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Apple Core Therapy

Portland, ME 04103
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Apple Core Therapy is a Maine-based location that serves the Portland area and offers yoga classes and instruction with the oversight of renowned instructor Susan McCadam Hoffman. Hoffman holds a master’s degree as well as certifications in yoga teaching from the Yoga Alliance, and she possesses more than 200 hours of study in Pilates. Her yoga classes revolve around practices such as breathing exercises, Yin and Yang posing, restorative posturing, and the Thai yoga technique. She also provides guided meditation, and the studio itself offers additional support through an on-site licensed massage therapist. The facility delivers certified doula services for expecting mothers as well.

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Arcana

81 Market Street, Portland, ME 04101
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  • Power Yoga

Arcana is a yoga studio that serves the residents of Portland. It specializes in healing arts, local crafts, and soulful yoga. Its yoga classes are designed to empower students through movement, breath, meditation, and stillness. The instructors at Arcana also help clients through other holistic health modalities, such as massage, Reiki, meditation, Ayurveda, herbalism, and astrology. Arcana was founded by Jennie Joan in 2014 after giving up alcohol, discovering yoga, and having a community to help with her recovery.

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Ashley Flowers Yoga

421 Ocean Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
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  • Hot Yoga

Ashley Flowers Yoga offers a personalized yoga experience to practitioners in the Portland metro. The studio offers special classes like goat, paddleboard, fresh air, and private yoga. Ashley Flowers encourages beginner and seasoned practitioners alike to break free from normal expectations of yoga and to discover what works for them. Ashley Flowers provides online classes that students could access through any device with the Zoom app. She is a YACEP Yoga Alliance continuing education provider.

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Breathing Room Yoga and Movement Studio

146 Ocean Street, South Portland, ME 04106
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  • Private Lessons

Breathing Room Yoga and Movement Studio offers Portland residents a selection of yoga classes to heal the mind and body. Opened in 2011, its main goal is to facilitate intimate classes with experienced teachers in a peaceful, unique, and non-competitive setting. It strives to make yoga accessible to all by providing class types for learners of different levels. Most of the Breathing Room Yoga and Movement Studio’s classes are vinyasa style, which is more commonly known as flow yoga.

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Creating Space Yoga

1717 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102
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  • Restorative Yoga

Creating Space Yoga provides an environment for everyone to heal, strengthen, and grow through the practice of yoga. The studio holds classes, and students can opt for gentle flow and yin yoga sessions. It also offers vinyasa yoga classes, where clients can learn how to improve posture and build flexibility. Its instructors supervise sessions in the studio, outdoor, and online. They teach practitioners of all levels. One of the studio's teachers, Sagel Urlacher, has studied under the Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Crisp

450 Payne Road, Scarborough, ME 04074
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  • Hot Yoga
  • Power Yoga
  • Teach Training

Crisp is a fitness studio that serves clients in the Portland area. It provides heated vinyasa yoga sessions, which help students improve their flexibility, breathing, and posture. It also offers personal training, cycle, and boot camp classes. Its classes integrate different genres of fitness and typically last 90 minutes. Its co-owner, James Hollenkamp, previously worked in the business industry before discovering the fitness field. He has earned certification in NASM personal training and NASM weight loss.

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Greener Postures Yoga

65 Gray Road, Falmouth, ME 04105
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Greener Postures Yoga provides services to clients in Portland and the neighboring areas. Classes are conducted in-studio, outdoor, and virtually, catering to students of varying skill and fitness levels. The sessions offered by the studio are heated vinyasa flow, deep stretch, yin yoga, and restorative yoga. Expectant mothers can attend prenatal yoga classes designed to prepare them physically, mentally, and emotionally for childbirth. These classes focus on breath awareness and restorative postures performed in a safe and supportive environment.

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Holistic Pathways

Gorham, ME 04038
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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.

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Hustle and Flow

155 Brackett Street, Portland, ME 04102
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Hustle and Flow is a yoga studio serving clients in Portland. It offers various yoga and Yamuna® classes that include Hi-Vibes Flow, In the Flow, and a restorative program called Yamuna® Body Rolling. The studio integrates aspects of fitness with self-expression, as evidenced by its colorful walls, mural, and old wooden floors. Studio members are advocates of racial diversity who support BIPOC. Owner Stephanie Harmon is a yoga and dance instructor who also practices Reiki.

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Jade Integrated Health

1023 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
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  • Private Lessons

Jade Integrated Health is a family-owned wellness center that serves clients in Portland. For over 20 years, it has been providing a wide range of services such as acupuncture, physical therapy, massage, and traditional Chinese medicine. The center also offers yoga classes headed by its program coordinator, Sarra Maddocks. She has decades of experience teaching community yoga, including power flow, yin fusion, restorative, and full-body stretches. Jade Integrated Health also provides prenatal and postpartum treatments.

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Leaping Waters Yoga

146 Ocean Street, South Portland, ME 04106
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  • Ashtanga

Leaping Waters Yoga is a yoga studio that caters to men and women in Portland. Its classes include aerial yoga Nidra, rope wall yoga, and chakra yoga. It also offers events and workshops, such as its full-moon floating yoga Nidra series and sound healing. It provides teacher training for aerial yoga and restorative yoga. One of its instructors, ‎Lily Dougher Hagerman, is a registered nurse and a master yoga teacher. She is also the director of the Maine Yoga School.

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Lila

Portland, ME 04101
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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).

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Maine Hatha Yoga

260 Western Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106
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  • Hot Yoga

Maine Hatha Yoga is a studio that caters to Portland residents who can be as young as 11 years old. It offers classes such as Classic 26 and Express 26, both of which make use of hatha yoga postures. Depending on the students' preferences, these can last from 60 to 90 minutes. Maine Hatha Yoga's founder, Angela Weymouth, opened the establishment in 2002. She uses yoga as a tool to overcome post-partum depression and anxiety.

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Nourish Yoga and Insight Center

260 Western Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106
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  • Power Yoga
  • Hot Yoga

Nourish Yoga and Insight Center is a fitness studio in Portland that maintains a sacred space for re-sensitization. Its founder, Kelly Patterson, is a yoga instructor who developed Nourish Yoga, a yogic practice that incorporates flow yoga with individual chakra clearing, cranio-sacral balancing, and hands-on assists. It aims to reacquaint learners with their fully integrated, balanced human expression. The studio also offers yoga nidra and yogic sleep classes, which aim to invoke deep relaxation.

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Portland Power Yoga (PPY)

Portland, ME 04101
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Portland Power Yoga (PPY) is a Maine-based studio that specializes in an intense blend of Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga forms. Owner/general manager Julie Kiger received her 200-hour certification through renowned teacher Alice Riccardi and her Level One training with Baron Baptiste. She attained her 500-hour certification through the Live Love Teach institute. Her teaching practice began in 2011. She welcomes a team of highly-qualified teachers with more than 1,000 hours in combined certification training as recognized by the Yoga Alliance governing body. PPY also hosts workshops and events throughout the year, drop-in classes, and a private instruction option.

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Portland Yoga Project

449 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101
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Portland Yoga Project was established to create a place that provides opportunities and value to teachers. The yoga conducts classes in yoga and barre. It also holds sessions on vinyasa, gentle flow, yin, functional flow, restorative, and prenatal yoga. Additionally, the studio offers Matte, a full body conditioning class. Students can attend classes in person or via live stream videos. To help new teachers gain experience, community classes are taught by newly trained teachers.

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ReDefining Yoga & Pilates

Windham, ME 04062
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ReDefining Yoga & Pilates is a Maine-based studio that serves students and practitioners in Windham and the surrounding area. In addition to classes in its two specialties, ReDefining also provides guided meditation and training in Tai Chi while hosting regular events and teacher training sessions for anyone hoping to make yoga and Pilates instruction a career or those who desire a deeper understanding of the practices. Classes are available to students through both drop-in and preregistration. Yin and Vinyasa are the two primary disciplines. Instructors have more than 1,000 hours of certified training and more than a decade of experience teaching others.

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Scarborough Yoga

Scarborough, ME 04074
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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.

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Soul Purpose Sanctuary

145 Shaker Road, Gray, ME 04039
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  • Teach Training

Soul Purpose Sanctuary is a yoga studio that serves the Portland area. The studio designs personalized hour-long sessions for students by using yoga therapy and mediation practices. Its founder and instructor, Diane Murphy, is a registered nurse and a yogi with over 20 years of practice. She helps her students gain a sense of calm and focus while strengthening their bodies. To further improve the students' wellbeing, Soul Purpose Sanctuary's other services include astrology readings, reiki, and aromatherapy.

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Spiral Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio

Portland, ME 04102
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Spiral Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio operates out of the Portland, Maine area. It is the studio of Aleksandra Townsend, who came to the practice in 2001. A transplant from Poland, Townsend fell in love with the state and decided to make it home. She completed 200-hour Vinyasa training as well as 40-hour prenatal training and has since added her 500-hour credential. She also has opened her studio to a staff of highly-qualified instructors with hundreds of hours of additional training, and her “Little Yogi” classes are popular with parents and children as an accessible introduction to the discipline. The studio provides teacher training and certification courses as well.

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Still Water Yoga

254 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
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Still Water Yoga provides yoga classes for clients in Portland. These classes focus on Hatha yoga and Iyengar yoga, with various levels such as the easy pace, continuing yoga, and two-hour continuing yoga. Vipassana meditation and macrobiotics are also practiced in the studio. This multi-generational studio is headed by yoga instructors Candace Satlak and Joseph Satlak. Both have been featured as models in "Yoga–Awakening the Inner Body," a book written by Donald Moyer.

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Studio 72 Yoga

Portland, ME 04101
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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.

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Well Heart Yoga

Falmouth, ME 04105
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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.

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WholeHeart Yoga Center

Portland, ME 04101
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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.

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Willard Beach Studio

South Portland, ME 04106
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Willard Beach Studio is a Portland-based studio in Maine that provides a variety of yoga classes and workshops to all skill levels as well as one-on-one sessions that focus on different aspects of therapeutic yoga such as Yamuna body rolling, guided imagery, breath work, prenatal yoga, and even paddleboard yoga. The facility also provides physical therapy evaluations and customized treatment plans, and it even won OpenCare’s Patients’ Choice Award as top South Portland Physical Therapist in 2015. Other specialties include Thai bodywork and Reiki healing. Workshops on gentle yoga, essential oils for emotional health, and protecting one’s energy, are available as well.

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Yoga By Lara

Portland, ME 04103
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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does someone become a yoga instructor?

A: To become a yoga instructor, one must first complete a yoga teacher training course or YTTC. There are several course programs ranging from 200 to 500 total hours. Once certified, yoga instructors can train students as independent contractors, work in gyms, and open their own yoga studios. Since there are several types of yoga, instructors can build their skill sets with continuing education courses.

Q: How much do yoga instructors make?

A: The pay rate for yoga instructors varies greatly depending on the type of yoga classes being taught, experience levels, and price points dictated by yoga practitioners. In general, a yoga teacher's salary at a yoga studio ranges between $31 and $35 per hour.

Q: How do you clean a yoga mat?

A: Yoga mats should be cleaned by hand with mild soap and warm water, then thoroughly rinsed to prevent soap residue buildup. Another option is to submerge the mat in warm, soapy water. Once dried, you can also spray the yoga mat with disinfectant spray to freshen it up and eliminate potential lingering germs and bacteria.

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