Nancy A

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 !”

John S

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”.

Kim B

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.

Click here for link at www.cheemahproject.org website