Who We Are
Panacea Yoga Studio
Panacea Yoga Studio opened in July of 2011 and 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.
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.
We also offer 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 and their 4 boys, Lorenzo, Luther, Linus and Lochlan.
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. Dan Nevins from Florida, Alex Amorosi from Boston, and Lauren Eckstrom and Travis Eliot from LA.
Suzanne’s 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 since expanded her own line of healing plant medicine known as Ravens Remedy.
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 energy trainings with Alex Amorosi from Boston. She is also currently a licensed massage therapist at her Hallowell studio location.
Suzanne has been extensively researching Lyme disease for almost 15 years, 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. The Fire Fly photonics light Therapy is now available for sessions with clients to help regulate chronic pain and other illness or ailments within the body.
Laurie Hayden-South China
Amazing new therapy available in Central Maine! After a slip and fall on the ice I was experiencing severe lower back pain that yoga, massage and chiropractic could not help. With just one session of the light therapy, my back pain was completely eliminated! The relaxation response from even 5 minutes of light is incredible. I would easily compare it to that blissed out feeling you get after a good massage. It’s so yummy, you want to stay there forever.
April 2021 I had Covid and lost my taste and smell and a year later I was still suffering from it. After two sessions this week with Suzanne at Panacea School Of Integrative Health doing firefly light therapy I am getting it back, almost to fast! It’s assaulting to have it return so quickly! I’m smelling everything! I know I was super depressed being without it for so long so if you are suffering from this give Suzanne a call and schedule an appointment asap!
I’ve suffered with severe insomnia, digestive issues/ gut dysbiosis and anxiety for 20yrs. I’ve literally tried everything and thrown 10s of thousands of dollars at these issues. In December I contracted covid for 4 weeks and it sent my immune and nervous system in overdrive. My son as well got it and had the same symptoms as I did, where we couldn’t sleep at all and barely could eat. After recovery we still could barely eat or sleep for months. I decided to try the Firefly light therapy when Suzanne described it to me and I realized this was not only pure light therapy of full Spectrum blue, red and infrared it also intertwines Rife like technology. When she scanned me the first visit she was shocked how high my viral/bacterial/parasitic load was. After our first visit we both noticed we were able to get our appetites back and started sleeping better. I was scanned again before my 4th treatment today and went from 38 hits above normal to 1 hit above normal for pathogen load. I’ve gone from losing a scary amount of weight to where I had to force-feed myself and feeling like I was not absorbing any nutrients. I looked like I was wasting away. I am now up to my pre covid weight and able to sleep more than 4 hrs per night. Same with my son. I’m so grateful to Suzanne and for this technology she’s brought to Maine. I was getting ready to drop thousands of $$ on another round of new practioners and testing and that whole slippery slope for both me and my son and now I feel as though there is a very reasonable and fast solution for illness.
Elizabeth Brown-West Gardiner
I’ve been seeing Suzanne the last couple months to help with some previous mystery health concerns from Auto immune, Lyme, migraines, foggy brain and memory issues. Light therapy has been a Godsend, literally. I am so pleased with my initial treatments and results I now treat myself to self-care by choice weekly to these amazing sessions that have helped with numerous amount of things from increased energy, reducing insomnia, feeling clear headed, calm, and organized in my thoughts and even anti-aging! I’m blown away by the anti-aging piece. Who would have thought a state of the art treatment like this rare gem, in the state of maine, this is not the typical basic light laser, those lights have 1-2 bandwidths of light. I have learned, this firefly light has 8 pure light spectrum bandwidths! People that have not tried this yet are missing out. It’s safe and 100% worth every penny.
As someone who has struggled with Lyme disease and other chronic health issues, I have tried a vast array of healing modalities. In particular, Lyme majorly took its toll on my digestive system. After several treatments of Firefly Light during an acute IBS flare up, I am feeling dramatically better and more optimistic about my health and well-being.
I have seen Suzanne a few times for light therapy treatment and have had some very good results. I had a mild stroke several years ago. The light therapy seems to have helped my thought clarity and relieved some word searching difficulties. It has also given me an overall calm feeling relieving some of my anxieties. I have also suffered with tinnitus for years. The light therapy has reduced the static sounds down to a tolerable level. Similarly I struggle with chronic neck pain. The light therapy has improved my range of motion by 80% when turning my head. I am definitely happy with these results that have improved my daily functions.
I was diagnosed with Guillain Barre’ Syndrome in 2014. I was left with legs that felt like logs with a constant burning sensation all of the time..mostly in my calves and feet. When sitting with my right foot up ..and someone would push it forward I would have agonizing pain. My balance wasn’t good..so I would have to be very careful not to fall. When I got up to walk, my feet felt like they were on ice …no grip. I spoke to Suzanne about the Firefly Light Therapy and decided to make an appointment. To be honest, I was VERY skeptical. I noticed a difference after the first appointment. I have had four treatments and the improvements are: My legs have more feeling and the burning sensation has almost disappeared. The agonizing pain on my right foot is completely gone. My balance is better. My feet have a grip..no more walking on ice. I am very pleased with the results . I am now going for maintenance. If you have pain or an ongoing condition, I recommend you try the Firefly Light Treatment with Suzanne. It has helped me…maybe it would help you too!! You have nothing to lose but the pain!!!
I greatly enjoyed my time in the 200 hr YTT at Panacea school of integrative health. Working with Suzanne has lead to one of the greatest relationships I could have hoped for in a yoga teacher. She is very knowledgeable about a variety of topics, and includes multiple teachers from various styles and backgrounds to teach the students throughout the journey. Suzanne is a warrior, and shares her story openly for all to learn from. Her love and passion for holistic health and wellness shines clear and all who get the chance to experience it are far better for it! The training was very affordable and the payment plan option made my dream a reality. The flexibility of the weekend intensive created a strong sense of community among the group as we all grew together throughout the program. I highly recommend it!
Beth Murphy, LMT
Panacea School of Integrative Health started popping up in my Facebook newsfeed at a time when I was feeling burnout in my current field of work. I felt really drawn to the energy of this school. After a lot of thought I decided to apply for the Massage Therapy program and it has been a wonderful life changing experience for me. Most grateful for the central location, the diverse group of teachers, and the hands on learning. I am currently working as a Licensed Massage Therapist at the Senator Spa in Augusta, Maine and am often asked by my clients where I received my training. I proudly tell them about Panacea School of Integrative Health.
I had an amazing experience earning my 200 hour RYT certification at Panacea School of Integrative Health. I’m so honored to learn from Suzanne and to share this experience with such wonderful people. This training has been integral to my evolution as a practitioner, and probably even more so as a person. Suzanne has created an inviting and comfortable atmosphere to both study and practice in. I appreciate that during the course of our training we had a variety of guest teachers who offered unique perspectives and techniques, and brought life to the material. I feel fortunate to have found this specific program because Suzanne incorporates elements of holistic wellness into her teachings that I’m not sure I would have gotten in another training. Lastly, I benefited immensely from the partner work that was incorporated into every weekend session. After graduating, I can say that It is exciting and humbling to think about sharing this gift of yoga with others!
I was looking for a massage school that really took an integrative approach to holistic wellness – one that prioritized mind-body connection and intuitive healing, as well as our own healing journey as a student. Boy, did I hit the jackpot! I am about 6 months into my education and I still pinch myself sometimes to remind myself it’s real and I am this lucky. We cover in-depth anatomy and hands on practice, incorporating lessons on extracurricular subjects such as Thai massage, acupuncture, making our own herbal oils, and amputee massage. And that’s just the first 6 months. It feels both rigorous and digestible. I’m excited to see what the next 12 bring. Although I was nervous about the 18-month approach, I’m grateful to have so much time to integrate and practice what I am learning. I know I’ll be able to hit the ground running when I leave. Suzanne and the staff at Panacea could not be cooler. They are extremely dedicated to their subjects and bear great wisdom while being completely salt-of-the-earth wonderful and understanding people. You will not be left behind in this class, and you will feel as challenged as you want to be. The extra projects allow people like me the chance to nerd out and study a bunch of extra topics on the side, which I really like and appreciate. This school is the way education should work, and more people should learn massage! Definitely worth the visit.
There are far too many positive things I could say for this amazing studio and Suzanne, the owner of Panacea. To list just a few reasons I would suggest exploring the many offerings at Panacea School of Integrative Health: When I discovered the 200 hour teacher training in Hallowell, it was at least an hour drive from where I live in North Yarmouth. I did a fair amount of homework on various teacher trainings which were local. Her prices were competitive and made the extra leg work worth it to find somewhere I could afford, outside of the economically over-saturated Portland bubble. I joined late, but took extra courses in pranayama and meditation to complete hours. Suzanne was understanding, flexible and fair. She made me feel welcomed and comfortable. The students in the 200 hour course I participated in were diverse and friendly. Ages and genders ranging, everyone was unique in their own ways, and had a great deal to offer in addition to the wealth of knowledge from Suzanne. We learned the foundations of how to teach yoga in a safe, informed and ethical way. In my experience, there are many people who call themselves instructors but who don’t have the best interest of their students in mind; just how much money can they make off of them. With scholarship options, payment plans and a baseline price that is one of the best in the whole southern Maine region, Suzanne makes taking her teacher training course affordable and attainable for average yogis who want the education and the 200 hr RYT status as teachers. We laughed, cried, breathed and learned together and left feeling connected and accomplished! Suzanne is a mentor who I admire greatly for her immense understanding of the many holistic arts, including but not limited to herbalism, yoga, massage, thai body work and pranayama. Specific to yoga, she has a firm experiential knowledge of prenatal yoga, kids yoga, chair and ailment-supporting yoga variations. We discussed trauma based yoga and the many options we can pursue as instructors beyond the 200 hour teacher training. Suzanne is a beautiful person and inspirational educator- take her classes and join the Panacea community!
If you are looking to change your life than Panacea School Of Integrative Health is the school for you. The Massage Program has its own unique program that caters to individual students while learning hands on. You will be taught by top of the line instructors in their field. As a person who struggled with learning, I excelled in this program. It has changed my life and made me see what I am capable of. You walk in a student and become a family.
Being a nurse with a clinical background in neurology, I was surprised to find myself feeling anxious and isolated when I experienced a Bell’s Palsy earlier this summer. Wanting only to be alone, I forced myself to attend a yoga class with Suzanne, who greeted me with open, knowing arms. Her warmth, knowledge and soft attention helped me to refocus and take care of myself.
Holly Berger Howard-Massachusetts
In August of 2014 I found myself in one of the darkest places I had been in my life when I was diagnosed with Lyme disease. I experienced everything from Bells Palsy, heart palpitations, electric shock sensations, extreme weight loss, massive panic attacks, the list goes on. I had numerous days where I couldn’t move because I was completely paralyzed by fear because I didn’t know what symptom I would experience next. I was living a nightmare. I spent countless appointments crying to doctors, pleading with them to help me. They who only looked at me as if I had a severe mental disorder and many of them said to me, “There is nothing wrong with you. You should be cured by now. It’s all in your head.” I felt hopeless and alone, knowing there was something very wrong with me and it wasn’t my imagination. I was definitely on my own with this battle. After reaching out on Facebook and posting what I had been through, many of my old high school friends told me to talk to Suzanne Cobb who graduated a few years ahead of me. She too had been severely affected by Lyme and was somehow able to overcome this beast of a disease. I found Suzanne to be extremely compassionate, knowledgeable and for the first time and only time in my battle with Lyme, the one person who completely understood what I had gone through and knew it wasn’t just in my head. She pointed out exactly what I was feeling and what remedies could help me gradually feel better. I remember her telling me over and over, “You will get better. It’s not any type of medicine that will cure you, it’s your own body/immune system that will fight this off. You just need help in making your body stronger to do it.” She was exactly right. She introduced me to various natural remedies, from turmeric, magnesium, and most importantly, DoTerra essential oils. She knew precisely what each oil did and how they would help me get on the path to recovery. She spent hours talking to me, encouraging me and most importantly, educating me on what my body needed and why. I am happy to say that after just a few short months of following her advice, I no longer experience any Lyme symptoms. I went from a very sad and lonely place to being able to enjoy my family and life again. I encourage anyone to listen and heed her advice. She did what no doctor ever could and I will forever be grateful to her.”
Suzanne was quick to recommend holy basil tincture to target my endocrine system to heal when I was diagnosed with Alopecia. Within four weeks of taking the tincture, my symptoms were improving and my hair loss rate decreased immensely. This was such a relief especially after hearing from my doctor that they didn’t know what to do for me and that the condition would either go away on its own or I’d live with it indefinitely. Thank you Suzanne! I can’t wait to take your herbal program and learn more! LMT-Maine
I went to Suzanne after having a chronic cough for over a year that was keeping me awake at night. I had gone to my physician several times for the same symptoms only to leave with a new prescription of medicine or inhalers. Nothing seemed to work. I was also experiencing joint and muscle pain along with weakness. After my wife’s constant insistence to go see Suzanne, I finally caved in. Suzanne spent at least an hour and a half with me and sent me home with a few foods I should avoid and supplements that would help. Within a weeks time my cough had stopped, I was sleeping through the night and my joint pain and weakness had disappeared. I was very hesitant about trying an alternative natural solution to my problems but I’m very happy I did and am thankful to Suzanne for her knowledge and expertise!
Amy Richard Krug-Maine
I was diagnosed as a non-smoker with stage IV lung cancer at the age of 42. As a Registered Nurse I know the science behind modern medicine; however in my heart I knew it was more than standard medical therapy that would help with prolonging my life. We have known each other since childhood and as soon as she found out, Suzanne offered to see me for a consult. I was immediately impressed with her passion and knowledge for natural healing. She educated me on herbal supplements, dietary changes, essential oils, and yoga poses to help expand my chest and improve my breathing. I have been following her instruction along with taking my Targeted Therapy medication. Thankfully, my follow up CT scan showed the tumors had decreased in size. I believe that the combination of traditional medicine and the holistic therapy are contributing to my healing. I cannot thank Suzanne enough for all of her support and highly recommend her services.