Subscribing less to a particular brand name or style, Lily believes that a teacher should meet the student where they are so that the yoga is tailored to the needs of the student. On the mat she incorporates yoga philosophy and nursing knowledge into her teaching, she creates space for others to explore and experience how the mind, body, and spirit are all connected. She encourages people to reframe their perceptions, to pursue their vitality, to live passionately, in short, to stop running from oneself. The goal in class is to have each student leave with an alignment of mind body and spirit… an open heart, a calm mind, and a strong body – all key elements in taking their yoga “off the mat” and into their daily lives, truly living their yoga.

Lily has been a student of yoga since she was 11 years old and is now a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). She has trained with Jacqui Bonwell (200hrs), Sue Jones, Ame Wren, Nicole Clark, Phillip Askew, David Regelin, Bryan Kest, Kathryn Budig, Johnny Gillespie, Alison Sinatra, Carissa Ciuca, Grace Jull and many more inspiring teachers. Certified level 1 & 2 Yin Yoga training with Josh Summers. Forrest Yoga Teacher immersion with Erica Mather. Mentorship with Nicole Clark. Lily finished 100hrs of Ashtanga Teacher Training with Kimberly Dahlmann (student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois) and teacher immersion with Eddie Modestini (student of B.K.S. Iyengar).

Lily’s years of yoga practice she has studied many traditions of yoga allowing her to develop her own unique style of invigorating flow and healthy alignment. She also is skilled in safe hands on ajeusments and assits and holds master reiki (energy healing) certification.

In addition to being the Breathing Room owner  and teaching weekly group and private yoga classes, she serves as a teacher mentor and is director of The Breathing Room’s celebrated 200-hour teacher training.

Off the Mat Lily graduated from UNE with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Born and raised in Southern Pines, NC, Lily found her second home in Portland, Maine.

Lily is deeply grateful to all of her teachers and students, on and off the mat.

Susy Hawes

Susy Hawes began exploring yoga in high school and has been practicing for the 12 years since. She was drawn to share the practice with others and in May 2012 completed the 200 hour teaching training here at Breathing Room. In Susy’s yoga classes, the breath and inward focus are just as important as the physical poses. Susy works to create a space for students to feel both their mind and body centered and calm.

While her certification is in Vinyasa Flow, she often incorporate aspects of Iyengar, Integral, or restorative yoga traditions. Susy is honored to continue to be both inspired and guided by her teachers: Carissa Ciuca, Heather Raylinsky, Brett Russman, Grace Jull, Nicole Clark, Michael Plasha, and her first yoga teacher, Lynn Meehan.


Margo began teaching yoga in Boulder, Colorado.  She received her 500 hour RYT status with Yoga Alliance after completing her training in alignment based Vinyasa flow with Shannon Paige, Chris Muchow and Nancy Kate Williams. Since then, Margo has felt drawn to learn and delve deeper into the art of teaching restorative yoga.  She completed Level I and II Anjali Restorative Yoga Teacher Training as well as Bhava Vinyasa Teacher Training, a practice that combines the fluidity of a vinyasa practice with the healing of intentional rest.  She has truly gained an intense awareness and appreciation for the transformative power of yoga.

Her Vinyasa classes offer a gentle intensity that is focused on connection to the breath and energetic alignment. Her restorative classes move the student through a series of supported poses with elements of imagery, guided meditation and Pranayama to allow the student to ease into a place of intentional rest.  This past year, Margo designed and implemented a series of one on one sessions that were inspired by the transformational power of yoga.  These are called Heart and Soul Sessions and are meant to be empowering to the student to break through ‘the funk’ in order to live a life more connected to their heart and soul.

With roots in New England, Margo recently moved to Portland, ME with her husband to be closer to family and the ocean, one of her favorite teachers.

ethan bio
Ethan Kauffman

As a teacher I am nourished by my ever evolving practice, a journey which began in 2005 and continues to inspire and challenge. Through this process I have come to view each pose as an architectural form as well as an expression of vital energy. I artfully design each practice to unravel tension, cultivate strength, and alight the natural intelligence of the body. As a yoga teacher, I most value crafting a mindful and introspective experience in which practitioners of every level can find richness and exuberance. Each individual is honored with the gift of space and quiet, embodying moving meditation.

I teach numerous weekly classes in southern Maine, lead workshops, serve as an assistant for the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at the Breathing Room, and provide one on one sessions offering yoga, herbal healing, and holistic health guidance.

In the Summer of 2012, I completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teaching Program with the Breathing Room. I continue to be guided and inspired by my many teachers, including: Ame Wren, David Regelin, Leslie Kaminoff, Grace Jull, Ana Forest, Carissa Ciuca, and Heather Raylinsky.

Connect with Ethan – www.ethankauffmanyoga.com

Mae Corwin

Hailing from NYC, Mae is excited to bring her upbeat, inspired energy to Maine’s flourishing yoga community. Growing up in a family of yogis, Mae feels her life has been inspired by the East in many ways. Mae’s affinity for yoga first began at 6yrs old at an ashram in Woodstock, NY where she picked up an asana book and began copying complex poses to the bewilderment of onlookers. With a growing interest in holistic health and preventative medicine and a keen eye for movement analysis, Mae embarked on to yoga as a lifestyle and career.

Mae’s class will lead you on a yogic voyage through controlled breathwork, mindful meditation, innovative sun salutations and creatively sequenced standing poses, arm balances, backbends, and inversions. Mae’s presence welcomes both novice and advanced practitioners and invites students to express questions or concerns regarding their continued practice. Mae completed her 200hr Vinyasa training in 2011 at Atmananda in Manhattan. In 2014 while traveling South India she completed her 500hr Hatha training. With immense gratitude for her gurus on and off the mat, she would like to share this ancient practice with her students.

Liz Crawford

Liz has been practicing yoga since she was 14 and teaching for the past 8 years. Her yoga-teaching journey began by sharing ashtanga and vinyasa inspired yoga with fellow classmates. In 2010 Liz completed 200RYT requirements after studying with Kaoverii Weber’s Subtle Yoga Teacher Training and Life Transformation Program in Asheville, NC. Liz obtained her degree in Health Promotion at Appalachian State University in NC. After being accepted into University of New England’s Masters in Occupational Therapy Program, Liz moved to Maine summer 2014 to expand her studies of the human body and mind. Her intention for all students, no matter the type/ level of class she is teaching, is for the student to connect to the abundant peace and stillness within their self …where truth and real strength are found. Inspired by the therapeutic precision of Subtle Yoga, Liz’s classes blend a vinyasa energy, providing a challenging, yet nurturing and peaceful practice for students.

sarah w
Sarah Jane Whitridge

Sarah attributes her introduction to yoga to her mother, who is herself a long time yogi. She encouraged Sarah to attend her first class and reap the benefits of the practice. This journey began in 1998, when she was 17, in her native country of England. Since then, she has dipped in and out of yoga while working in the film industry, teaching, working in art restoration and navigating motherhood. Yoga was then, and continues to be, a constant calming resource in her life. She is passionate about breath work, meditation and the spiritual connection of yoga and its aid in traversing life’s ups and downs.

Sarah completed a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at the Breathing Room in 2013 and continued her study in 2015 with a further 200hr Ashaya Yoga® Teacher Training with Todd Norian.

She has taken a Restorative YTT with Margo Rosingana and also a Level 1 Children’s Yoga Teacher Training with Sharon Trull at ChildLight Yoga™.

She is incredibly humbled and honoured to be teaching in the Breathing Room community and likes to bring humour and honesty into the space and create carefully structured sequences for people from all walks of life.

Sarah is grateful to her first yoga teacher Charlotte Katz in England and to every teacher of yoga and of life, across Europe and America with whom she has learned.


jamie w
Jamie Worster

Jamie Worster is a Mama, a Certified Hatha + Prenatal yoga teacher and DONA trained Doula. Jamie has been a student of yoga since 2001. She earned her certification from YogaWorks in Los Angeles, CA and has studied under Seane Corn, Annie Carpenter and Gurmukh. With her bright warmth and down-to-earth style, Jamie’s teaching draws on multiple disciplines including Vinyasa flow, Iyengar, and Kundalini. Jamie is honored to share the joy and empowerment that is cultivated through community, meditation, yoga postures, and breath work. She believes the practice of yoga offers a chance to pause, to bring patience to the mind, articulation to the body and empowerment to the heart. Jamie offers classes that are safe, challenging, well sequenced-and fun!

Tania Zuckerman

Tania Zuckerman began her exploration of yoga in 1992 during her study of body, mind and spirit connections. For many years since then, yoga, meditation and breathwork have been an integral part of her personal and professional life as a powerful path to healing and body/mind awareness. She trained as a yoga teacher at the Breathing Room in South Portland in 2014 where she received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification. Tania has been facilitating individuals and groups in empowerment for over 12 years as a Somatic Breathwork practitioner. To learn more about Tania visit www.spiraldancebreathwork.com.

Holly Martzial

Holly Martzial is a Vinyasa Yoga instructor in Portland, Maine. She was first drawn to yoga upon discovering how the practice simultaneously energized her body and calmed her mind. As life got busier, Holly found herself craving more time on her mat. After about five years of steady practice Holly yearned for a deeper understanding of what was happening in her mind and body when she practiced yoga.

Holly took the first step toward immersing herself in the study of yoga in 2011 when she completed her Assistant Training at Prana Power Yoga in Cambridge, MA. and began regularly assisting classes beneath renowned teacher, Sue Jones. She loved enhancing the experience for the students through hands on assisting, and it was through this that Holly realized she wanted to become a teacher. Holly has since completed her 200 hour teacher training under the guidance of Jacqui Bonwell, as well as a Restorative Yoga Teacher Training at the Breathing Room with Margo Rosingana.

Holly’s comprehensive classes build from the ground up, emphasizing safe alignment while maintaining a fun and playful environment. She guides her students through a funky flow to energize and challenge the physical body and cools down with restorative techniques to calm the mind, all synced to an awesome soundtrack! Holly’s motto in life and in her teaching is: “Do YOU!” When you come to her class you will be encouraged to listen to your own body and allow your experience to be as individual as you are.

Kelley Voegelin

Kelley is inspired by the connection of breath, mind & body, & how we can balance ourselves through awareness of their innate relationship. Her classes are informed by seasonal practices, mudra, & meditation. She holds a welcoming space where all are encouraged to find their practice within alignment based Vinyasa flow, breath awareness, & mental focus. Kelley aims to challenge, nurture, & inspire her students.

Kelley studied Yoga & Reiki with many wonderful teachers in New York City. She is a 500+hr certified yoga teacher, beginning with her 200hr certification at Greenhouse Holistic under the tutelage of Summer Quashie & Leigh Evans. She then earned her 300hr with Yoga Sukhavati, an advanced training focusing on Ayurveda & Chinese Medicine. She has also completed an 85hr certification in Prenatal Yoga from Sacred Shape with Summer Quashie & James Bae. Kelley is certified Reiki Levels 1 & 2 in the Usui System of Reiki healing under the training of Lyndsey Harrington, Reiki Master.

Originally from Upstate New York & receiving her formal education with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Syracuse University, Kelley has spent the last decade living in New York City. After working as a high end Art Handler to then becoming a full time Yoga Instructor, she decided it was time to bid farewell to her beloved city & evolve toward a different pace of life. Kelley currently resides in South Portland, Maine. Art-making, gardening, & spending time with her dog to the chorus of surrounding ships & seagulls are just a few of the pleasures that fill her spare time.

Subs & Teaching at BR

While most of our regularly scheduled teachers swap and sub classes as needed, we do occasionally welcome a substitute teacher to lead classes in our space!  Our subs are talented, inspired, and have 200+ hours of training. We are so grateful to work with these talented teachers who occasionally sub in our space.

Interested in teaching with us?

All of our teachers have been students here at one time or another.  All our current teachers practice in our space! It helps to foster our connected community experience, which we are known for at Breathing Room.

If you’d like to apply to teach or sub with us, please come in a try a few different classes first, get a feel for our space, see how the studio operates and learn about our community– we look forward to seeing you in class soon!