12 Pepperell Square #3c, Saco, ME

185 US Route 1
Scarborough ME

A Space for Grace
1 Marginal Way, 2nd Fl. Portland ME

18 Pepperell Square, Saco, ME 04072

Our Instructors

When you look at our schedule you’ll notice there is a variety of class options. Regardless of the specific class you choose, there is a consistent feel and purpose to our yoga independent of the class name, experience level necessary or the pacing of a class.

One of the reasons you will notice a consistency in our classes is that all of our yoga teachers were first students of Penny’s for a length of time who deepened their personal practices through her four month Lifestyle Immersion program followed by her practicum based 200 hour teacher training program. And we all believe there is a class for everyone!

All of our classes are physically therapeutic, strengthening, stretching, meditative and focused on showing you tools that you can carry from your mat immediately into your daily life. Giving you the ability to apply the theory and practice you learn in a class is very important to us. After all, don’t most of us come to this practice seeking more ease in our bodies or more peace in our minds? The value is in the application. Oh, and we also like to laugh a lot and have fun with the whole process!

Kusum Yoga is a natural outgrowth of the two styles of yoga that Penny has practiced and studied since 1993, We are primarily an Ashtanga Yoga based practice and are also strongly influenced by Amrit Yoga.

Ashtanga Yoga often gets touted as a highly vigorous yoga that is appropriate only for the young and already fit… search the internet and you’ll see. We practice and teach Ashtanga Yoga though as the highly physically therapeutic and individualizable form that it originally was… read Guruji by Donahaye, Eddie Stern to learn more. What we love about it is that it is a flexible practice which coordinates breath with movement in an intelligent and precise set of sequences. If we go through the Ashtanga series at a vigorous pace including the more difficult variations for each pose, this practice will create an opportunity to challenge your body and develop your cardio capacity and fitness level. If we go through the sequence at a moderate or even slow pace, offering individually based modifications for all poses, then the Ashtanga sequences can be quite deep and meditative while helping those with pain or injuries heal.

Amrit Yoga is a very slow moving, meditative practice that is designed to enable us to begin to sense our own life force (Prana) by cultivating a deep awareness and connection to simple sensation as it runs through our physical bodies, Over time we develop the habit of noticing sensation outside of the studio as we move through our lives, jobs and relationships. We cultivate a relationship with this inner guidance and, if we choose, we can begin to listen to this intuition or gut feeling more as we make decisions in our lives. This is a very deep and practical practice that fosters natural shifts in how we see the world and how we live.

Our Kusum Yoga class schedules blend opposite ends of the spectrum, a strong physical practice and a deep meditative one, so that every person can find a class that is appropriate for their needs. Ideally, we develop balance as we practice on both ends of that spectrum so maybe you try the classes you are easily drawn to and when the time is right, maybe you try the classes that you might find a little challenging.

As always if you would like help knowing where to start, please don’t hesitate to email or call us to choose your first class!

The Kusum Institute is a network of three Kusum Yoga Studios and space called the Kusum Room. Kusum Yoga Studios offer a wide range of yoga classes accessible and challenging for all levels.

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12 Pepperell Square, Saco ME

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185 US Route 1, Scarborough ME

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A Space for Grace
1 Marginal Way, 2nd Fl. Portland ME

Kusum Room Saco | Get Directions
18 Pepperell Square, Saco ME

The Kusum Room is a center for meditation and more. Our weekly schedule offers a unique combination of traditional meditation as well as yoga nidra, singing bowl meditation, pranayama (breath work), gentle meditative yoga, yoga for seniors & those with injuries, spiritual book clubs, discussion groups and we are excited to offer weekly group sessions with energy workers and intuitives for weekly clearings and readings.

Here’s the thing… we are here sharing what we do for yoga because yoga has quite simply changed the quality of our lives. We live happier with it and we love sharing what is good about it for us with others. We also know that most of us are living either strapped for time or are living on a budget (hence the stress in our lives that is the root of our unease).

So we offer several options to allow as many people to take as much yoga as possible. Our feeling is that if you decide you would like to make yoga a part of your life, you should be able to come in as often as you would like so we focus on offering unlimited monthly passes.

Kusum Yoga Studios

Passes can be used at any Kusum Yoga studio!
Locations in Saco, Scarborough, and Portland, Maine

  • Single Class $15 ($12 student, 65+)
  • 8 Class Pass (3 month expiration) $100
  • 1 Month Unlimited $100 ($85 student, 65+)
  • New to Studio 1 Week Unlimited $25
Kusum Room Saco
  • Single Class $15 ($12 student, 65+)
  • 8 Class Pass (3 month expiration) $100
  • 1 Month Unlimited $100 ($85 student, 65+)
  • New to Kusum Room 1 Month Unlimited $50
Combination Pass

Yoga Studios AND Kusum Room Saco
Pass can be used at any location!
Locations in Saco, Scarborough, and Portland, Maine

  • 1 Month Unlimited $130 ($100 student, 65+)
  • 8 Class Pass (3 month expiration) $100