Kundalini Yoga with Kathryn

The practice of Kundalini yoga is the journey to your true nature. Through mantra, you will use sound vibration to connect to your inner teacher and express your unique essence; through kriya (a sequence of postures, breath, and sound), you will prepare your body for meditation; through meditation, you will calm your mind.

Kathryn Kennedy, RYT200, KRI Level 1 – Kundalini Yoga

Kathryn was first introduced to yoga by her sister at the age of seven but started a serious pursuit of the art in 1996. Yoga and meditation have been — and continue to be — places of refuge, solace, peace, self inquiry, reflection, and exploration for her. Kathryn pursued yoga teacher training in order to share this transformative practice with others. She earned her 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification from ShivaShakti School of Yoga and her 200-hr KRI Level One certification in Kundalini Yoga with Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa, Ajeet Kaur Khalsa, and Gurucharan Singh Khalsa. She is currently pursuing her 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher training with ShivaShakti and plans to begin her Professional Yoga Therapist Program at Kripalu in 2020.

Vinyasa Flow with Joy

Joy’s personal goal is to provide yoga classes that are accessible for all, and focus not only on the asanas (body postures) but pranayama (breath control), and pratyahara (control of the senses through meditation). She looks forward to joining all experience levels (especially beginners) in their yoga journey! The only requirement is to show up!

Joy Osterhout, RYT200 – Vinyasa Flow

Joy has a passion for promoting healthy lifestyles and her career has focused on it for the past 20 years. She holds a Masters Degrees in Health Administration and Health Education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist. Since 2006, she has owned a small business consulting firm, Health & Education Communication Consultants, focused on public health and education consulting. In 2013, Joy developed the Healthy Living Resource Center for MaineGeneral Health; a program designed to support and promote healthy living and healing by providing educational opportunities to enhance well-being through healthy cooking and eating, physical movement, and healthy mind and body classes. In 2016, Joy completed training to become a health and wellness coach, and in 2017 received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification from Downtown Yoga and Healing Arts School.

Jessica St Amand, RYT200 – Hatha Yoga / Vinyasa Flow

Yoga has been an integral part of Jessica’s holistic health lifestyle since finishing her 8 year journey with the Army National Guard in 2010. She has found personal relief from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms based upon the mind, body and spirit approach that yoga offers. With a particular focus on living in the present moment, meditation, pranayama (breath work), asana (postures of yoga), time spent in nature and healthy diet, there was incredible transformation from fight-or-flight mode into a balanced state of being. Jessica uses her personal experience and knowledge of the body to empower others to take charge of healing their own bodies & minds through the practice of yoga.

Alex Serra – Hatha Yoga / Vinyasa Flow

In her almost 15 years of practice, Alex has developed a deep respect for the connection between the healthy physical self and the peaceful spiritual self…and finds the way to bridge the two is through yoga. Alex’s authentic, perfection-dispensing approach to life is reflected in her teaching style, always encouraging students to smile, laugh, acknowledge and enjoy what they are capable of…instead of focusing on their idea of “perfect.”