The Yoga Center

Portland, Maine

Directors Vickie Labbe & Jennifer Cooper

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Vickie   Jennifer

Vickie began her yoga studies in 1975 and has been teaching yoga for over 35 years. Her unique approach draws from years of study of many traditions of yoga, philosophy, and meditation. She has a special interest in restorative and therapeutic yoga.
Jennifer discovered yoga in 1970 and began teaching in 1975. She enjoys sharing her years of study in various styles and techniques of yoga. Her experience includes twenty years of meditation practice and two trips to India. Jennifer also offers classes in Yamuna Body Rolling.
Vickie and Jennifer have been administrating The Yoga Center together for over thirty years. They have studied with many nationally known teachers including Arthur Kilmurray, Judith Lasater, Patricia Walden, Gabriel Halpern and many others. They have developed a teaching method that has evolved over years of study, practice, and teaching experience. They both bring a sense of humor and down-to-earth philosophy to their classes.

Additional Instructors
Michael Michael Doyle started as a student at The Yoga Center in 1989 and has studied with many nationally known teachers. He has been teaching for 25 years. Michael is an inspiring teacher, IT professional by day and an Old Boots hockey player by night.
David David Reese, P.T. is director of Falmouth Physical Therapy and has taught at The Yoga Center for 25 years. His teaching is enhanced by his sense of humor and knowledge of the body.
stacy Stacy Smith, RYT 500, has studied yoga since 1998. She approaches yoga in a holistic manner, blending the insights of Classical yoga with Ayurvedic teachings to nurture physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.
Marilyn Marilyn Hardy has been an authorized Feldenkrais Practitioner since 1983 and has studied directly with Dr. Feldenkrais. Marilyn and has a unique style that incorporates many bodymind modalities.
Nicole Nicole Gordon has studied with Master Teacher Alice Riccardi and has completed her 200 hour teacher training. Since becoming certified, Nicole has shared her love of yoga and taught adults, kids and teens.
Jeanette Jeanette Schmid, L.M.T. has been teaching over 21 years in various locations. She has studied with several nationally ranked Yoga teachers and has owned her own studio. She is also a massage therapist and bodyworker.
Joanne Joanne Sullivan, Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, YACEP. She is former owner of Yarmouth Yoga Studio has been fortunate to learn from many great yoga teachers and is inspired by her fellow teachers and yoga students. She practices what she loves to teach including Restorative, Yin and Gentle Yoga.

Other teachers may be listed on the schedule.