Am I doing this right? Musings from a Yogi in Training

Meditation. It’s a key component in leading a yogi life. Since starting teacher training, I have certainly dedicated more time to that aspect of yoga, l but the question remains — am I doing this right? I start with my seven-point posture — seated on a cushion...

Finding Sangha in Maine

I was first introduced to yoga when I was younger with my friends in Vermont. I fell in love with the quiet and peaceful feeling during and after class. I have had favorite studios to go to in Vermont and places in Boston that I attended, but none have ever been as...

Musings From A Yogi in Training on Gift Giving

Last month, Samudra welcomed Lama Migmar Tseten, Harvard University’s Buddhist Chaplain.  His visit was the culmination of a four-day Fluid Mind/Fluid Spirit intensive during which he discussed the Six Paramitas. Paramita, in Sanskrit, literally translates to “having...

Guest Blogger: Judi shares her retreat experience

I have always been the type of person who uses excuses to give up – my knee is bothering me, I don’t feel well – you know, the typical lame excuses.  The excuses justified not being healthy or happy with myself. I started yoga later in life (ok I am only...

Yoga taught me how to be present and how to be real

Meet one of her newest additions to the teaching team, Amanda! After moving to Saco from midcoast Maine, Amanda was searching to establish her new yoga community. “The instant I stepped into Samudra, I knew it was just the place. Sarah has created such a lovely space...

Yogi Gift Guide

The holiday season has arrived! This can be such a sweet season of giving and sharing love and joy with friends and family. Make your gifts ones that will continue to benefit your loved ones long after the holidays have passed with the gift of yoga! Here are a few of...

If two minutes a day could CHANGE your entire life

Wow. The last week of October. How did that sneak up so fast? I am sitting at my desk, sipping my tea and looking out at the rain, and thinking how cozy it is and what a lovely excuse for some quiet time and moving inwardly. Ok, so here’s the question: we’ve done all...

Musings from a Yogi In Training

On my couch one night, scrolling through the social medias, a video caught my attention. There, on my iPhone, was a woman of color, a woman of size, practicing yoga. Her poses weren’t perfect. Her flow was not graceful. Yet she unabashedly honored herself, her...

Home Practice Meditation

I just had a myth busted for me. The myth that it takes 21 days to build a new habit. Psychologists now think that it can actually take anywhere from eight to twelve weeks for a new habit to  feel like it’s an automatic response and become a part of daily life. With...

Teacher Highlight: Kristine

“I feel as though I have been bestowed a gift, one that I share full hearted-edly,” says Kristine, which is why, just three months ago, she quit her full time job to follow her dream of teaching yoga. Kristine, 42, began her yoga practice 15 years ago through reading...

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