"I started coming [to Yoga in ME] in January of this year because I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I needed to get out and do something and this looked like something fun. It was. My first class I could barely do one sun salutation and down dog was a 'what you talk'n about Willis'. But I kept going and each week it got a little easier and more fun. I found myself sleeping better at night and had more energy during the day. I looked forward to my Tuesday and Thursday mornings with Nancy. Her calm composure and endless patience with me and others was just what I needed to stick with it. Here we are in July and I'm still there, happy to say. If anyone was to ask me if they should come I would say 'H*** yes'. Thank you for becoming a part of my life and teaching me how to take care of ME."
---Kim Sturdevant, Eliot Maine
"I was in very good shape for most of my life, but I had a series of issues with my legs and feet after I turned 35, and then my wife and I started a family, so I got out of shape. I went through physical therapy, and, as my children grew, I began to have some time to try to get back into shape. I tried to do the strenuous activities I had done, but they were too much and I spent too much time recuperating. That made it less likely for me to go back and do those same things. I had thought about yoga for years, but it just didn't happen. Then Yoga in ME opened right on my way home. I took it as an opportunity. I have been going for about four months, now. I feel better physically from head to toe. My core muscles are redeveloping and my back hurts far less than it has, and I now have many stretches to help if it does. My legs are stronger and I am encouraged that I will be able to hike and skate like I used to do. Beyond the physical, I love the meditative aspect of yoga, and working with [Nancy] and the other instructors has been an excellent calm focusing amidst a busy life. Yoga is something I plan on doing for the rest of my life."
--Rich Moore, Eliot ME