Julie Rost, Director of the YogaLife Institute of NH, researched the therapeutic aspects of Yoga while a Psychology major in college, resulting in a thesis on the benefits of Yoga for at-risk adolescents. After ten years of working in women's reproductive health, she spent three years in Africa studying traditional methods for healing HIV/AIDS. Realizing that the yoga lifestyle held the greatest potential for health and well-being, her return to the U.S. led her to the YogaLife Institute in PA, where she studied and eventually coordinated the 200 and 500-hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training programs. For the last 10 years, she has directed both Teacher Training programs in NH, along with Meditation Training, weekly classes, workshops and private yoga therapy.
Brian Serven, Comprehensive Yoga Therapist. 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.