Nov 04, 2020
“Thursday evening yoga class with Mary-Ellen Sutton has proven to be a rewarding new endeavor. Mary-Ellen’s gentle voice and spirit guide the class through a series of movements that stretch the body and relax the mind. Join us !”
Oct 31, 2020
“Chair yoga class was more challenging than expected and left class feeling more limber. Studio is brand new, clean and overlooks pond. Covid-19 protocols being followed”.
Jan 16, 2021
“Mary-Ellen Sutton is one of the kindest souls. She is the most “peaceful” yoga instructor that I have visited. I attended the chair yoga class. (I am an older client with pre-existing back/leg/feet issues, so needless to say I was apprehensive.) I followed the Covid-19 required guidelines then was brought into a beautiful, brand new, spacious yoga studio that overlooked Pameacha Pond. Tranquility cannot help but bring calm. Within the first five minutes I was put at ease. She explained all the moves as the class progressed and how the various poses would affect our well being. She is extremely knowledgeable and I will highly recommend her. I will happily return to take more yoga classes and begin my journey with Reiki and Aromatherapy. My gratitude and new healthy outlook directly relates to meeting Mary-Ellen. Thank you so much!”
Origin of “Cheemah” Yoga Studio Name
After visiting my son and his family in Oakland, California and touring Jack London Square, I was drawn to the bronze peace statue called “Cheemah” Mother of the Spirit-Fire by artist Osprey Orielle Lake.
Her plaque reads in part “Cheemah is the spirit of Life and is all light on the Earth. Cheemah, Mother of the Spirit-Fire is dedicated to healing the differences and pain of our world family and working together to heal our relationship with our precious Planet”.
In that moment I knew the name and philosophy for my future yoga studio and mission.