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Carter Siegel, M.Ed., RYT 500, has been certified to teach through Yoga Alliance since 2005. In the years following her certification she has been teaching in private and group settings to people of all ability levels. For Carter, yoga has become much more than a way to stay flexible, strong and centered; it has developed into an integral and influential part of her everyday life. Carter has learned and practiced many styles of yoga including both athletic and gentle. Besides teaching postures, Carter also teaches and facilitates meditation and the philosophy of yogic living. While her yoga foundation is based in the physical and athletic style of Ashtanga, Carter makes it accessible to even the newest yogi through a careful and gentle approach to identifying the needs of each student. 
Carol Walker, RYT-500, has been teaching yoga in the seacoast area of NH since 2010. Originally trained in the Kripalu tradition, Carol brings a compassionate approach to her yoga classes and to life. Through her personal practice, she is continually inspired by yoga's many gifts; clarity, balance, self-acceptance, strength, flexibility and slowing the pace of life to name a few. Through her teaching she is continually amazed at the transformational effects yoga has on her students. Witnessing transformation, growth, healing, confidence and increased awareness are the greatest gifts from her teaching. In addition to practicing and teaching yoga, Carol is an artist and proud mom to her twin children, now all grown up! Beside's yoga, Carol's other passions are food, music, being in nature, and exploring the ever-expanding possibilities life has to offer with her partner Desmond. Carol recently became certified to practice Yoga Therapy through YogaLife Institute in June 2015 and looks forward to sharing yoga in this new capacity. Carol's classes are an eclectic blend of breath-work, movement, postures and relaxation. A slow-flow approach is merged with humor, patience and compassion. Drawing inspiration from yogic philosophy, nature, music and poetry, Carol hopes to share that inspiration with students of all abilities.

Classes range from gentle to moderate to energizing with props and modifications offered to accommodate the needs of every student.

“Yoga is the flame that sparks a fire in the heart!”

Ruth is an RYT 500 instructor having graduated in 2002 from the Integrative Yoga Therapy program at the Prana Studio for Yoga and Health with Hannelore Moebius. Ruth feels lucky to have found yoga in her 30's and loves introducing and sharing the gift of yoga on the mat and off the mat with others. She has taught in many different settings finding that her passion for the physical, philosophical, spiritual and psychological aspects of yoga blend well with her professional work in Student Affairs at UNH. Ruth is energized by the forever evolving journey of living and teaching yoga, exploring and integrating yoga with life, students, family, community and friends.
Jen launched Newmarket Mills Yoga in December 2012.  As part of the original development team of the Newmarket Mills property, Jen has been key within its evolution and has loved being a part of this remarkable space. Attracting a yoga studio was part of her original vision. Sitting in the current studio space, with its beautiful big windows, warm brick, and great feel, the decision to open Newmarket Mills Yoga became clear. There have been many supporters along the path so far who have helped to make Mill Yoga a reality.  
After practicing yoga for many years, Eve began her teacher training in the Anusara tradition and taught yoga in her Potomac, MD studio and offered Yoga for Singers workshops in universities and singing programs in the Washington, DC area. She received her 200-hour teaching certification through YogaLife Institute in Exter, NH and is currently enrolled in their 500-hour training program. “I always felt it easier to connect to my spirit through the body and movement. Yoga is another form of meditation for me, one that quiets my mind and expands my consciousness as my body opens and releases. Carrying my knowledge of asana and meditation ‘off the mat’ has been life-changing for me.”

Devi Dawn Hamilton, CYT grew up in Greenland, studied politics at UNH, worked for a US Congressman then lobbied Washington for a cleaner earth. After 18 years, Devi yearned for nature's beauty. She traveled the world and even lived in Hawaii. She is an experienced movement teacher  with over 1000 hours of training including reiki and kinesiology. Her background includes intercollegiate volleyball, pilates and ballet. Devi's diverse training with master teachers includes Sivananda Vedanta Centres, Inner Peace Yoga Therapy, LifeForce Yoga®, Anusara-inspired Wisdom Flow, Tantra with Siva Rea and Paul Muller-Ortega and vinyasa with Tom Gillette. Devi lived at ashrams in the Bahamas, California, and Australia where she practiced bhakti yoga, meditation, ayurveda and mastered the art of yoga nidra. Devi weaves knowledge from many customs and cultures into a groovy flow with her lifelong love of nature to share and celebrate every student! Devi belongs to the International Association of Yoga Therapists, currently attends the American Institute of Vedic Studies to become a clinical ayurvedic specialist and is very close to completing her studies with the Robbins-Madanes Coaching Academy. 

Laura has been practicing yoga for many years in addition to having a dance background. She loves the healing aspects and many health benefits – both mentally and physically, that a yoga practice brings, but more importantly how yoga brings you into the present moment and keeping you centered throughout the day.

Laura has completed her 200 hour RYT certification through Prasada Yoga Center with Dana Lincoln. Her yoga foundation is based on the physical style of Ashtanga while incorporating Vinyasa flow. She teaches by combining fluid movement with alignment techniques. Her goal is to bring yoga to as many people as she can by making her classes safe and accessible to all levels in a relaxed atmosphere.

 
 

 

Helen Leavitt is a graduate of the YogaLife Institute’s 200-hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training Program, with a focus on prenatal yoga. She is also a graduate of Misty Meadows Herbal Center’s Herbal Apprenticeship Program. She combines these two disciplines to create a balanced practice and establish a means for self-healing. Helen started practicing yoga in 2004 and has benefited from many teachers and styles throughout the years. As a teacher, Helen strives to make Yogic philosophy accessible to students of all levels and to provide a peaceful and welcoming environment.

 

Susie began her career as an attorney, but early on developed an interest in Mediation, where individuals are able to help themselves find solutions to conflict. She quickly found a correlation between conflict resolution, general wellness, and a healthy lifestyle, and soon began her yoga practice. Susie learned Yoga is not simply a means of staying in shape, but a method to decrease stress and increase balance in her everyday life. She has found an internal dedication to bringing this awareness to all individuals.After a deep personal loss Susie has become even more aware of the importance of taken time for one's self, to heal both emotionally and phyiscally and to give of yourself to others. She curremtly lives with her daughter and husband in Newmarket.
Judy's yoga certification is from Yoga Fit, through which it was possible to raise children, manage a classroom and a household, and still get in a yoga training in a nearby city. Currently, Judy continues her training by working toward a certification in yoga therapy, to deepen my practice and my teaching skills.
Peg is new to Newmarket Mills yoga. She brings the background of a somewhat unique yoga certification in Ayuryoga—a yoga practice informed by the principals of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing science. She received this certification at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she trained with the renowned Dr. Vasant Lad and other teachers at the institute. In addition to teaching yoga, Peg is a licensed massage therapist and practices out of her home in Exeter, NH.
Ed “Zeke” Zubrow received his 200 hour RYT through Yoga Alliance in 2015 under Dana Lincoln at Prasada Yoga Center in North Hampton, NH. A former college football coach, he views yoga as a discipline to reduce self-limiting, self-defeating thoughts, and to help us find our truest, best self. Using the physical practice of asanas (forms) we develop strength, flexibility and, most important, the ability to breath effectively and calm the mind. Zeke’s intention is for practice to become a moving meditation, with the yoga mat a haven and place to explore. Zeke is interested in the ways that exploring all aspects of yoga can extend beyond the mat and influence our daily lives and community.
Amanda Stanley CHP, CRMT, RYT 500 has been practicing yoga for over 14 years. Having graduated from both 200hr and 300hr yoga teacher training's from Erin Ehler's of Yoga on the Hill, Kittery, ME, Amanda sees yoga as an vital and integral part of a happy, healthy & empowered life. Her teaching style is focused on proper alignment with the support of props, longer holds in postures, subtle but powerful movements and concentrated breath work. Amanda also weaves the wonders of yoga into her private practice; Lion's Tooth Wellness, where it's combined with Ayurvedic practices, herbal support and Reiki, offering a broad spectrum of whole health and wellness for her clients & students.

Amanda is a Taurus sun sign and a lover of all things food, nature and comfort. When she's not on her yoga mat or in her office you'll find her outside in the woods looking for wild plants, in her own gardens planting, at White Heron Tea sipping on Kashmiri chai with her husband or binge watching Netflix at home with her cat.

Sarah Sherman received her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training from Core Power Yoga in San Diego in 2009 and is certified through Yoga Alliance. Sarah had always been athletic and led an athletic lifestyle with exercise and movement being her natural self medication, but she wanted more. She started practicing during a difficult time in her life and found the balance of mind, heart, and body to be a new mandatory part of her day. Sarah has taught in a variety of gyms, studios, parks, breweries, schools, and corporations in California and New Mexico but with a career in mental health and serving under-privileged communities Sarah strives to bring yoga to populations that might not show up to a traditional studio: inner city children, vets, special education students, etc. Her creative flow and experience working with such diverse populations of clients allows Sarah to read her students needs and deliver a class everyone gets something out of. Since moving to NH, when she's not in the outdoors hiking, skiing, and being on the water with her family, she's teaching middle school special education.

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