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.
Alice Bentley, RYT500, has been practicing yoga for 15 years, seriously since her pregnancy with her first child in 2004. On her move to the US from England in 2010 she joined the YogaLife Institute teacher training 200 hour program, with the idea that she wanted "to get better at yoga", what she experienced was life changing and has helped her manage a big transition into a new country and cope with her stressors more effectively. "Yoga helps me be a better mother, wife, daughter and friend, it is my stabilizing force and makes me a nicer person!" Since then she has completed her 200 hour training, 300 hour comprehensive yoga therapy training and 500 hour teacher training and enjoys sharing yoga's transformative power with others. She is passionate about how yoga can help women during pregnancy and motherhood and how yoga can promote healthy weight loss.
Pam is a registered RYT-500 and E-RYT 200 Classical Yoga Teacher and Level I Certified Yoga Therapist. She is also Reiki certified. She began her yoga journey in 2004, has been teaching since 2008 and enjoys being part of the YogaLIfeNH community. Outside the yoga studio, Pam has served as a naturalist at the Seacoast Science Center and is a member of Voices from the Heart, a 200-member women’s chorus, in Portsmouth. Her favorite pastime is spending time with family and friends. Pam strives to integrate the classical principles into her daily life, utilizing teachings from the ancient texts and sharing those concepts through her teaching.
Allison Parks Dugas 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.
Janis Sheldon E-RYT 500, YACEP. Some of her trainings include 200 hr certification in 2006 from The Yoga of Energy Flow with Daniel Orlansky, 500hr Integrative Yoga Therapy with Hannelore Moebius, pre-natal yoga training with Kripalu teacher and pre-natal educator Martha Chabinsky in August of 2008, Bone Camp Advanced Concepts in Movement for Osteoporosis and Spine Health with geriatric physical therapist and Kripalu yoga teacher Sara Meeks at Kripalu Nov. 2010, Level 1 in Positional Therapy with Lee Albert from Kripalu in May 2010, January 2012 Dr. Loren Fishman Ending Back Pain with Yoga Protocol, the 7 major causes of back pain, Nov. 2014 Yoga for Cancer certification with Tari Prinster, Yogalife Institue 500hr Teacher training.
Janis began a personal practice in 1980. She has been sharing yoga since 2006. Her style draws from a blend of traditions as she creates a gentle practice with a focus on postural strengthen and alignment. Having had spine surgery in 2003 Janis shares her journey back to physical comfort and mobility in daily life through a gentle, yoga practice, acceptance and a sense of humor. All classes are safe and supportive. She lives in Exeter with her husband and enjoys spending time in nature.