Studio founders, Jeri Wilson and Susan Golden believed that mid-Maine yogis were ready to embrace a yoga community and a dedicated space for yoga practice. And they were right! Kathleen Haberstock continues to move their vision forward, along with the whole SSY family of teachers, sharing their passion for yoga. SSY continues to give the community a familiar, warm, uplifting space to thrive and grow in.
5 School Street, Waterville, ME 04901
The building is open for about 20-30 minutes before and after class sessions.
Kathleen Leisure Haberstock discovered the healing power of yoga, in 2009, when she dedicated herself to her practice. Drawn to the physical practice at first, she later found the more profound changes occurred over time with a deeper mind/body connection.
Susan Golden is a nationally certified yoga teacher. She transitioned easily from working as a registered nurse to teaching yoga. In combining both professions, her knowledge of anatomy and desire to help people comes through clearly in her teachings.
Wendy has been teaching yoga since 2005, and received a second certification in 2014 from Darren Rhodes. She is fascinated by the parallels between asana and life off the mat. Wendy's love of studying alignment and anatomy is apparent in her teachings.Wendy is a homeschooling mama who misses the mountains, travels as much as her kids allow, and enjoys arm balances and tequila-though not together.
Tiffany believes that yoga can and should be accessible to ALL people, regardless of age, level of physical fitness or religious beliefs. With an open mind and a sense of curiosity, anyone can find the perfect style of yoga to practice for themselves.
Christiane Guillois has been practicing yoga since her adolescent years in France. She obtained certification as a yoga teacher in 2011 at School Street Studio, and has trained in teaching Yin Yoga with Joshua Summers. With her background in Chinese medicine, dance, and pranayama, she is especially attuned to the interaction between the body and the meditative aspects of Yin Yoga.
Jeri Wilson, believes in trying to live her yoga practice on and off the mat. She's a nationally certified teacher, having completed her 200 and 500-hour certifications, and has been teaching since early 2005.
Mari began practicing Yoga for the physical exercise around 15 years old but soon discovered the magic in shivasana. Since then she has worked to deepen her own practice and expand her knowledge of all forms of Yoga as well as the philosophy of yogic teachings.
Holly practiced yoga for two decades — often with children either growing in her body or climbing on her body — before deciding that both her personal practice and parenthood itself had prepared her to teach. Holly received her 200-hour teacher training at School Street Yoga with Carla Stangenberg, and she studied Yin Yoga with Josh Summers and took short courses in both Trauma-Sensitive Yoga with David Emerson and Yoga Therapy Research with Dr. Chris Walling.