To bring the ancient teachings of Classical Yoga to life in ourselves, our lives, our teaching, and our communities. Allowing yoga to instill the profound practice of Seva (selfless service) within the hearts of each student and turn spiritual knowledge into action. Transforming ourselves - transforming the world.
Meet the YogaLife Family
Welcome! As the YogaLife faculty, we bring a combined 40+ years of practice, 2,300+ hours of training, and 30+ years of teaching to the program. Importantly, we live our yoga and continue to come back to the teachings and philosophy of yoga to live our lives more freely and authentically with peace and compassion. We know first-hand how transformative the teacher training program is because we are all graduates ourselves. Come and experience the power of this extraordinary program!
RYT500, E-RYT 200, YACEP
Alice Bentley has been a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor since 2011. She is a graduate of YogaLife Institute of NH’s 200 and advanced 300 hour yoga teacher training programs. She also has an additional 300 hour training in comprehensive yoga therapy. She experienced positive, transformational change to her health, stress levels and relationships when she found Classical Yoga and the 200 hour teacher training program at YogaLife. She is passionate about sharing these life changing teachings with others. As a ‘householder yogi’, balancing a busy life with 5 children, husband, and multiple pets, she has found the wisdom and practice of yoga to be profoundly supportive. She deeply believes in the power of yoga to transform our relationship to stress and to ease our way in the world. Her passion is for training yoga teachers, seeing their personal transformation through the programs and creating a learning environment that develops confidence and practical skills to enable them to share their unique gifts through their teaching. Alice previously co-owned and directed the YogaLife Institute of NH with Julie Rost. She now runs the YogaLife Institute of NH Teacher Training LLC with Carter and Allison.
Allison Parks Dugas
M.Ed., E-RYT500, YACEP
Allison is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor since 2010. She is a graduate of the YogaLife Institute of NH's 200 hour and advanced 300 hour programs and has additional 300 hour training in Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Level 1. She began her yoga journey in 1999 practicing Ashtanga and vinyasa-style yoga. She was drawn to the benefits of a physical practice. When she discovered the YogaLife Institute’s Classical Teacher Training program, she was at a different place in her life, married with small children, she wanted to prioritize her self-care and expand her understanding of yoga to help her navigate life better. She embraced the yogic lifestyle, a gentler form of yoga as well as the philosophical and psychological benefits. She believes yoga has been a gift in her life and she loves to share that gift with others in her studio classes, workshops, one-on-one and as an instructor and curriculum developer in the Yogalife of NH Teacher Training Program. Off her mat, she continues to bring the tools and benefits she has gained from the practice into her day-to-day life with her husband and two sons.
M.Ed., E-RYT500, YACEP
Carter is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor since 2005. She is a graduate of the YogaLife Institute of NH's advanced 300 hour program and has an additional 300 hour training in Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Level 1. She specializes in issues of the musculoskeletal system as well as the philosophical teachings of yoga. In the years following her trainings Carter has been teaching in private and group settings to people of all ability levels using dynamic, gentle, restorative, and meditative forms of yoga. As a comprehensive yoga therapist, Carter is uniquely qualified to bring the teachings of yoga psychology and philosophy into the physical practice of yoga. Most recently Carter earned her Yoga Nidra and Reiki level 1 certifications. Carter teaches and practices numerous styles of yoga and has studied under American gurus such as David Swenson, Sean Corn, Shiva Rae, Rodney Yee, and Beryl Bender Birch and others. Whether teaching to the newest or the most advanced practitioner, Carter’s style is clear, logical, fun and paced in a way to help support a student’s intentions and goals. For Carter, yoga is a way of life and it deeply informs her work, her relationships and her parenting.