Yoga aT rosemont Wellness
We offer a growing schedule of yoga and movement classes in our beautiful intimate studio space. Classes have a drop-in rate of $15 and you can purchase 5-class passes or a monthly membership. Your first class as a new student is just $5. More information about the teachers is offered below the class schedule.
Space is limited so registering in advance is recommended.
ABOUT ALEKSANDRA TOWNSEND
Aleksandra found yoga in 2001 during her first visit to Maine from Poland and she was drawn instantly into this transformative and healing practice. She completed her initial 200-hour vinyasa teacher training with Jennifer Cooper and Sandra Pleasant in Virginia and has since studied with many teachers including Sean Corn, Shiva Rea, Patricia Walden, Jacqui Bonwell, Amy Wren, Nicole Clark, and many others. She also holds 40-hour Prenatal Training with Still Point Healing Method, Shiva Shakti School of Yoga, and also Kids Yoga Teacher Training through ChildLight Yoga. Additionally, she has a strong background and certification in Pilates, Ayurveda, and is a Usui Reiki Master. Aleksandra completed her 500-hour advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga of Energy Flow. She recently completed her 40-hour Yoga Nidra Certification.
Her teaching style is heart driven and based in alignment while allowing for creativity and intuitive sequencing. She encourages students to breathe into their space on the mat and educates them about ways of incorporating the practice of mindfulness and holistic health into their daily lives. She strives to create a safe space for healing to occur across all ages.
She is constantly grateful to all of her teachers and students for their endless inspiration and wisdom. She is passionate about bringing yoga and mindfulness to all ages within the community. When not teaching, Aleksandra enjoys being in nature with her two children Natalia and Konrad and her husband Brian, dog Luna, and cat Koko. To read more about her click here.
ABOUT SUSAN MCCADAM HOFFMAN
Susan McCadam Hoffman, MS, ERYT, is a fitness and wellness consultant and owner of Mat Madness Yoga studio. Prior to moving to Portland, she managed a corporate fitness center at a manufacturing plant with over 500 employees, collaborating with the on-site medical staff to develop corporate wellness programs and monitor individualized physical rehabilitation plans. She also developed fitness programs and workshops and taught classes in various colleges, governmental agencies, and fitness facilities throughout the Capital Region of New York State.
Since moving to the beautiful coast of southern Maine, Susan has presented her work involving mindfulness in schools, “Sound Body, Sound Mind: Enhance Students’ Health, Learning and Focus through Yoga,” at the Annual Conference of the Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (MAAPS). Her most recent collaboration on the Mat Madness and Frederick H. Tuttle Mindfulness Movement Project involved live instruction from her Portland, Maine studio to middle school students in Burlington, VT. She presented this work, “The Power and Possibilities of Mindful Movement: Primary Prevention of Emotional, Behavioral and Stress-Related Physical Disorders in Children,” at the 2013 Bridging the Divide Primary Care and Public Health Conference, sponsored by the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
In addition to teaching adult yoga classes in the greater Portland area, Susan created an in-school yoga program for elementary aged boys with an emotional disturbance disability in Westbrook to help them develop self-regulation skills. And in an effort to reach deeper into the Portland community, she has volunteered as a facilitator in the Multicultural Program run by the Center for Grieving Children.
In her spare time, Susan can either be found puttering in the garden, cooking for family and friends, or walking the back cove of the ocean near the home she shares with her husband, Danny.
Susan would love to hear from you with any requests, questions, comments, or concerns: email@example.com
ABOUT MELISSA UREY
Melissa has been continually drawn to the union of mind and body in the present moment and the learning that can take place there. Coming from a background in theater and dance, she began
sharing this as an important life skill with children of all ages through those mediums.
Finding yoga while in recovery from a surgery, Melissa realized that everything she loved most about teaching theater she could share even more deeply through yoga. She received her 200HR YTT from
ShivaShakti School of Yoga in 2016 and will complete her 500HR AYTT in June. She is also a student of Sanskrit and the Bhagavad Gita with Prem Sadasivananda from whom she received her spiritual name Sri Devi in 2017.
Bringing people out of the mind and into body to create more balance is a guiding force in her classes. She runs caregiver/child and family yoga classes as well as workshops for teachers wishing
to incorporate yoga and breath work into the classroom. She also loves the opportunity to introduce new comers to yoga and help seasoned practitioners go back to the basics to find new depth to their practice.
Melissa lives in Portland with her husband and two amazing daughters. Recently she noticed a quote one of her daughters had posted on the refrigerator that sums it all up for her. "Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."