YOGA

  • Jamie Navarro Yoga + Fitness Coordinator, Yoga Instructor

    She/Her

    Jamie first made her way onto a yoga mat in 2005 after swimming-related shoulder surgeries left her without this meditative outlet. Having never considered yoga before, she was amazed, humbled, and instantly hooked.

    Jamie started her yoga teacher training journey in 2011 with one of the first yoga studios in DC, Tranquil Space (which later became a part of YogaWorks). She then taught in DC and Northern Virginia before coming back home to Southern Maine in 2019.

    Jamie gravitated toward the Roll Model® Method to help her chronic low back tension and aid in her recovery as she attempted to start a running routine. She enjoys sharing her approach to mobility and myofascial release with others to help their bodies move through this world with a little more ease.

    Jamie lives with her spouse, two kiddos, a very cat-like beagle, and a never-enough collection of plants. During her free time (ha!), she gravitates toward climbing, floating, and enjoying all that living in Maine has to offer.

    Classes:
    Rolling and Mobility

  • Alex Hitchcox
    Alex Hitchcox Yoga Instructor

    She/Her

    After dabbling in yoga off and on for years, Alex dove into a consistent practice in 2016 and has only sought to deepen her knowledge ever since. She received her 200 hour YTT at The Breathing Room via Maine Yoga School in South Portland in 2019. The draw to teach came from her own experience finding a life of peace and joy through yoga and her interest in sharing that with the world. Alex enjoys grounding, mindful practices that help students build skills around living a more purposeful life. Through meditation and intention-setting in her themed classes, she strives to give students a space to work through internal challenges in an external way. 

    Outside of the gym, Alex works at the University of Southern Maine and lives in Windham. She loves spending time with friends and family – preferably outdoors – enjoying all the wonders that life in Maine has to offer.

    Classes:
    Energetic Soul Flow

  • Abby Leclerc
    Abby Leclerc Yoga Instructor

    She/Her

    Abby is currently a graduate student at the University of New England studying occupational therapy. In her free time, Abby finds herself surfing, climbing, and hiking with her dog Luna. 

    Abby started practicing yoga while teaching in Tanzania. She fell in love with how the practice enhanced her physical and emotional wellbeing. After returning to the states, she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training and has been instructing ever since. Her classes are powerful yet calming to allow for a deeper mind-body connection.

    Classes:
    Climbers Flow

     

  • Haley Linnet
    Haley Linnet Yoga Instructor

    They/She

    Haley completed their RYT200hr in 2017, and has since supplemented that education with courses on meditation, chakras, and somatic healing of trauma. Haley’s teaching style is rooted in yoga as a spiritual practice, and their classes tend to be slow flows with aspects of breathwork, meditation, and yogic philosophy. They believe in yoga as a tool to access our inner body wisdom, and they offer options throughout class for folks to listen to their inner voice. Haley also teaches trauma informed classes for Sea Change Yoga and can often be found climbing before or after teaching class.

    Classes:
    Slow Flow

  • Crystal Anderson
    Crystal Anderson Yoga Instructor

    She/Her

    Crystal was raised practicing Hatha Yoga and through – and thanks to – these techniques, she has developed a devotion to balance in her daily life. From her own habits to her classes, she strives to bring recognition of the harmony that permeates all, by linking breath and body. Nothing matches the energy of sharing a flow with a class, and after teaching in Florida and NYC, she is excited to have the opportunity to connect with others in a new state.

    Classes:
    Hatha Yoga

  • Delaney Whelan
    Delaney Whelan Yoga Instructor

    She/Her

    Delaney is a yoga instructor who has a passion for movement, whether it be yoga, climbing, hiking, weightlifting, or anything active. Her classes draw inspiration from all forms of yoga, including Vinyassa, Hatha, Ashtanga, and Yin. She completed her 200 hour training through Lila in Portland Maine.

    All levels welcome! Classes are designed with climbing in mind. Think stabilization, breath synchronized with movement, core strength, counterbalancing muscles, and much more.

    Classes:
    Foundations of Yoga

AERIAL SILKS

  • Madison Worthington
    Madison Worthington Aerial Silks Instructor

    She/Her

    Madison grew up in San Francisco training at Circus Center and AcroSports. She specialized in aerial silks and performed for a year with City Circus. After receiving a BA in Theater from UCLA, Madison returned to San Francisco and co-founded Bow & Arrow Circus Theater Collective, which produced shows for a number of years before she moved to Portland, ME. She is thrilled to be able to share her passion for the art and sport of aerial silks that has been a lifelong creative and athletic pursuit.

    Classes:
    Check Back Soon

  • Caila (CJ) Gorniewicz
    Caila (CJ) Gorniewicz AIR® certified Aerial Fitness Instructor

    She/Her

    CJ has bounced around the U.S., never feeling completely “at home” until she moved to Maine in 2018 to be closer to family. CJ’s sense of adventure led her to take an outdoor rock climbing lesson in North Carolina in 2012 and she has been climbing ever since.  

    After quitting competitive gymnastics in college, CJ felt a flipping void – that is until she discovered her first aerial fitness class. She immediately fell in love with the community and the fun, yet intense, workout. As a member of EVO, she has seen the aerial silk hung unused in the yoga studio for years. Disappointed that she could not find any aerial fitness program in Maine, she decided to make it happen. In March 2022, CJ got an aerial fitness teaching certification from AIR®. She is looking forward to building a community of like-minded fitness enthusiasts and those just looking to have fun on the silks; she hopes you will join her!

    Classes:
    Aerial Fitness
    Intro to Aerial Silks

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