Opened in July of 2011
Panacea Yoga Studio was established to offer the community a safe place to do Yoga. The studio offers a variety of classes in a large and comfortable open space. If you are new to Yoga, or a regular practicing Yogi, this is the place for you. The Yoga classes offered at Panacea studio are geared for people of all ages. We are offering Yoga for Kids, Prenatal Yoga, Mommy and Me Yoga….and Dad too, Chair side Yoga, and the traditional Basic/intermediate level Yoga classes, as well as individual one on one yoga classes!
In 2014, Our location expanded in Hallowell, Maine. Panacea School Of Integrative Health was born to provide the opportunity for those seeking alternative education. In addition to our wonderful Yoga Studio, we now offer a state Certified Massage Therapy Program, a Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher training, in addition to other extensive continued educational based workshops and herbology training.
Check back in on our website for additional upcoming specialty classes, workshops and training’s. We enjoy offering specialty classes that may take place outside of the studio during our beautiful summers here in Maine, close to the studio by some of the local lakes. We are a fully equipped yoga studio, and educational training establishment with all the essential things you may need to make your yoga practice, and educational needs more comfortable and enriching.
About the Owner:
Suzanne Imbruno Cobb grew up in Winthrop Maine where she resided most of her life. She presently lives in the Hallowell Maine area with her husband Justin, their 11 year old son Lorenzo Thomas Cobb, their second child Luther Niro Cobb, who just turned 3 on October 12th 2017. Their 3rd son Linus Imbruno Cobb will be 2 in March 2018. They are expecting their 4th son Lochlan Alfred Cobb in July 2018.
Suzanne has been interested in alternative health most of her life. For several years now she has had a deep desire to own a yoga studio, and wellness school and to share the gift of health with others.
Her Yoga Practice began with several amazing instructors all over the state of Maine. Her first initial class was almost 20 years ago with a local chiropractor to central Maine, many people know her as Dr. Jules. She got her certification with Amy Hopkins at Glow in York, Maine “Art and Science of Prenatal Yoga”. Additionally, she received other Hatha Yoga certifications in Basic, Chair, and Kids Yoga with Dr. Paul Jerard through Aura Wellness Center in Attleboro, Massachusetts. She continued to further her yoga studies with Well Heart Yoga School out of Southern Maine, Hosting this RYT school at her studio location, training several local individuals within the discipline of yoga studies. She continues to learn and train in her yoga studies with amazing well known instructors across the country that also guest teach at Panacea. Alex Amorosi from Boston and Lauren Eckstrom and Travis Eliot from LA.
Her passion for yoga, herbal studies and healing intuitive body work, began almost 20 years ago, and her dedicated practice has lead her to open Panacea Yoga Studios & Panacea School Of Integrative Health LLC. The name “Panacea” fits the studio name perfectly as the meaning is derived from the Greek Goddess of Healing. Suzanne opened Panacea Yoga Studio’s in July of 2011.
Additionally, Suzanne studied herbology through Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center in Vermont. She gives an abundance of her learning from good friend, master herbalist, maine guide and intuitive Ray Reitze, she feels these experiences with her herbal education and exposure will compliment her studio and school herbal training’s from a holistic perspective. Herbs & specific plants are known to have an abundant amount of healing properties, and can help to keep the body in balance, especially during times of stress. Suzanne has developed a huge interest in the healing properties of herbs for many years and has been inspired by renowned herbalist Deb Soule owner of Avena Botanicals in Rockland Maine.
Suzanne has extensive knowledge with integrative health collaborating a college background in Health Science, several hundred hours of yoga teacher trainings within a variety of yogic disciplines, studying herbology for over 20 years, receiving her level I, 2 and master level Reiki energy trainings with Alex Amorosi from Boston. She is also currently a licensed massage therapist at her Hallowell studio location.
She has been extensively researching Lyme disease for almost a decade now, as she fell chronically sick from the devastating effects of Lyme/EBV illness and now uses her knowledge to help those suffering from this and other chronic diseases with resourceful information and private consults to help others towards a better quality of life.
Why Yoga at Panacea Studios?
Panacea Yoga Studios was developed for one reason….To share the idea that Yoga is a naturally derived practice suitable for people of all ages. This studio offers a variety of diverse classes to meet individual needs on many levels. Learning a variety of asanas (yoga poses) and pranayama (yoga breathing) guided imagery(meditation)collaborated together makes this fun practice of yoga meaningful.
Individuals unfamiliar with yoga practice and its wide range of benefits often make the assumption that yoga is something geared for the strongest, most flexible, extremely disciplined person. This is a fabricated myth we would like to correct.
The good news…… yoga is for people of all ages and levels, new to yoga or familiar with this ancient practice rooting more than 5000 years ago. The philosophy behind this creative union of mental and physical balance truly enriches the quality of people’s lives, helping to lessen symptoms of disease and build a strong foundation for a better overall quality of life.
The vast benefit’s yoga offers is endless, just to name a few:
- Helps to naturally realign the spine and correct poor postural habits.
- Enhances a great overall body stretch to accommodate our busy lives.
- Increased muscle strength.
- Reduces stress/anxiety/exhaustion for a more balanced mood, by naturally increasing circulation in our bodies and increasing oxygen levels, additionally aiding a healthy cardiovascular system.
- Helps to tone internal digestive organs to keep them functioning more optimally.
- Cleanses and detoxifies impurities in the body.
- Relaxes the mind and helps to purify a healthy nervous system.
- Can help to heal from illness/injury more quickly.