I practiced at Yoga On York through a Maine winter and must admit, I don't think I could have survived it without them! I tried a number of studios in the area before settling on YOY's flexibility and quality. The teachers there have backgrounds in massage therapy, occupational therapy, and sports, making them highly attuned to the body as well as the postures. I walked away with a better understanding of the workings of each asana - and will be a "smarter yogi" wherever I practice from now on . Jeff, Rae Lynn, and the other teachers are also funny and very welcoming. I cannot recommend Yoga On York enough to anyone looking for yoga in Southern Maine.
My husband and I had the opportunity to stay in York for 10 days in the fall of 2006. As usual when I travel, I immediately started looking for a yoga studio. When I took classes from both Rae and Jeff, I was in heaven. They are absolutely incredible instructors who create a practice that invigorates, challenges, while remaining spiritual and peaceful. And I have a lot to compare to having sought out top studios when I visit Manhattan, Boston, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, London and Buenos Aires. I simply haven't found anyone that compares to Rae and Jeff - they simply have the practice I enjoy more than any other I've ever done. I wish they would relocate to San Francisco, but of course, they won't - so the residents and visitors of York are very fortunate.
San Francisco, California
Yoga on York has helped both of us in improving flexibility, balance and strength. Jeff and Rae Lynn have created an atmosphere of caring and concern that works to make self improvement, physical and mental, fun. They are professionals and we strongly recommend taking their classes.
Kevin and Cecile
I found YOGA ON YORK when a friend "dragged" me there about 3 weeks after they opened back in 2002. I had just gone through a life changing experience that left me emotionally and physically drained. I have been hooked every since. Yoga really gave me my life back in so many ways. It has incredible physical and emotional benefits. Yoga class is about you and you can work as hard or as easy as you want.
The other reason why I love YOGA ON YORK is Rae and Jeff. They are phenomenal instructors with tons of experience and knowledge. The best thing about Rae and Jeff is that they have a young family and understand our busy lives. They obviously love what they do and it shows. Their classes are amazing and you ALWAYS leave feeling better.
Something about the stretching, strength and relaxation I got just a hint of in my first yoga class three years ago kept me coming back. Before I knew it, I was looking forward to every class and wishing I could fit more into my schedule. The studio is comfortable and welcoming place for beginners and practiced students alike. I appreciate the efforts that Rae and Jeff go to make Yoga On York a non-competitive, personalized, and casual place to come. Their style is professional, yet friendly and light-hearted. When they say yoga is for everyone, they truly mean it.
As a woman over 55, I had issues with upper body strength (and osteoporosis in the family history) and my goal was simply to see a little improvement. Not only have I been able to feel the changes in my posture and core strength, my balance, range of motion and general well being have also improved tremendously. I am delighted to have found Yoga On York and look forward to a life long practice.
I can't tell you what an impact Yoga On York had on me this summer. Not only do I find the practice of yoga a good fit for me, I firmly believe that starting with you as my teachers made the whole experience so....perfect. You have a good balance of knowing when to motivate to go deeper, but also to know when to support when one has reached their limit. You will be happy to know I had my whole family doing the pigeon pose after dinner! Athletics is a very big part of our lives and I want my children to start to see the benefits of yoga in relation to the sports they love to play. Thanks you so much.
Summer Resident of York