Frequent Substitute Instructors
Traci Cote, RYT200 began practicing yoga as a graduate student in Boston as a means of relieving the stress that comes from working and going to school full-time. It wasn’t until 2 years later, when she was completing her internship in Florida and didn’t know anyone, that she took her first Ashtanga class and felt like she had come home. Since then, yoga has continued to bring a sense of comfort, purpose, and balance into her adventure of life. As a perpetual student, Traci has had the opportunity to take a variety of classes from many talented yogis, and incorporate their teachings into her own daily asana and meditation practice. This practice provides her the foundations to lead the intentional life she desires, filled with gratitude, kindness, and open-hearted curiosity. She recently fulfilled one of her dreams and graduated from the YogaNH 200-RYT program in Concord, NH. Traci’s background as a school psychologist and experiences working with at-risk youth to increase their self-awareness and improve their emotional health provide her a unique voice as a yoga teacher. Traci strives to create dynamic classes that are accessible for all levels as she encourages students to find their own practice with each flow offered.
Leslie Adams Dowst (Jyoti) was first introduced to yoga in the mid-60’s by her mother who taught Hatha Yoga in the home and church halls (long before there were established yoga studios). For many years a yoga practice moved in and out of her life. Shortly after moving to New Hampshire in 2007 she connected with a studio and a regular practice followed. The focus on a spiritual practice as well as a physical practice found at Forever Yoga only served to deepen her commitment. A 2017 graduate of the Forever Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training Program, she stages each class with the idea of union of body, mind and spirit. Her goal is to keep yoga accessible to all and to meet the student’s need, whatever that might be. She is also a Level II Reiki practitioner. When not working as a school nurse, graphic designer, theater house manager, gardener, and artist, she enjoys time on her farm with two donkeys, 2 goats, and 4 cats.
Amy Fluet has been practicing yoga since the birth of her first child in 2000.Initially coming to yoga as a form of relaxation, Amy soon realized yoga also provided a physical challenge and a way to find balance in her busy life.A year later, when she was diagnosed with a chronic illness, Amy’s practice became a way for her to tune into her body, mind and spirit as part of her plan to stay healthy.As a continual student of yoga, Amy constantly strives to develop her practice and deepen her spiritual understanding of yoga.Over the years, Amy has explored many styles of yoga with the intention of eventually becoming a yoga teacher.
A 2014 graduate of the YogaWorks 200-Hour Teacher Training, Amy is honored to now guide students through their yoga practice.She brings an awareness of physical alignment as well as a connection to breath and spirit to her classes.
Additionally, Amy has completed the First Degree of the Usui System of Reiki Healing.
Heather Larivee, RYT-200: Heather received her 200-hour yoga teacher training from the Kripalu School of Yoga in November 2016. She began her own yoga practice in 2010 as a way to relieve stress and become more connected to herself. After experiencing a traumatic leg injury, she realized it was difficult to find yoga that was accessible to people with physical injuries and limitations—until she learned about chair yoga. It was through this experience, and working as a process improvement professional within the healthcare sector, that propelled her to deepen and share her knowledge of yoga, with a broad audience. Heather also studies mindfulness-based stress reduction, volunteers at various non-profits, and blows glass in her “spare” time.
Ashley Peck fell in love with yoga during high school, when she and her earthy-crunchy friend discovered a new yoga studio in their town and began taking classes together a couple nights a week. She maintained a very “on” relationship with yoga throughout high school, but fell into a more tenuous, “will they/won’t they” type of relationship with yoga during her college and post-college years when things like classes, rowing for the women’s crew team, and working multiple jobs got in the way.
In late 2014, Ashley reconnected with yoga in a very powerful way, which led her to eventually enroll in the Yoga NH Teacher Training program in the fall of 2015. Now armed with RYT-200 status, Ashley aims to share her love of yoga, conscious breathing, and meditation with anyone and everyone in a fun, playful, and accessible manner.
When she’s not on her mat (or stuck behind a desk during her day job), Ashley can be found running, biking, frolicking around in the mountains, practicing Reiki on her cats, enjoying a cup of tea and good book, writing, or trying to convince her husband to attend a yoga class with her.