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Instructor Bios

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. 
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.  Attracting a yoga studio to the renovated Mill property was part of her original vision. Sitting in the 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 who have helped to make Mill Yoga a reality.  Jen completed her 200 hour teacher training at Kripalu in November 2016. She enjoys the balance of class that incorporates postures with centering meditation and breathing techniques to draw attention inward and help people to manage anxiety and stress and to enhance physical strength, flexibility and well-being.
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.”
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. Her classes are led with specific instructions linking breath with movement, effecting a balance of mental centering, physical strengthening and overall body stretching.

Devi Dawn Hamilton, C-IAYT is a Seacoast local! Devi weaves knowledge from many customs and cultures into a groovy flow with her lifelong love of nature to share and celebrate every student! An experienced movement teacher with over 1000 hours of training including reiki, kinesiology and mat pilates, Devi's diverse training includes the discipline of traditional Sivananda, heart centered Anusara-inspired Wisdom Flow, Tantra with Shiva Rea and Paul Muller-Ortega, Beautiful Mind Vinyasa of celebrated Providence master Tom Gillette. Devi is an IAYT certified yoga therapist and loves to share yoga's healing wisdom. She studied LifeForce Yoga under Amy Weintraub, while her yoga therapy training includes cardiac yoga with Nischala Joy Devi, Yoga for Grief and Yoga for Cancer with Antonio Sausys and Yoga for Recovery with Durga Cathy O'Neill. Devi lived at ashrams in the Bahamas, California, and Australia where she practiced bhakti yoga, meditation, ayurveda and mastered the healing art of Yoga Nidra. Devi belongs to the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the National Ayurvedic Medicine Association, is an ongoing Ayurvedic student with the American Institute of Vedic Studies and is a certified Strategic Life Coach through the Robbins-Madanes Coaching Academy. A lifelong student of human behavior, Devi studied politics and economics at UNH, served as personal staff to a US Congressman and lobbied the halls of Congress for clean oceans. After 18 years, Devi yearned to be back in nature so she backpacked around the world, settling in Hawaii. She came home to NH to care for family. Her family's cancer journeys have provided keen insight into how yoga can help ease the stress on families facing the disease.

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; Jupiter's Labyrinth, 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.
Rob Barski, RYT200, has been practicing yoga for over 10 years throughout the Seacoast of New Hampshire and abroad. He received his 200 hour level yoga certification from Kripalu and his practice focuses on the equal balance of mind, body and spirit. Rob has strong spiritual background spending a significant part of his life dedicated to the spiritual growth of others and brings this into the practice of yoga. He believes that the practice of yoga stretches into our daily lives and can be the catalyst for powerful spiritual, physical and mental transformation. He spent the better part of a year in Australia learning Hatha and Ashtanga forms of yoga and developed an accompanying meditation practice as well. He will tell you that he grateful to have discovered yoga as it has become the cornerstone with his active lifestyle and continues to shape his spiritual path as well. Rob has a passion for all things “wellness” is Reiki Certified and is also involved in many activities including mountain and road cycling, stand up paddleboarding, hiking and kayaking.
Kim Buchwald began practicing yoga in 2012 while in college. She initially fell in love with yoga for its physical benefits but quickly began to experience it's mental benefits as well, finding through the practice, relief from anxiety. To deepen her practice, Kim received her 200 RYT through 3 Bridges Yoga and has been teaching private and community classes along the seacoast. She teaches primarily vinyasa classes designed to balance physical effort with ease. Kim is also an elementary school teacher and enjoys bringing mindfulness into the classroom for her students.
Emma Adele discovered the magic and freedom of Yoga practice at Newmarket Mills Yoga in 2014. She chose to deepen her knowledge and understanding through the Happy Love YTT 200 hr after experiencing the healing benefits and mental clarity attained through continued practice and connection between breath and movement. Emma is a Licensed Massage Therapist, practices Reiki and Qi Gong, and is Yoga Alliance certified. She often integrates energy awareness into her classes, as well as music (one of her greatest loves), chanting, singing bowls, and light touch massage. Her goal as a teacher is to encourage students to listen to their bodies. Her focus is to help create space to exist in experience without judgement, to encourage the release of what is no longer needed, and to begin to cultivate a feeling of calmness and inner strength by filling the space created with healing, nurturing energy.

Amelia Perri, RYT 200, started practicing yoga in Italy while she was journeying through Europe and South East Asia on her own path of self and spiritual discovery. She practiced various yogic traditions in specifically Croatia, Thailand, Bali, and Greece that inspired her to dive deeper into Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. Life brought her to the Seacoast three years ago where she planted roots and was immediately drawn to the welcoming yoga community. With over a ten-year career in education, Amelia feels most comfortable in front of a classroom and enjoys allowing her students to tap into their strength, call back their power, and find their edge. It is always her goal for her students to leave her classes more in peace and more in tune with their body than when they entered. To Amelia, yoga is a lifestyle and one that incorporates balance, movement, inner peace, and healthy choices into every day life. A lover of paddle-boarding, running, astrology, travel, and writing, Amelia is eager to empower the community around her.

Meredith “Meri” Byrne began practicing yoga in 2012 and launched a steady practice shortly thereafter. She was drawn to yoga for its healing properties and fell in love with the supportive community. Meri primarily practices Vinyasa and Ashtanga, but loves exploring all aspects of yoga and yogic living. To deepen her knowledge and personal practice, Meri obtained her RYT®200 certification through Barre & Soul in Portsmouth, NH and is Yoga Alliance certified. Meri enjoys experiencing the connection of mind, body and spirit in her practice and loves spreading the positive message of yoga throughout her life. Meri has an MBA and has worked in financial services for ten years. When she is not on her mat or in her office, she enjoys traveling, live music, walking on the beach, visiting art museums and spending time with her family, friends and pets.

Andrea Bristol is a native of Massachusetts, and has called the Seacoast her home for over 25 years. After being sidelined by auto-immune issues, Andrea embraced Yoga as a way to keep in shape and focus on the mind-body connection. Yoga has transformed her life physically, mindfully and spiritually. Having practiced several methods of Yoga, she found that Vinyasa is her Yoga of choice. She recently completed her 200 RYT training at Barre & Soul in Portsmouth, NH. Incorporating challenging postures with a gentle flow, Andrea aims to have her students leave her class feeling grounded, strong, inspired Andrea lives in South Eliot, Maine with her husband, 3 kids and 2 dogs.

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