Jayne Young, Director of Teachers
I’m a mother of four, musician, friend, sister and wife. I started practicing yoga when my children were young and I was amazed and surprised at the physical and mental changes that came. Yoga helps me feel strong and be more gentle with myself and others; reminds me of the importance of being kind, and empowers me to be bold and fearless.
What I love Being outside, going for walks, being with my family, talking with friends, writing letters.
Why power yoga Power yoga is not only a vigorous physical practice, but it is a mental practice as well. I love the focus on breath and finding your edge. I love the challenge. I love how strong and capable I feel after class.
Home I grew up in Deep River, Connecticut, a small town on the Connecticut River. New Hampshire is my second home.
Favorite word Gentle
What inspires me Young kids fearlessly trying new things
Training Certified Baptiste Teacher, Level One Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste; Level Two with Paige Elenson; Level Three with Baron Baptiste; Art of Assisting; workshops with Philip Urso, Lisa Taylor & Coeli Marsh; Mentoring with Coeli Marsh; RYT 200
Sarah Parris, Studio Manager
Yoga found me, and for that I could not be more grateful. Growing up, I did not have the greatest connection with my physical body. Through yoga I have become reacquainted with how amazing it can feel to move and breath. I am a mother of two beautiful children – I use yoga to help keep my center in the midst of parenting. I love that yoga is a practice – we are not required to have it all figured out, only that we show up – this carries through on and off the mat.
What I love I am a lover of life, my family and learning. I love exploring, trying new things and being outside.
Why power yoga I had been told for years that I had exercise induced asthma (EIA), and that was the reason that I could not breathe through a Zumba, kickboxing, or any other cardio style class. In reality I never had asthma, I had actually never learned how to breathe – deep, full, open powerful breath. Power yoga has shown me that I am stronger than I ever knew, that I can do hard things, and that I have support to attain my dreams – whatever they may be.
Home I grew up in a small town in Idaho called Twin Falls. It is famous for Evil Knievil trying to cross the mile-wide chasm of the Snake River Canyon in the 70’s…on a motorcycle. He didn’t quite make it – but survived. Now Bedford is my home.
Favorite word This is hard! I’m going to have to go with EASE-ABILITY. My husband tells me that I made up this word. I think that the Webster’s dictionary just hasn’t added it yet. Try it out! There are so many uses for it!!!!!
What inspires me People. People going after their dreams and supporting other people with their dreams.
Training Baptiste Affiliate Studio Salt Lake Power Yoga, RYT 200; Centered City Yoga, RYT 500; workshops with Coeli Marsh
Yoga provides me with a spiritual practice that gives me the courage to love deeply and open my heart to what is. It brings teachers and truths into my life that deeply resonate with me. It brings a quietness of mind that helps me recognize my fears and sit calmly with them. Through yoga I have found more completely my voice, my people, and my purpose.
What I love The sky. Mornings. Jayne. My children: Hannon, Haven, Mason, and Eli.
Why power yoga It is a beautiful mixture of meditation and dancing – one that changes my body, mind, and heart.
Home Midlothian VA and now Amherst NH
Favorite word Love
What inspires me Silence, the stars, poetry, and children.
Training Live Love Teach – Level One & Level Two with Philip Urso and Renee Deslaurier; workshops with Coeli Marsh; RYT 200
I have worked in the veterinary business for 16 years with a special interest in dog behavior. I was introduced to yoga about 14 years ago when a co-worker talked me into taking a 6 week Pilates course. The yoga studio was a place I felt I could truly be myself for the first time without judgement. It allowed me little by little to trust my intuition and grow from a place of empowerment.
What I love Summer, hiking, biking, lazy nights at home with a good book, snowstorms, cross country skiing, watching people start their journey into yoga, watching an experienced yogi practice, leading a big, powerful hot yoga class
Why power yoga The vitality that is created as a result of building mental and physical strength, the peace that I get from learning how to find stillness in an intense practice.
Home Born and raised in Redmond, Washington; I moved to NH in 1998 and lived in Windham for 16 years before moving to Temple, where I would be happy to stay forever.
Favorite word Serendipity
What inspires me A really well written book, poetry, music, watching anybody proficient in their art share their talent, hiking the mountains of NH in the fall, the leaders in the Baptiste community, taking a well instructed power yoga class
Training Level One with Baron Baptiste, Level Two with Paige Elenson, Art of Assisting, workshops with Gregor Singleton, Rolf Gates and Coeli Marsh; RYT 200
Genevieve Austin Hoellrich
I began practicing yoga over ten years ago in Montreal Canada as a powerful method of healing on an emotional, mental and physical level. After several years of consistent and needed yoga practice, I felt inspired to become a certified yoga instructor and share my love and belief in the benefits of yoga. Yoga has completely transformed my life; it has given me my mat; a place to come to laugh, to cry, to love, to grieve and most of all a place to feel complete gratitude.
What I love My family, yoga, being outside, trying new things, music, books, food, wine and the sun on my face.
Why power yoga In such a powerful practice I feel light. Power yoga constantly challenges me, creating this need to learn more, try new things and just be amazed by what the body and mind can do when connected with breath. When I get on my mat I feel “home” and at peace.
Home I grew up in Great Village Nova Scotia Canada (a tiny town on the Bay of Fundy). Now Bedford NH is my home.
Favorite word Explore
What inspires me Strong, honest, compassionate, kind people who are willing to to take risks and invest in themselves.
Training 200 hr YogaSource Los Gatos with Linda McGrath; 200 hr Core Power Yoga; 20 hr immersion with Maty Ezraty; workshops with Coeli Marsh, Prenatal & Kids Yoga Training. RYT 200
I’ve always loved being physically active, adventurous, and inquisitive. When I started practicing yoga consistently it felt like I had found my home. Yoga has given me a new destination, to look within, and helps me be more kind, forgiving, strong, and honest with myself and those around me. I’m eternally grateful for my practice and those who’ve shared their practice and teachings with me.
What I love Yoga & Ayurveda, spending time with family & friends, my dog Neko, being in nature, being warm, new experiences, reading, learning, art, music, traveling, cooking, baking, puzzles, movies.
Why power yoga I love the heat and to challenge myself to move forward when things get hard, while finding ease within the struggle. Power yoga calls to me because it continually teaches how to become a better version of myself each day.
Home I was born in Peterborough, NH, and lived in Wilton, NH until I was 5. I have been living outside Boston, MA for the last 10 years, but just moved back to NH in 2017. I love being closer to my family now!
Favorite word Peace
What inspires me Being alive
Training YogaWorks Teacher Training with Natasha Rizopoulos; Flow & Grow Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Lara Hocheiser; Veterans Yoga Project, Mindful Resilience Training with Dan Libby; Yoga2Life Mentor Coach Training with Carrie Martello; Art of Alignment & Assisting Workshop with Chanel Luck; Backbends: Free your Spine Workshop with Ana Forest, RYT 200.
I am a mother to a firecracker toddler, wife to a football coach & constant student of life. I moved from my home state of North Carolina in 2012 & found yoga when I was looking for community. Yoga has given me a space to be just who I am, whether as a student of teaching or on my mat. My yoga practice has created mindfulness in my life, patience with myself & others & a boldness to always try new things!
What I love Family time, traveling, surfing, a salty beach day & a good cup of coffee!
Why power yoga Power Yoga is a constant challenge for me. Each day feels different in my body & is an opportunity to explore what is possible. It is bold & simple at the same time, a perfect balance.
Home I grew up in North Carolina & have lived in 5 states in the last 7 years! Bedford is home for now, but I have quickly learned that “home” really is wherever my little family is.
Favorite word Possibility
What inspires me I’m inspired when people break the mold & bravely go after their dreams & goals!
Training Practice Yoga Dayton, Art of Assisting, RYT 200