Yoga. Meditation. Community.
Samudra translates in Sanskrit as “ocean”, or,”a gathering together of waters”. The studio was founded as a place for community to gather together for yoga, practice, and personal exploration.
Samudra Studio Yoga offers mindful, meditative, and invigorating yoga that will be fun, healing, and support students in living joyfully on and off the mat. Samudra is a place to be yourself and find your flow. Join us for Vinyasa, Fluid Yoga® , Restorative, SPA Yoga® classes, meditation, Yin Yoga, and more. All levels welcome!
Our Core Values:
We live life with joy and compassion.
We make the world a better place.
We support and grow community.
We prioritize self care, so we can be present and loving for others.
Founder / Teacher
When Sarah took her first yoga class in 2009, she was inspired by the freedom and dance-like quality she was able to find on the mat; in 2012 she was hit by a car while crossing the street, and then the real practice began. Her asana practice put on hold, her focus shifted to mindfulness, meditation, and the philosophical teachings of the yoga practice.
After completing Stil Studio’s 200 hour Fluid Yoga Training in 2013, Sarah began teaching a mindful, fun, spirited flow that fuses philosophy, asana, and music. Sarah’s classes leave the body feeling open, and encourage mindfulness both on and off the mat through breath and body awareness. Sarah completed her 500 hour Fluid Yoga teacher training at Stil Studio with Kevan Gale and Betty Riaz in Spring 2015. She is certified in Thai Yoga Massage Level 1, Yin Yoga and Meditation, as well as in SPA Yoga teaching with Betty Riaz. She is overjoyed to be fulfilling her long time dream of opening a yoga studio and space for community and mindfulness in Maine!
Amanda received her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 from Pranakriya School of Yoga and Healing Arts. Practicing in a Kripalu based studio has been most of Amanda’s experience in yoga. In addition to her training as a yoga teacher she also holds her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. As an OT, Amanda incorporates yoga into her sessions to restore and maintain function through breath and movement with the geriatric population. Amanda is passionate about all beings living a meaningful and healthy life. She believes the path of yoga is a deeply healing practice that offers a place for individuals to access one’s self and heal not only body, but mind and spirit as well. She believes in guiding individuals on a yoga path through frequent cues to “find their breath,” pause, and notice the present moment. Amanda also has her level II reiki certification and is trained in Yoga Nidra. Outside of yoga and OT, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter adventuring outdoors, especially gardening and being near the water.
Sarah’s journey in yoga began in 2009 alongside her husband in the living room of their apartment. It included lots of lost balance, laughter, and even some eye-rolling. Her practice soon grew to a studio where she found herself daily, seeking more than just the workout that she was initially drawn to. Sarah’s career as a Primary School Teacher encouraged her to extend her passion for education to encompass her love of yoga, and in 2014 she completed her RYT 200 after graduating from Sacred Seeds Yoga School under the guidance of Jacqui Bonwell. She believes that with practice and compassion, anyone can quiet the mind and experience the benefits of yoga both on and off their mat. When she’s not practicing, Sarah enjoys her time with her husband, daughters, and their sweet pup (all of whom, are her greatest teachers).
For Genevieve, the practice of yoga at first was a way to find stillness in a busy mind. Over the years it became much more. Genevieve has learned to connect with her intuition and befriend her mind and body. Through practice she has learned to listen.
She is passionate about guiding others to this place of inner knowing. She strongly believes in the importance of building a connection with our intuitive knowledge through yoga. Genevieve teaches with a focus on natural movement and mindful attention to the breath. She is passionate about helping others find balance and joy in their practice and life. Genevieve is a 200hr RYT certified from Yoga Inbound in Cusco Peru, & certified Yoga Therapist from Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts. She is also certified to teach children’s yoga from If I Was a Bird Yoga in San Diego California.
200 HR RYT, Certified Yin Yoga instructor. Rebekah took her first yoga class over 12 years ago on a whim and was amazed to find the power and depth of movement she was capable of when working in harmony with her breath. She did not expect a ‘work-out class’ to bring her a sense of unity throughout her entire being (mind, body, and spirit) but in just that one practice she felt a new level of whole-self connection; she was hooked. At the root of her practice she finds a hunger for spiritual richness, certain that it is not something gained by some other worldly experience, but rather through the quieting of ones own mind. She utilizes breath work (pranayama), meditation, and physical practice (asana) in her individual practice as well as in working with her students to help achieve those sweet moments of inner stillness to be carried both on and off the mat. Her teaching style strikes an important balance between protecting and nurturing the physical growth as well as the soul of her students. She teaches Vinyasa flow, an emphasis on the “flow”, and Yin yoga, incorporating aspects of restorative as well as meditation practice. She continues to work with the same focus of movement along with breath that first spoke to her physically back in 2004. You will leave your practice with her feeling challenged and rewarded, stronger yet also at ease.
Kristine started practicing yoga looking to provide balance to an over active, busy life. Time on the mat allowed her to take her focus inward. Embracing as much of the teachings she could get her hands on, she knew she found her passion ~ a true seeker on a path. Eleven years later, she still is deeply driven by the many aspects of the practice and to embrace the next steps as they come. As a teacher, Kristine loves to share yoga and its teachings to all the other seekers out there. Some of many teachers that influence her are: Jacqui Bonwell, Shiva Rea, Roberto Lim, Heidi MacVane, Danielle Toolan, and Sagel Urlacher. Kristine is a graduate of the Sacred Seeds Yoga School and is also Yin Yoga and Restorative certified. As a Reiki healer, she offers energy work that can be often found weaved in her class. Kristine’s classes are energetic, fun and informative. All levels are welcomed.