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Yoga is meaningful to us in many ways, and others’ stories can help us better understand our own paths. This podcast connects you to the brightest yogic thinkers and deepest practitioners in Maine. The state has become a hotspot for yoga with inspiring teachers, organizations and businesses contributing to the growing community. Of course, you do not need to live in Maine or even been to “Vacationland” to glean insights from the conversations on this podcast. This space is to exchange thoughts, share insights, receive bits of clarity, and spark curiosity. The internal world of yoga will be made visible here through dialogue, connecting us to each other. Your host, Sarah Johnston, is a 500-hour certified vinyasa yoga teacher and an avid yogi who resides in Maine.

Yoga of Maine Sarah Johnston

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Yoga is meaningful to us in many ways, and others’ stories can help us better understand our own paths. This podcast connects you to the brightest yogic thinkers and deepest practitioners in Maine. The state has become a hotspot for yoga with inspiring teachers, organizations and businesses contributing to the growing community. Of course, you do not need to live in Maine or even been to “Vacationland” to glean insights from the conversations on this podcast. This space is to exchange thoughts, share insights, receive bits of clarity, and spark curiosity. The internal world of yoga will be made visible here through dialogue, connecting us to each other. Your host, Sarah Johnston, is a 500-hour certified vinyasa yoga teacher and an avid yogi who resides in Maine.

    Season 2, Episode 6 - Andrea Gleason: Maine Yoga Fest

    Season 2, Episode 6 - Andrea Gleason: Maine Yoga Fest

    Andrea Gleason owns and operates Scarborough Yoga Studio. Along with teaching weekly classes at her studio, Andrea also runs Maine Yoga Fest and is a co-founding partner of sheJAMs, an all women’s triathlon training club.
    We had an opportunity to talk about the upcoming annual Maine Yoga Fest in Portland. She shared about the many exciting offerings at the festival this year and we also chatted about the behind the scenes work that goes into the three-day event, which is happening from June 28th-30th, 2019. You can find out more and buy tickets at maineyogafest.com. As an exciting part of Andrea’s work, Scarborough Yoga studio will be hosting the first Maine Yoga Fest School of Yoga 200-hour teacher training beginning in January of 2020. You can also find out more about that and Andrea at scarboroughmaineyoga.com and shejams.com.

    • 30 min
    Season 2, Episode 5 - Liv Anand: Kundalini Yoga

    Season 2, Episode 5 - Liv Anand: Kundalini Yoga

    Liv Anand Kaur, whose birth name is Kara Seymour, has a diverse yogic background as a practitioner as well as a teacher. With teaching certificates in Hatha Yoga, AcroYoga and Kundalini Yoga, Liv Anand has been actively teaching yoga full time since 2004 and has owned and managed three different yoga studios in Portland since 2007. First, a studio called Open Heart Space, then Bhakti in Motion, and now the first Kundalini yoga studio in Maine called Liv. Since January of 2017, Liv Anand has been steeping herself in the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and studying at RAMA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology with Guru Jagat.
    Liv is offering the first 200 hour Kundalini yoga teacher training in the state of Maine beginning this September of 2019. Visit livkundalini.com for more information about the training and all the beautiful offerings at the studio.

    • 46 min
    Season 2, Episode 4 - Kelly Rich: Glow & Grow

    Season 2, Episode 4 - Kelly Rich: Glow & Grow

    Kelly Rich is a yoga teacher, Ayurveda practitioner, intuitive, and reiki practitioner in the Portland area. You can find Kelly teaching weekly classes at The Portland Yoga Project and Riverbend Yoga in Yarmouth. She is also about to start her fourth year of teaching seasonal outdoor yoga at Bug Light State Park in South Portland. Beginning May 5th, 2019 you can take classes with her at the seashore park that looks over the Portland skyline on Sunday mornings, and in the evening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. In addition, Kelly recently launched a business called Glow and Grow Events. You can find out more details about this and all that Kelly offers on her website at kellyrichyoga.com

    • 38 min
    Season 2, Episode 3 - Omkara Kevin Wicks

    Season 2, Episode 3 - Omkara Kevin Wicks

    Omkara Kevin Wicks teaches yoga, qi gong and meditation in the Brunswick area. He received the Sanskrit name, Omkara, while spending time at the Shivananda Ashram in the Bahamas, where he returns periodically to spend extended amounts of time through their Karma Yoga work exchange program. The name is a connection to the teachings and a daily reminder that we are more than our physical body and mind.

    Omkara Kevin’s yoga teaching journey began with the Shivashakti School of Yoga in Union, Maine and that was where he first heard about the Shivananda Ashrams. He has also trained in other methods such as Thai body work, trigger point therapy, astrology, and qi gong.

    You can find Omkara Kevin at Maine Pines and Jai Yoga in Brunswick.  

    http://www.jaiyogahome.com/

    https://www.mainepines.com/yoga/

    http://shivashaktiyogaschool.com/

    https://www.sivanandabahamas.org/visiting-the-ashram/residential-study_karma_yoga/

    • 34 min
    Season 2, Episode 2 - Jamie Lynn Worster: Radiant Living

    Season 2, Episode 2 - Jamie Lynn Worster: Radiant Living

    Jamie Lynn Worster is a yoga teacher in Freeport and Portland. In 2008, Jamie was living in Los Angeles where she worked at Yoga Works and also completed her first 200 hour yoga teacher training with Annie Carpenter and Kia Miller. Since then, she has become a yoga health coach and taken many other yoga teacher trainings. For the past decade, Jamie has been on the Maine yoga scene. In addition to teaching yoga, Jamie offers in person training and online courses on creating healthy and sustainable daily habits through the lens of Ayurveda that supports one's radiance. She is committed to creating conscious community and her teachings are filled with warmth and nourishing energy.

    Jamie created the Radiant Living Community, which includes a ten-week course on radiant living. The next session begins in the spring of 2019, and she is now collaborating with a few other teachers to offer the course in a supportive community. To make it more accessible, it is an online course so you can take it from anywhere and there are group video conference calls along with one-on-one coaching calls. Check out her website for more details at jamielynnworster.com

    • 41 min
    Season 2, Episode 1 - Laura Breen Brogan: The Yoga Sutra

    Season 2, Episode 1 - Laura Breen Brogan: The Yoga Sutra

    Laura Breen Brogan is a teacher and practitioner of the Yoga Sutras, a massage therapist, a reiki healer, a mother of thirteen year old twins, and a surfer. You can find Laura teaching a weekly yoga sutras class at Yoga East in Kittery, Maine and offering bodywork at Glow Wellness Center in York, Maine. Laura practices yoga with her primary teacher, Kimberly Dahlmann, at Yoga East. Laura’s first sutra teacher was Karen Rafferty, who she credits with teaching her the practice of the sutras. She has also practiced with Bhavani Maki, who wrote a book about the Yoga Sutra called The Yogi’s Roadmap, which Laura highly recommends. Bhavani breaks the sutras down in depth and connects them to modern life in a very relatable way.

    The Yoga Sutra is one of the primary historical texts of yoga and is comprised of 196 short observations, or sutras, on the path of yoga. It is believed that the Yoga Sutra was written by Patanjali, a sage from India, almost 2,000 years ago. The 196 sutras were originally passed on through the oral tradition, which makes the brevity important, and allows for stringing them together as chanted through practice.

    • 33 min

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