Mindy Miller Muse
Mindy Miller Muse E-RYT500, MSW, C-IAYT, Yoga teacher trainer at Bridge Studio at Art of Awareness, began practicing yoga in 1997 and began teaching in 2003 after becoming certified in Interdisciplinary Hatha Yoga. Mindy has a passion for learning all things Yoga and wellness and a special appreciation for Hatha Yoga’s ability to strengthen the mind, body, and heart connection. In 2016, she completed a 300-hour advanced teacher training at Yoga on the Hill in Kittery, Maine with a focus on anatomy and physiology, modifying and adapting the practice of yoga for unique populations, and learning the skills of intake, assessment, and intervention to address the needs of All individuals. Mindy is also certified as a Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists and has a background in clinical social work. She worked as a clinical social worker specializing in trauma & eating disorder related issues at Art of Awareness for approximately 7 years. In addition, Mindy has more than 40 hours of specialized training in trauma sensitive yoga with Dave Emerson of the Boston Trauma Institute and has completed Chelsea Roff’s Eat, Breathe, Thrive: Yoga, Food, and Body Image Intensive. Mindy’s teaching is informed by prop intensive Yoga traditions as well as years of workshops with anatomy and alignment oriented Doug Keller. In her yoga classes and teacher training programs, Mindy aims to create a welcoming environment for each person to enhance their Mind/Body/Heart connection with an emphasis on personal choice and creativity. Mindy offers a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification, and soon will offer a 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, hosted at Bridge Studio as well as continuing education intensives for teachers and interested practitioners. She is also certified in Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Childlight Yoga.
Melora Gregory has been passionately teaching alignment based yoga since 1993. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500hr and continues her studies, most recently in Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Melora is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Maine teaching a course entitled Yoga and Feminism. She is also a member of SeaChange Yoga, a non-profit organization which works to bring yoga to underserved populations. She also volunteers by teaching yoga to clients of SARSSM, Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine. Melora has also been practicing Yamuna Body Rolling® since 2003, and later became a certified YBR® instructor in 2009 after seeing the real benefits of the deep tissue release and creation of space in the joints. Inspired to further train in the YBR® method she completed the Foot Fitness Certification in 2011, and the Advanced Ball Certification in 2012. Melora currently teaches both Yoga classes and Yamuna Body Rolling® workshops at Bridge Studio at Art of Awareness, as well as various local businesses. She also offers workshops and teaches private lessons.
Lucinda (Lulu) Wingert
Lucinda Wingert, RYT200, is a certified Hatha Yoga and Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor. Lulu discovered her love for yoga growing up in trauma and searching for peace. She offers a kind, welcoming, and nurturing approach to her teaching style. Lulu guides her students through pranayama (breathwork), meditation, and asana (physical postures). To prepare the students for a deep and relaxing savasana or final resting posture, Lulu offers hands-on adjustments to support the integration of the practice (all optional). She has passions for dancing, creating art, staying closely connected to nature, spending time with kids and helping those around her. She is excited to meet new students and co-create a safe, comfortable, and transformational environment to practice in.
Janet is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Intuitive Eating Coach and Certified Yoga Teacher. She counsels individuals struggling with body image and eating disorders and hopes to create a safe space where you can realign with your inner wisdom, tune out external noise and live more comfortably in your body. “Cross training” with the principles of Intuitive Eating (IE), Action and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and the teachings of Yoga, she creates content designed to help you change your relationship to food and body. The foundation of her yoga offerings is built on the idea that “…you don’t use your body to get into the poses, but rather the poses to get into your body”. Powerful and aligned, she hopes you will feel comfortable learning and more able to connect to yourself and others.
Haley Linnet, RYT-200, completed their yoga teacher training in 2017, and has found so much joy in sharing the philosophy and lifestyle of yoga with others in the past four years. She has also studied meditation in Nepal and New Zealand, as well as yoga as a healing practice. Haley thinks it’s important to incorporate the aspects of yoga that go beyond asana into each class, and honor the roots of yoga as a path of spiritual growth.
Susannah Sanfilippo, RYT-200, is the founder of Yoga for your Grieving Heart – a yoga and bereavement support-based program. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher who has practiced yoga for over twenty-five years. Along with her training in classical yoga, she has in-depth studies in breathing for relaxation, pain reduction and emotional regulation, mindfulness, restorative yoga, somatic movement. Her psychologically-informed teaching style enables students of all ages, experience and physical conditions to discover the benefits of yoga. Her classes are both joyful and challenging as she invites students to explore ways to create ease.