Practice for Life

Practice at Home

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!

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Memberships & Pricing

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Intro 3 Class Pass

Good Value


One-time payment

This Introductory 3-Class Pass is for new practitioners who want to get a feel for the studio before plunging in with a membership or a session pass.


Intro Membership

Great Value


Per month for 12 Months

If you are a first-time Sundew Member, you can enjoy the benefits of full membership (see below) for one year + get a free Manduka yoga mat ($82 value).

Intro CSY Package

Best Value



The Community Supported Yoga Package includes a FREE yoga mat, unlimited classes for six months, discounts on extra services, & a monthly guest pass!

5 Class Pass


One-time payment

10 Class Pass


One-time payment

75 Min. Walk-in Yoga


One-time payment

60 Min. Gentle Yoga Walk-in


One-time payment


Frequently asked questions


Is yoga for me?

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.


How can I get started with yoga?

Come to Gentle Yoga for a slow introduction or Roots Yoga, a class designed for beginners, for those who haven’t practiced for some time, or for those who simply want or need a guided practice with modifications. You might also like Yin or Restorative classes.


I’m not flexible. Can I do yoga?

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.

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Sample of 2019 Events




A deep, guided meditation said to move stagnant energies and revitalize the body set to the ancient sounds of Tibetan Bowls. Healer Nancy Durand Lanson leads. Space is limited to 12, so register today.

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Led by Indigenous activist & healer Sherri Mitchell
restorative yoga

We have all been impacted by histories of violence: the oppressed, the oppressor, and the witness alike bear the wounds of our collective past. This 2-day workshop will take participants on an intensive journey into the Indigenous mythology and cosmology of the Wabanaki - the original natives of Maine - as a means of healing our collective wounds and reconnecting with our spiritual source.

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Sundew Studio Blog

The COVID Pause

What happens when the world we knew previously stops?

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What Is Yin Yoga? and Why You Might Care

Sundew Studio Owner and Yoga Teacher Holly Zadra briefly explores the benefits, practice, and experience of Yin Yoga.

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In Consideration of Lineage

As you explore yoga and your interest deepens, lineage often becomes a topic of conversation, especially when choosing a specific studio, class, or teacher.

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