Your Sol Power Yoga Teachers

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

Karen Montgomery

I began practicing yoga regularly 10 years ago after the birth of my first child. While dealing with the stressors of motherhood, I realized I needed something more than the physical benefits that exercise brings—I needed to find a way to relieve stress and quiet my mind. I stumbled upon a yoga studio, at a friend’s suggestion, which is when my yoga journey began. I quickly learned that yoga is not only capable of transforming the physical body, it is also a way to transform the mind—to change the way we perceive the world around us. I am a wife, a mother of three young children, and a dedicated fitness enthusiast.

What I love    Spending time with my family and friends, jogging, strength training, enjoying a good cup of coffee, learning new things, and teaching a great yoga class!

Why Power Yoga     Power Yoga is a trifecta—it increases strength, balance, and flexibility all in one exercise discipline. It is a way to create an extremely toned and strong physical body while at the same time allowing the mind a chance to quiet down—to reset.

Home     Michigan for most of my life. Now Bedford, NH

Favorite word     Resilience

What inspires me     Using my gift of teaching to help others achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Training     Center for Yoga in Birmingham, Michigan under nationally renowned yoga teacher Jonny Kest; workshops 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

York Young

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

Deb Balise

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

Heidi Griffiths

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.