LEWISTON — On May 1, Chill Yoga and Nataraja Yoga Events will be moving to their new home, the historic Ellard building, at 178 Lisbon St., next door to FISC.
The studio’s mission is to bring more yoga to the Twin Cities. In the newly renovated space, area residents will find an expanded variety of yoga and cardio-movement classes suitable for all ages and ability levels. A May 15 Open House is planned.
Chill Yoga owners/instructors Heidi L. Audet and Nerys Bayley have joined forces with yoga instructors Tammy Begin Leblanc, Kathy Peterson, Kimberly Allen, Julie Gammon and Paul Jones, along with zumba instructor Adriane Kramer and Nia instructor Lindy Ackman.
Leblanc, E-RYT 500, and Peterson, RYT, formerly of Yoga Center of Maine, have created a new company, Synchronicity, and are offering workshops and continuing education classes at Chill. Individually, both women also teach weekly classes at the studio. Peterson instructs Advancing your Asana, Stretch for Life, Yoga Fit, and Yoga for Everybody. Leblanc offers classes in Restorative Yoga and Anatomy of Asana. Beginning in April, she will teach a seven-week course, Spring Cleaning — Yoga Style.
Gammon, RYT, is a longtime yoga practitioner and a graduate of ShivaShakti School of Yoga. She teaches Beginners Yoga and Goddess Yoga. Both classes are taught in a traditional Hatha-yoga style with influences of Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Sivananda. Goddess Yoga is a specialty class specifically offered for female students of the voluptuous body type who are interested in a class that honors their comfort levels.
Jones, RYT, is a longtime student of Chill. The 73-year-old is a recent graduate of the YogaSpirit Studios Teacher Training Program. He teaches three classes at Chill. Mondays and Wednesdays are devoted to Gentle Yoga, where students of all ages will learn the basics of yoga in an easy-on-the-body style. In Geezer’s Yoga, Jones gently guides seniors and anyone interested in moving “rusty joints” and finding freedom of movement.
Allen, RYT, is the owner of Nataraja Yoga Event. She offers weekly meditation classes and bimonthly Saturday Vinyasa Yoga classes at Chill. In addition, she teaches monthly workshops with topics on Pranayama, Yin Yoga, and Devotional Yoga Flow. Once a month, Kimberly and Heidi Audet will be offering Yoga Trance Dance to benefit local charities.
In addition to the yoga offerings at Chill, zumba instructor Kramer and Nia instructor Ackman kick up the heat with their cardio-movement classes. Kramer, of Central Maine Athletic Center, teachers Zumba Gold, a dynamic fitness system that combines Latin and International Dance Themes. Ackman, of Auburn, teaches Nia, an exciting blend of dance arts, martial arts and healing arts.
Chill Yoga instructors/owners Audet and Bayley continue to offer classes in Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Surtras and Children’s Yoga. All yoga teachers are available for private instruction.
For more information about Chill Yoga contact Audet at 689-1049 or Nerys at 207-754-8256, or visit the Web site: chillyoga.net.