DAVID YEARWOOD                 is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor at the Intermediate Junior II certification level. David and his wife Parks McKinney are honored to own and operate Portland Yoga Studio. In 2015 David travelled to India to study for one month with the Iyengars at RIMYI in Pune. In 2011-12 he completed an eight month direct study apprenticeship with Lois Steinberg, Phd, and Certified Advanced Iyengar Yoga Teacher.David has practiced Iyengar Yoga for 25 years and taught for 22, several years of which were spent teaching at the Iyengar Institute of Manhattan under the mentorship of the greatly missed and cherished, Mary Dunn.  David's style is supportive, direct, encouraging, light-hearted and insightful.  He has a love of and devotion to practice, study, and teaching and aspires that every student leave class with clear work to do from clear work that they've done, and the tranquility and confidence that comes from relating deeply within oneself.  contact David:  207-228-5553,







STEPHANIE ABRAMS                a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, started teaching in 2001 after an apprenticeship with John Schumacher.  She taught at Unity Woods Yoga Center in Washington, D.C. for five years until she moved to Maine in 2006.  Since her move to New England, she has studied with Peentz Dubble, Patricia Walden, Lois Steinberg, and Kim Peralta, among others, and teaches at Portland Yoga Studio.  Now, in the midst of raising three small children, she continues to find yoga practice a tool of both restoration and refinement.  She brings her clear love for the topic, an infectious laugh, and a deep respect for the practice to her classes. contact Stephanie:, 207-712-9369








PAMELA RYAN                   is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor.  Pamela has been studying Iyengar yoga since 1989. She is a longtime student of Patricia Walden of Cambridge, MA, whom she has assisted in Yogamala's Teacher Training program as well as in various workshops throughout the years.  She also travels regularly to Pune, India to study with the Iyengars.  To her, teaching is an extension of her practice and an integral part of her life.  She feels blessed to share the clarity and joy that come from practicing this vast and wonderful subject. Contact Pamela: 207-767-0147 home,,






DALE SHIELDS                   is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor. Dale has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2007 and recieved her Introductory Level II certification in 2015. She completed her teacher training with Janice Vien, certified at the Iyengar Junior Intermediate III level and Jill Johnson, certified at the Intermediate Junior II level.  Dale lives in Yarmouth and is now studying with local Iyengar certified teachers as well as making regular trips to Boston to study with Patricia Walden who holds an Iyengar senior advanced certificate. Dale enjoys sharing yoga with beginners and brings with her a sense of humor and a passion for lifelong learning gained from 20 years of homeschooling her three children.  Contact Dale: 207-847-3497,








LIZ LEUTHNER                       is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher at the Introductory I/II certification level. She studies and practices in Maine with CIYTs David Yearwood and Kim Peralta. In addition to PYS, Liz also teaches at the Portland YMCA and for local addiction treatment programs. Her practice is also deeply influenced by the bhakti (or “devotional”) path of love and service, offering seva yoga for recovery weekly at HopeGateway. Liz lectures and teaches on the relationship between yoga and addiction recovery, most recently at the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery, Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery, Crossroads/Back Cove, The Plymouth House, and The Alcyon Center.  

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