Kusum Institute is a center for weekly yoga and meditation classes and a center for inspired workshops and events in beautiful oceanside Saco Maine. Kusum Institute has brought in and sold out major events with revered teachers and guides such as Yogi Amrit Desai and Bhagavan Das along with a monthly schedule of workshops, immersions and trainings from both the Eastern energy based world and the Western science based world. Kusum Institute offers authentic offerings connecting teachings from the fields of science, medicine, psychology, ancient texts, yoga, and energy.

Kusum Institute’s mission is to offer knowledge and practices that quiet and focus our minds, strengthen our sense of inner connection, raise outer awareness of our place in the world and empower us to effect healing in the wider world. All done with lightness and integration of knowledge, insight and experience. The enjoyable side effect? Greater wellness and ease in our own daily lives.


The Kusum programs have grown organically since 2000 as Penny Kusum Clum began sharing the yoga, science and spirituality based experiences that deeply touched her life through offering book clubs, discussions, meditations, workshops and community events with the people at her home studio, Saco River Yoga (now named Kusum Institute).

As Penny realized how interested people were in learning and integrating what yoga is beyond the mat, her programs evolved into comprehensive Kusum Life Immersion programs for daily life, topic workshops, Whole Health Mindfulness Based Programs co-taught with therapists and other health care professionals for their client groups and Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher Trainings (RYT 200 and Specialty Intensives as Continuing Education), all based on whole health from the inside out and simple yet powerful techniques that create more ease in our daily lives.

We offer explorations in classroom settings, workshops, daily physical yoga practices, meditations and access to the knowledge of energy workers, therapists and holistic health care providers. All this is provided by a faculty of experts in a variety of fields ranging from research science to wellness to yoga to healing. Learning can take place both in person and, in the future, we will bring our programs online for distance learning as well.

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