Alice Bentley

bentley aliceAlice Bentley 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.

Maya Bhatt Hardcastle

hardcastle mayaMaya is a NH based EYRT200 and RYT500 yoga teacher with certifications in yin yoga, restorative yoga and yoga nidra. Cultivating balance and peace, self exploration and honoring oneself are all encouraged in her teaching. “I have found yoga to be a life-changing practice that has deepened my relationship with myself and those around me and has contributed to better health in body and mind. There is great wisdom and strength to be found when looking within and taking the time to nourish and be with yourself. I love sharing this perspective in my classes.”

Maya has been a student of many styles of yoga for over two decades. She is a registered ERYT200 and RYT500 with Yoga Alliance. She is a graduate of the Abhyasa Institute 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and YogaLife Institute of NH advanced 300 hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training program. In addition, she has completed several complimentary yoga trainings including; Yin Yoga Teacher Training : Foundations Module with Josh Summers from Josh Summers School of Yin Yoga Fundamentals of Breath-Centered Anatomy, Vinyasa Practice and Principles, Yoga of the Foot and Reimagining Alignment From the Ground Up with Leslie Kaminoff Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Maureen Miller of Yoga NH Yoga Nidra with Jean Marie Belzile of At Om Yoga, NH Yoga Nidra with Rolf Sovic of the Himalayan Institute, PA Maya also has Reiki II, Carol Wallace, has a Shodan degree in martial arts and is a Certified Zentangle Teacher instructing mindfulness with pen and paper. Off the mat Maya enjoys being creative in the kitchen, the garden and with arts and crafts.

Sue Bielski

bielski sueSue Bielski came to yoga in her 30s seeking low-impact physical exercise, but she soon found herself drawn to exploring the deeper aspects of the practice. Today Sue is a graduate of the YogaLife Institute 200-hour Teacher Training program, eager to share the gift of yoga with the curious. The experience of yoga, as Sue imagines it, includes developing new perspectives, experimenting with the unfamiliar, opening up beneficial paths of communication, and cultivating light-heartedness as one moves through life.

Kristan Bishop

bishop kristanKristan Bishop is a graduate of the Yogalife Institute's 200 Hour Teacher Training program. She has practiced yoga for almost 20 years and has studied with Hannelore Moebius. "I started yoga when I was working full time in a high pressure career in sales and marketing and new Mom. Yoga has helped me find peace, balance and a new level of awareness in my life." Kristan's teaching style is sincere and heartfelt. Her easy going demeanor helps students feel at ease in the class. She uses creative, descriptive cues and music to enhance the experience. "I believe that yoga is more than just a physical practice on the mat, it is a way to relax and open to possibilities" Kristan is a musician and the Mom of three active boys. (She is also a certified Reiki Practitioner.)

Sarah Lynn Bohorquez

bohorquez Sarah LynnSarah Lynn completed her 200 hour teacher training at YogaLife Institute and Level 1 Hatha Yoga teacher training at Sadhana Center, Atkinson NH. She is certified with the Yoga Alliance. Sarah began practicing yoga 20 years ago when her children were young and she needed a way to refuel. Yoga has brought more to her life than she ever imagined. Sarah teaches traditional Hatha yoga, combining the physical practice of yoga postures (asanas) with breathing (pranayama). She embraces mindfulness, strength, and flexibility on the mat and in daily life.

Sarah is a Fiber Artist and a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen. She dyes, spins and knits wool from local farms. Her current work includes an exploration of the colors of the chakras.

Sarah has also studied herbalism, completing the Art and Science of Herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar. As an herbalist, Sarah feels a deep connection to the earth. She is especially inspired by wild herbs and the healing and empowering energy of being in nature.

Yoga Philosophy 101

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Bring Your Yoga to Life!

This program is for anyone interested in learning more about Yoga philosophy and how to incorporate it into their lives through Self awareness, positive thinking, healthy living, stress management, personal growth and empowerment.

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A treasure trove of yoga philosophy!

Our teachers, as well as our daily practice, 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.



Graduate Biographies

The training programs through the YogaLife Institute emphasize the "living of Yoga" and thereby bring 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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