What does the spirit of a virus ask of us? To pause.
Soon enough, we will gather together again.
Sundew Studio brings yoga-based movement and meditation to people in the Pittsfield, Maine, region and is guided by the following beliefs:
You do not have to be "good" at yoga for it to benefit you.
The breath guides movement and meditation; the body remembers.
Yoga asana, the seat of attention, can be found anywhere; you determine how that happens.
We practice yoga in its many forms on the mat to improve life off the mat (or, at least, to take a mini-vacation from the stressors of life off the mat). Sometimes, yoga does not feel like a vacation: this is especially true when confronting Industrial Yoga, privilege, and fragility.
Yoga practiced in community can create a contagious feeling of unity, otherwise explained through polyvagal theory and the stimulation of the parasympathetic response.
Practice is an expansive, lifelong endeavor.
Practicing together reminds us of our perpetual interdependence and vulnerability and opens pathways for deeper connection with all those we encounter.
This heart-centered practice occurs in a safe and comfortable environment that welcomes all bodies and genders and races and religions as well as those who eschew such definitions.
Personal discernment about how the practices and teachers work -- or do not work for us -- is fundamental.
As we fill classes & grow this first year, we will add more options for both classes & teachers. Tell your friends!Register for Classes
Yoga is for every body and almost all bodies — male, female, non-binary — all ethnicities, religions, races, backgrounds, and circumstances. If yoga appeals to you, it is for you. Even if yoga doesn’t appeal to you, it might be for you. Check it out and give it a few tries. If, after a few attempts, you aren't happy, try a new teacher, a new studio, or explore some options online.
Yes. Yoga classes teach flexibility, strength, balance, and body awareness among a host of other benefits to the body/mind. Come to class to practice. The grass is always greener where it’s watered. Pay attention and you will find benefit.
What happens when the world we knew previously stops?
Sundew Studio Owner and Yoga Teacher Holly Zadra briefly explores the benefits, practice, and experience of Yin Yoga.
As you explore yoga and your interest deepens, lineage often becomes a topic of conversation, especially when choosing a specific studio, class, or teacher.