500 Hour Teacher Training Program

beth quote photoThis advanced level Classical Yoga Teacher's Training program is for those who have completed their 200 hour level certification (in most any yoga tradition) and want to continue their learning in a yoga community. The 300 hours of training are flexible and individualized, usually completed in two years.

Basic components include a monthly 3-hour "advanced practice" that meets one Sunday each month, the equivalent of 2 additional workshop hours per month within the YogaLife Institute curriculum, mentor meetings with Julie Rost or Lisa Rockenmacher, as needed, teaching and/or workshop facilitation, weekly yoga class attendance, writing and/or other independent research. Topics include advanced practices related to anatomy and physiology, mind-body health, meditation, energy work and self understanding via Jnana, Tantra, Bhakti and Karma Yoga.

For more information contact our Assistant 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 or text her at 603-793-2306 and leave a message letting her know good days and times of day to reach you. Lisa will get back to you within a day.

Our initial conversation is very important to us. It allows us to learn about you and what you’re looking for in a training program. It allows us to more adequately share the details of our program in a way that is personal and to express how our program may meet your needs and goals. There is far more value in the program than can be described in print. Contact us so that we can help you find your own unique path with yoga.

Miya Chase - Opening the Door to the Spiritual Side of Yoga

Interviewed by Tracey Miller

Miya Chase completed her 500-hour training and is an instructor at YogaLife Institute. She is married and lives in Kensington, New Hampshire with her husband and 6-year-old son.

miya chase quote photoWhen Miya's roommate came home to their California apartment one day with a VCR tape and asked her if she wanted to learn yoga, she said, "Sure, why not?" The two started practicing power yoga in front of the TV wearing jean shorts and t-shirts from the local thrift store.

At the time, yoga was merely exercise for Miya. She practiced power yoga at home until she could afford classes then went to a studio so she could get feedback from an instructor.

Yoga continued to be part of her life for many years. When she moved back east she enrolled in a teacher training program at a studio in Dover. "It exposed me to many varieties of yoga," she said.

She hadn't planned to teach, but when she started taking classes at a studio in North Hampton, a friend and mentor encouraged her to become an instructor. "I was nervous. We all don't think we have it in us to become an instructor," she said. But with her friend's encouragement, she took a leap of faith and started teaching.

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Teacher Trainers Attend These Classes Free

Fri Apr 28 @ 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Yoga I
Fri Apr 28 @11:00AM - 12:30PM
Gentle Yoga
Sat Apr 29 @ 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Yoga I
Sun Apr 30 @ 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Yoga & Meditation
Mon May 01 @ 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Yoga I - Gentle Flow

Teacher Trainers Attend These Workshops Free

Sat May 13 @10:30AM - 12:30PM
Art of Teaching with Chairs
Fri May 19 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Exploring Asana



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.



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.



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.



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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