Alice 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.
Kristan 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 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.
Lisa Boldin is a presenter at and graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. She has been practicing yoga since 2004 is a 2012 graduate of the Yoga Life Institute of NH's 200 hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training Program. Lisa is currently a certification candidate in Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) as taught by The Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline, MA. Her passion is to share the complementary practices of TCTSY and Ayurveda with her clients, creating a path to healing that includes a clinical form of yoga with the lifestyle and diet teachings of Ayurveda. Lisa owns Sama Tal Ayurveda & Yoga, based in Portsmouth, NH and is a contributor to AyurvedaNextDoor.com where she writes on the topic of how Yoga and Ayurveda can contribute to healing trauma.