Julie Rost, e-RYT 500, C-IAYT, 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 in its 200 and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs, as well as its Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Program. She teaches weekly classes, workshops, and retreats, and offers private Yoga therapy sessions.
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.
Lisa Rockenmacher, Assistant Director at YogaLife Institute of NH and senior faculty for the YogaLife advanced training programs. Lisa is dedicated to the practice of yoga as a means to experience wholeness, wellness, and peace. She has been a yoga teacher for the past decade and continues to study actively under the tutelage of many wonderful teachers in the YogaLifeNH community and beyond. Her certifications include Classical Yoga E-RYT 500, Kundalini Yoga (over 300 hours of study), Comprehensive Yoga Therapy training and she is a Reiki Master teacher and intuitive healing practitioner. Lisa’s love and skill as a teacher began with teaching swim lessons as a young teen, camp counseling, and eventually led to a Master’s in Education followed by a decade of work in the public school system. Lisa enjoys being part of the vibrant and dedicated community at YogaLifeNH and appreciates the accessible and integrative approach of Classical Yoga and the vibrant unifying energy of Kundalini Yoga. She invites inquiry and the opportunity for her students to be receptive to the needs of the moment- noticing mind, body, and breath as an avenue to their own inner wisdom. Her classes are cohesive, energy-balancing, and welcoming to all.