Mindful Strength

Yoga is a full body practice that links body, breath and mind. Strength training is a powerful way to cultivate connection to the body and to stand in empowerment! Lifting weights is a mindful experience that requires proper breath, focus, and attention, and we love it as a partner to asana practice.

We view these dynamic offerings as another way to be embodied and connect to the spark within.

1:1 Strength Training

Focused one on one strength work is a great way to focus on engagement and building muscles and stamina that will help you in your yoga practice. Feel more controlled in your movements, work on areas that need more support, and set measurable goals in our peaceful meditation space (or via Zoom). You’ll work one on one with a tailor session specific to your needs and goals.

Kettlebell Training

Group classes combine kettlebell movements and yoga flow to get the body warm, build strength and flexibility. All levels are welcome. We will start class with a review of the kettle bellmovements, then flow and weave kettlebell throughout, and end with a stretch and relaxation. Different movements taught each week. Kettlebells are a great ballistic tool to get your heart rate up and build power and strength. Form assessment and individual sessions available by request.

Home Programming

We’ll create a custom program just for you based on your goals. This includes one session with Nikki to review the program and a tailored program for you to take home and work on on your own.

Our Strength Team

Nikki Murphy has been a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise since 2016. She began personal training while she was still a student at the University of Maine at Farmington working towards her Bachelor of Science in Community Health with a focus in nutrition and physical fitness. Since 2016, Nikki has made it her mission to work with a diverse population of clients. She has experience mostly with the general population, but has also spent time working with seniors, youth and athletes. Nikki even became the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at UMF for the 2017-2018 academic year before moving down to Biddeford. In 2019 Nikki felt as though she was missing one big piece of the puzzle: olympic lifting. So, she went on to take the USA Weightlifting Level 1 Certification as well. Nikki has been involved with group fitness just as long as she has personal training, with experience teaching indoor cycling, cardio kickboxing, bootcamp, dance fitness and of course, yoga.
Nikki believes that fitness should be inclusive; anyone can do any exercise, you just have to find the right way to scale it. She leans into a balanced approach to wellness, and always prioritizes fun in her programming, because if it’s not at least a little fun, what’s the point?

Sarah has had a long time love of building and supporting community and enjoys creating connection and transformation for individuals and groups through classes, workshops, transformational retreats, and trainings.

In addition to her yoga certifications, Sarah is a certified kettlebell coach through Dragon Door school of strength and is pursuing her American Council on Exercise personal training certificate. You can join her for weekly kettlebell flow group classes or contact her for private instruction.

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