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YOGA FIRM© STUDIO  137 Townsend Avenue    Boothbay Harbor, ME     04538     207.380.6975   www.yogafirmstudio.com    yogafirm@hotmail.com
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​About Wendy

Wendy has been a dancer since 1989 and started practicing yoga 15 years ago. She became a certified 200 hour Yoga teacher with Shiva Shakti school of Yoga in Camden Maine. Wendy enjoys movement, dance, Pilates and Yoga and brings a sincere, kind and compassionate approach into her teaching.  

With great enthusiasm Wendy loves gentle Yoga for anyone, especially beginning students with focus on the joy of movement, breath, and meditation. 

Join her every Wednesday evening for Beginning Yoga from 5:15 - 6:30pm. Feel calm, centered and rejuvenated in the middle of your active week! Wendy looks forward to seeing you!

About Romee

Romee grew up in Germany and earned her degree in Exercise Science from the 'Bode Schule' - Technical University in Munich, Germany. She has worked in fitness and health for over 25 years. After graduating from college a desire for travel took her to the United States of America. She went to Heartwood College in California and earned her certifications in Zen Shiatsu and Oriental massage. She also completed training in Thai Yoga body work. Romee has been teaching Yoga continuously since 1998 and is a certified 500 hours Ayurvedic Yoga teacher with Kripalu School of Yoga and RYT500 with Yoga Alliance. 

On a lifelong quest to find ways how to better serve her students, Romee completed 650 hours study in Ayurveda with the Kripalu School of Ayurveda in 2014 and is a certified Ayurvedic Consultant, registered with NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. In 2016 she completed 2 workshops in foot reflexology with Wendy Decker in Bath Maine. She also completed training in Ayurvedic Head, Face, Hands and Foot massage and Thai Yoga Foot Massage at Kripalu in Massachusetts.

​Romee had moved to Washington State in the early 90s where she earned her certifications as group fitness instructor and certified personal trainer with ACE (American Council on Exercise.) and was teaching dance group fitness classes at Washington State University. She was practicing Yoga at the Moscow Yoga Center and attended and completed their Yoga teacher training in 1998. Some of Romee's continuing education teachers include Dr. Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute, Baron Baptiste, David Swenson, Beryl Bender Birch, Ana Forrest, Shiva Rae, Patricia Walden, Gabriel Halpern Philip Urso and others.

In 2001 Romee moved to Boothbay Harbor, Maine and continued teaching Yoga and fitness at various locations. She opened Yoga Firm Studio in 2003 and is operating and teaching there until present. 

Romee lives Yoga and Ayurveda daily, drawing inspiration from nature and keeping a simple lifestyle. She brings compassion, experience, skill and a deep understanding of the body's anatomy and physiology. Her warm and passionate approach provides a nurturing environment to guide her students into self empowerment and vibrant health.
About Mary Frances

Mary Fran Matichak has been studying and practicing yoga in the Iyengar tradition since 1991 and practicing meditation since 1979. 
She is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor, which involves rigorous years of training followed by extensive testing.

Mary Fran apprenticed with senior Iyengar teacher John Schumacher in Bethesda, MD and studied 6 years with world-renowned teacher Patricia Walden of Boston. The month of November 2009 was spent in Pune India, studying directly with the Iyengar family and she continues her education through workshops and
 Iyengar National Conventions and Conferences.
She is a Reiki Master-Teacher and educated as a massage therapist. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Advertising from the University of Illinois.

In addition to Maine classes she offers workshops in Oak Park IL and Costa Rica where she lived for 5 years. Her classes are fun loving and spirited offering clear and thorough instruction of asana alignment.
Mary Fran strongly believes in the value of nutritional and environmental awareness and the raising of spiritual consciousness.  

HOMESERVICES & FEESSCHEDULEABOUTCONTACT

New Students
$29 for
3 Classes

About Tamara

Tamara received her 200 hour Yoga certification through WGY in Wiscasset and is a RYT200 with Yoga Alliance. Tamara is also a Registered Nurse and has extensive experience in the field of health and wellness.

Tamara’s journey into yoga began over 10 years ago. Yoga was the one thing that provided relief from debilitating chronic pain following three back surgeries, including a spinal fusion. She found yoga helped heal the disconnect between her mind and body. However a few years later, a failed chiropractic “adjustment” resulted in unbearable hip and back pain. It turned out to be a torn Labrum and over the course of three years, two additional surgeries were needed to reconstruct her hip joint. Tamara would not give up. Through her dedication to daily yoga practice and continuous search for knowledge of how to heal her body, she was able to regain most of what had been lost. Yoga has taught her, that suffering is optional and her own path into healing has inspired her to lead others on their path into well being.

 Tamara teaches a Baptiste inspired flow that’s accessible to people of all levels in addition to a slow Vinyasa Flow. Through the use of intelligent sequencing and proper alignment, she is able to adapt yoga to the individual. Tamara is passionate about working with people to find a balance between effort and ease. Her caring and supportive manner makes her class a safe place to start and to deepen your yoga practice. 

Tamara was born and raised in Boothbay Harbor. She now lives in Newcastle, with her husband and two teenage sons.