24; February 20/21; March 27/28; April 17/18; May 15/16 and June 5/6.

This program is approved by the Yoga Institute of Mumbai, India and emphasizes the "living of Yoga" and thereby brings personal transformation to those who are ready and willing. The YogaLife Institute program is certified by Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level. 


rost julieJulie Rost, e-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Director, founded the YogaLife Institute of NH in 2006. Her undergraduate degree in Psychology included research based in the healing benefit of Yoga for Adolescents. Years of working in women’s reproductive health led to a three year service as Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, Africa, where her experience with village doctors of traditional medicine catapulted her interest in studying the holistic and natural approaches of the Yoga lifestyle. She received her Classical Yoga and Yoga Therapy training from the YogaLife Institute in PA. Julie is currently the Spiritual Director of the YogaLife Institute of NH, teaching Yoga Philosophy 101 and 201 and teaching in its 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. She teaches private yoga classes, workshops, and retreats, and offers private Yoga therapy sessions.

Alice v1Alice Bentley, RYT500, is the Director of the YogaLife Teacher Training Program.  As a ‘householder yogi’, balancing a busy life with 5 children, husband, and multiple pets, she has found the wisdom and practice of yoga to be profoundly supportive. She deeply believes in the power of yoga to transform our relationship to stress and to ease our way in the world. Her passion is for training yoga teachers, seeing their personal transformation through the programs and creating a learning environment that develops confidence and practical skills to enable them to share their unique gifts through their teaching. She has completed her 500 hour yoga teacher training and 300 hour yoga therapy training. 

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Allison Parks Dugas, E-RYT500, has been teaching yoga since 2010 and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She is a graduate of the YogaLife Institute of NH's 200-hour and advanced 300 hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training programs and has completed an additional 300 hour training in Comprehensive Yoga Therapy at Yogalife. She began her yoga journey in 1999 studying Ashtanga and vinyasa-style yoga. She was drawn to the benefits of a physical practice. When she discovered the YogaLife Institute’s Teacher Training program, she was at a different place in her life, married with two small children, she wanted to prioritize her self-care and expand her understanding of yoga to help her navigate life better. This deeper dive into yoga included not only the physical practices but also the mental, spiritual and philosophical elements as well as a gentler form. It has helped her to feel whole and at peace despite what goes on around her. It has helped her understand suffering and apply the tools of yoga to help alleviate it. Prior to teaching yoga, Allison earned her masters degree in Elementary Education and was a 4th grade teacher. Being a former gymnast and figure skater, Allison has gravitated toward exploring the relationship of how the body, breath and mind relate to one another and how they are a vehicle to connect to our true nature, our authentic self. Yoga has truly been a gift to her and she enjoys sharing that gift with others in her studio classes, workshops, one-on-one and as a senior teacher in the Yogalife teacher training programs. Even when she is off her mat, she continues to practice yoga by bringing the tools and benefits she has gained from the practice into her day-to-day life.

siegel carterCarterSiegel, M.Ed; E-RYT500; Yoga Therapy 300, is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor with additional training in yoga as therapy. She specializes in issues of the musculoskeletal system and the psychology and philosophy of yoga. In the years following her trainings she has been teaching in private and group settings to people of all ability levels using dynamic, gentle, restorative, and meditative forms of yoga. As a Level I yoga as therapy teacher, Carter is uniquely qualified to bring the teachings of yoga psychology and philosophy into the physical practice of yoga. Carter has studied and practiced numerous styles of yoga such as ashtanga, vinyasa, gentle, meditation and restorative. In addition to teaching postures, Carter teaches and facilitates meditation, Yoga Nidra, and the philosophy of yogic living. While her foundation is based in the physical aspects of yoga, Carter makes every aspect accessible to even the newest yogi through a careful and gentle approach to identifying the needs of each student. Whether teaching to the newest or the most advanced practitioner, Carter’s style is clear, logical and at an appropriate pace to help support a student’s goals and abilities.



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