Classes range from gentle to moderate to energizing with props and modifications offered to accommodate the needs of every student.
“Yoga is the flame that sparks a fire in the heart!”
Devi Dawn Hamilton, CYT grew up in Greenland, studied politics at UNH, worked for a US Congressman then lobbied Washington for a cleaner earth. After 18 years, Devi yearned for nature's beauty. She traveled the world and even lived in Hawaii. She is an experienced movement teacher with over 1000 hours of training including reiki and kinesiology. Her background includes intercollegiate volleyball, pilates and ballet. Devi's diverse training with master teachers includes Sivananda Vedanta Centres, Inner Peace Yoga Therapy, LifeForce Yoga®, Anusara-inspired Wisdom Flow, Tantra with Siva Rea and Paul Muller-Ortega and vinyasa with Tom Gillette. Devi lived at ashrams in the Bahamas, California, and Australia where she practiced bhakti yoga, meditation, ayurveda and mastered the art of yoga nidra. Devi weaves knowledge from many customs and cultures into a groovy flow with her lifelong love of nature to share and celebrate every student! Devi belongs to the International Association of Yoga Therapists, currently attends the American Institute of Vedic Studies to become a clinical ayurvedic specialist and is very close to completing her studies with the Robbins-Madanes Coaching Academy.
Laura has completed her 200 hour RYT certification through Prasada Yoga Center with Dana Lincoln. Her yoga foundation is based on the physical style of Ashtanga while incorporating Vinyasa flow. She teaches by combining fluid movement with alignment techniques. Her goal is to bring yoga to as many people as she can by making her classes safe and accessible to all levels in a relaxed atmosphere.
Amanda is a Taurus sun sign and a lover of all things food, nature and comfort. When she's not on her yoga mat or in her office you'll find her outside in the woods looking for wild plants, in her own gardens planting, at White Heron Tea sipping on Kashmiri chai with her husband or binge watching Netflix at home with her cat.
Juliana discovered yoga after regularly attending a Buddhist center in New York, where she practiced meditation. Yoga offered her a way to connect the mind of the meditation and the body.
It became a dream of hers to someday go to India to have a genuine yoga experience and get certified as a teacher. Years later, she quit her job and bought a ticket to India and enrolled at Rishikesh Yogpeeth Ashram. At the foothills of the Himalayas, she learned yoga is more than asanas; it is about philosophy, history, energy, love, and ensuring the mind, body, and soul are all connected in harmony.
Juliana brings this universality to her classes. She wants her yoga to help other people find their own happiness and balance. She likes her classes to be fun and meaningful. Each class focuses on balancing the chakras so each asana comes from deep inside.
Juliana has taught in India, Colombia, and New York, before relocating to the Seacoast Area. Now she lives in Eliot, ME. She is a constant student of her surroundings, eager to learn more and gain knowledge and experience wherever she can. She is a passionate photographer, loves dancing to Latin music, and is always happy to help out fellow immigrants. One of her next goals is to be able to offer a yoga class for Spanish-speakers.