Adele Gale opened Midcoast Yoga Shala in 2005. Her journey into practice began in 1982 after an interest in Eastern philosophy led her to yoga asana. Along the way she has been guided by many remarkable practitioner/teachers, particularly Norman Allen, David Swensen, Ranjani Cobo, Rodney Yee, Tim Miller, Russill Paul and Richard Freeman. 

While owner/operator of Atlanta Yoga from 1998 to 2004, Adele conducted yoga workshops throughout the south and midwest US and was an invited lecturer at Emory University and the University of Georgia. In 1999, Adele served as personal yoga teacher and massage therapist for Grammy-winning recording artist Sheryl Crow during the Lilith Fair tour, and again during the initial creative process for Sheryl's subsequent album. 

Since 2004, Adele has delved deeply into the practice of sound yoga and meditation. In 2012, she completed a three year intensive under the guidance of Russill Paul - master musician, teacher, and director of the Yoga Mystery School. 

After over three decades of practice, Adele's deepest gratitude lies with the greatest teachers of all - her local community and her beloved family.

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Marcia DeGeer has been practicing yoga for 29 years.  At her first yoga class, Marcia discovered that she could be present in the moment through a connection to her body and was immediately inspired.  She received her teacher training in 2000 with Patricia Brown of BodyPrayers yoga and after earning her law degree began teaching yoga in 2010.   She teaches from a foundation in the Iyengar tradition.  While emphasizing form and alignment, it is not about perfection but it includes gentle corrections to enable you to understand where you are in relation to the pose.  From this understanding one can mindfully encourage the body to open.  Marcia emphasizes taking your yoga practice out of the classroom and into your daily life.  

Every class includes restorative postures based on Judith Lasater’s practice.  A class environment encourages and honors the body’s need for deep rest.  Marcia became certified in Lasater's Relax and Renew (registered trademark) program in 2016. She has had the privilege of learning from many inspiring teachers, including, but not limited to, Patricia Brown, Adele Gale, Kate O’Connor, Jan Cillo, Carla Stangenberg, and Christine Findley.  The birth of her daughter, Frances has given her a willing partner to practice with at home.  Marcia balances her yoga teaching with a private law practice.

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Lynn Sparkes completed her initial yoga teacher training with Shiva Shakti School of Yoga and then received additional teacher trainings with Iyengar and Anusara inspired instructors. She has studied  yoga therapy, Ayurvedic yoga therapy and yin yoga.

Lynn currently offers private yoga sessions as well as Yin style classes at Mid Coast Yoga Shala and chair yoga at The Lincoln Home.

When Lynn first started exploring yoga she was so tight in her neck and shoulders that she was not able to lift her arms higher than shoulder height. She found that a consistent yoga practice and yoga therapy relieved the tightness and she was able to move her arms in neck with a flexibility and ease that had not been possible for many years. The sacred space in the yoga studio promoted a sense of serenity that enticed her to envelop herself in her practice.

Lynn's career as an audiologist provided her with the opportunity to enhance people's outward communication abilities. As a yoga instructor she guides students towards rediscovering a wholeness in their lives, an inner peace that is not ruffled by the outward struggles we all face. Lynn's spiritual journey has awakened a sense of strength and surrender. This has been enabling her to discover and enjoy a healthy body and has opened her heart to new levels of joy.
Lynn is enthused to be sharing her love of yoga with her students.

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Sarah Plummer has taught group exercise for the last 25 years. She has taught step aerobics, pilates, weight training, exercise ball, piyo and yoga. Sarah is a music teacher at the Chewonki Foundation and has taught music for the last 30 years. She finds inspiration in music, and uses it during her yoga classes. She has been teaching yoga on Pemazuid Beach for the last ten years, and has recently completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification with Melanie Burns of Wicked Good Yoga in Wiscasset. Sharah teaches yoga because of all the wonderful benefits it provides such as injury prevention, helping one to discover one's own strength, and facilitating a deep inner connection.

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