Suzanne Imbruno Cobb was born a healer and medical/spiritual intuitive. She has studied plant medicine for more than 20 years. She teaches yoga and instructs Anatomy & Physiology at Panacea School. After fighting a long illness with Epstein Barr Virus and misdiagnosed Lyme disease over 10 years ago, she found her passion to help guide others to find healing and has shown students the way to a happy healthy life by opening Panacea yoga studios in 2011 and Panacea School of Integrative Health in 2014. She lives in the Hallowell Maine area with her husband Justin and her 3 boys Lorenzo, Luther and Linus. www.panaceayogastudios.com
Hollie Kunesh is a nurturing and energetically connected person. She has excellent communication skills as well as strong organizational and time management capabilities. She has a wonderful ability to create an inclusive environment where our students at Panacea School can feel empowered to become the highest version of the person/student they wish to be. Hollie is a highly skilled Licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in Prenatal Massage and Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. She sees clients at Peoples Salon and Spa in Waterville, and is also a trained birth doula. www.holliekunesh.com
Jop Blom is a man full of wisdom, he is inquisitive, and his sense of humor is a favorite of our students. Jop brings another dimension of unexplored learning to our kinesiology class at Panacea School. Originally from the Netherlands, Jop has been practicing physical therapy for over 30 years. He currently works as a PT for Maine General Medical Center. He also operates Annabessacook farm with his husband. www.annabessacookfarm.com
Brandi Nelson,CAMT, LMT, has been practicing Therapeutic Massage Therapy since 2003. She is certified in Advanced Myofascial Techniques and specializes in Craniosacral Therapy. She is a passionate and encouraging teacher and an amazing massage therapist to learn from through the eyes of the Panacea students and her massage clients. She is the owner of Golden Touch Massage Therapy in Readfield Maine. www.mainegoldentouchmassage.com
Sara Dostie’s Journey as a healing arts practitioner was a calling from a young age. She gained her own wisdom through her illness with Fibromyalgia Syndrome, and feels rewarded helping others to find relief along their path. Sara is an amazing and gifted massage therapist, she is an important assest to Panacea School. Sara is a Maine guide and owns and operates her own business Healing Hands Holistic Wellness in Hallowell Maine. www.mainehealinghands.biz
Anita Smith was born and raised in the west. She spent every moment she could with every sort of animal, they were her playmates and teachers. She lives on a small farm with her husband. Anita specializes in Neuromuscular Massage, she became a licensed massage therapist in Colorado. Her amazing abilities, perspectives and insight about the human body is fascinating. Anita sees clients at her Massage office in Gardiner Maine.
Alex Amorosi currently lives in Watertown Massachusetts with Bonsai his Maine Coon cat. He teaches in the Boston area as well as making frequent trips to teach in Maine and Connecticut. His connection to the art and science part of yoga engulfs the panacea yoga students for a life changing experience. Words by Alex: “yoga literally saved my life. Yoga continues to help me grow, shift, and change to be a better human being. Yoga guided me to my life’s purpose. Yoga helps me celebrate my triumphs and do better by my mistakes. The combination of yoga and energy work has helped me shift unhealthy patterns I thought were intractable.” Alex owns and operates Alex Amorosi Yoga, Reiki and coaching. “Alex is also a Level 3 Reiki Master and Teacher and practices and teaches energy work in Boston. www.alexamorosiyoga.com
Tory Johnson is a Yoga Teacher & Photographer. She first started yoga when her mom would roll out her own mat and she would just copy any movement she did. Tory deepened her practice in the beginning of 2016 by achieving her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Transcending Yoga led by Valerie Baltzer in Swansboro, NC. This is where her husband who was stationed in the Marine Corps. Shortly after he ended is active duty service they moved home to Maine and Panacea was the first studio Tory stepped into. She had been disconnected from the practice but walking through the studio doors felt like home and naturally she felt the need to teach in the area. Along with showing up for class she has also taken advantage of some amazing opportunities Panacea has offered with teachers from all over the country and she is now working towards her 300HR RYT with Travis Eliot training over the next year at Panacea Yoga Studios! She is looking forward to this next season of life at panacea and teaching in a place that feels so much like home to her.
Erica Stuhff’s journey with movement started at age five when she began taking modern dance lessons. Since this early introduction, she has been drawn to creative expression through movement and breath. In her twenties, this continual pursuit eventually led her to a vinyasa yoga practice. Since then she has delved deeper into her practice, expanding it to include various disciplines of yoga, pranayama, and meditation. Erica completed her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher training in the spring of 2017 at Panacea School of Integrative Health with Suzanne Imbruno Cobb. She found Panacea to be a uniquely comfortable, inviting, space with Suzanne providing a holistic, comprehensive, yoga teacher-training program. Erica has always been sensitive and compassionate, and this inherent nature combined with her practical experience and education have compelled her to share the gift of yoga with others. Erica is continually evolving as a practitioner and teacher as she looks forward to completing her continuing education and 500 hour RYT certification at Panacea School with Suzanne, and guest teachers Alex Amorosi, Travis Eliot and Lauren Eckstrom.
Mike Keighley grew up in Ohio and then fell in love with Maine while attending the University of Maine. He was a helicopter pilot in the Army, serving over 8 years, with deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. Mike brings a down to earth feel into his yoga, pranayama, and meditation, which has been valuable in enabling him to re-connect while finding an identity outside of the military. Mike currently lives in Augusta with his polydactyl cat Clark
Nedra combines various yogic techniques that complement each other, practiced in concession in order to offer a deeper understanding of yoga as a whole. Classes are offered to all; entry level basics with more advance variations for those who have a yogic background. An hour of combination yoga begins with some breath work/ pranayama, followed by a series of deep yin stretching which lead into a heat building vinyasa flow/ complimentary asanas with various transitions, ending in a peaceful meditative closing savasana.