Laurels

Best Yoga Studios
in Portland
2021

Why These Yoga Studios?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Portland Yoga Studios on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Forever Fit

Forever Fit is a Maine-based fitness center in Biddeford that specializes in yoga and Pilates for body transformation. The studio has made a mark on students in the area with a 10/20/30 promise, which states that in 10 sessions, one will feel the difference; in 20, one will see it; and in 30, he/she will have a new body. Owner/instructor Mandy Greene has a background in dance at the University of New Mexico, three years experience with Boston-based dance company Rainbow Tribe, and NASM/AFAA Personal Trainer certifications. She also has instructional expertise in Pilates, Barre, Zumba, and Reiki healing.

Biddeford, ME 04005

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Holistic Pathways

Holistic Pathways is a Maine studio that serves practitioners and students of yoga in the Gorham area. It has operated from the same location for more than two decades. Owner Amanda Curtis Kezal holds a bachelor’s degree in holistic studies and has attained her certification as a Kripalu teacher as well as pregnancy yoga instructor, expressive yoga dance teacher, and Yoga with Weights instructor. Her studio features a team of yoga veterans to help guide students in the various disciplines. Beyond classwork, Holistic Pathways also provides ongoing workshops on topics such as heart-based meditation, therapeutic touch, and Reiki healing.

Gorham, ME 04038

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Lila

Lila is a studio in Portland, Maine, which provides daily classes, events, and workshops to yoga practitioners of all skill levels. The staff has many years of experience in the front of yoga classrooms. They have led others in the disciplines of Hatha yoga, deep meditation, and barre, to name a few. They have mentored professional athletes, golfers, and other yoga instructors, and many many have completed the 200- and 500-hour training programs recognized by the Yoga Alliance. In addition to the daily schedule, Lila provides retreats at Hurricane Island and Costa Rica. They also are available for mentoring, coaching, and private sessions (both group and one-on-one).

Portland, ME 04101

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Scarborough Yoga

Scarborough Yoga is a Maine-based studio located in the heart of Scarborough and providing a variety of yoga services to students in the city and surrounding area. Owner Andrea Gleason opened the location with the intention of bringing Vinyasa, Yin, and restorative yoga forms for beginners and long-time practitioners. She also provides guided meditation. She has taught others for more than a decade, possessing certification in the 200-hour program as recognized by the Yoga Alliance. In addition to the regularly scheduled drop-in classes, Gleason’s team offers Tai Chi for Health instruction, Essential Oils for the Zodiac signs, and Yamuna Body Rolling.

Scarborough, ME 04074

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Studio 72 Yoga

Studio 72 Yoga is a wellness center located in the Portland, Maine area. It provides training in the Ashtanga Yoga form, which is a system based on the Mysore-style tradition and follows in the practices and philosophies established by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Customer reviews have indicated the instructional staff will meet students where they are on skill level but push them at the right points to keep them from growing too comfortable. Owner/principal Jennifer Morrison has many years of experience working one-on-one to help level-up students, and she has completed hundreds of hours in certified training.

Portland, ME 04101

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Well Heart Yoga

Well Heart Yoga is a Maine-based center devoted to the discipline of yoga for practitioners in the Falmouth area. The studio provides students with the option of “Yoga on the Beach” courses at the 200-hour level as well as teacher training for anyone hoping to make instruction a career or develop a deeper understanding of the practice. Owner Leslee Clark is a 500-hour certified teacher recognized by the Yoga Alliance. She became involved with yoga in 2000, and she has studied under teachers from the Iyengar system and Ashtanga lineage. She also has taught others for more than a decade.

Falmouth, ME 04105

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WholeHeart Yoga Center

WholeHeart Yoga Center has more than two decades of experience serving practitioners and beginners in the Portland area of Maine. Its Kripalu Yoga roots denote a slower pace and more mindful focus that many beginning students consider appealing. Owner/director Pam Jackson emphasizes self-awareness in her classes as well as steady alignment, holding of postures, and finding the balance between ease and effort. She employs a staff of highly-qualified instructors who have hundreds of hours in certified training as recognized by the Yoga Alliance and decades of instructional experience. Other skill sets represented include Yin, Kundalini, and Ashtanga.

Portland, ME 04101

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Yoga By Lara

Yoga By Lara is a one-teacher studio in Portland, Maine, that strives to teach students proper stretches, poses, and meditation techniques. Owner Lara K. Nordenson moved to Portland from the Los Angeles area, where she taught yoga for five years. Her practice focuses on individual one-on-one interaction. Clients have called the approach positive, inspirational, and accessible to everyone, especially beginners. Comments that have struck a chord with her classes include advice to stop hating oneself for what they aren't and to start loving themselves for what they are. Her spirit, one reviewer stated, is what makes her courses impactful.

Portland, ME 04103

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