Hi, I’m Deborah
Its time to reclaim your deep strength and confidence,
so you can step fully into your power and create the life of your dreams.
“A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing.
She goes where she will and without pretense and arrives at her destination,
prepared to be herself and only herself.” -Maya Angelou
I SEE YOU, STRUGGLING THE WAY I DID, FRUSTRATED with feeling anxious and insecure and being held back from living the life you really want.
I see you not knowing what causes these struggles and thinking this is the way it will always be.
I see you trying to cope with feelings of depression, anxiety, and low self-worth by using food, alcohol or other substances which only makes you feel
worse about yourself.
I see you feeling no matter how hard you work to shift unhealthy patterns
it always seem to feel like an uphill battle.
You are afraid to make decisions even when you know what you want.
You compare yourself to other women and often end up feeling insecure.
I see are ready to do whatever it takes to finally feel good about who you are and create the life you have always wanted yet have no idea where to begin.
It doesn’t have to be this way ~
You don’t have to struggle like this anymore. But I totally understand because years ago I was in the very same place.
You want to finally love yourself just as you are and start living in a way that is right for you doing what you love yet have no idea where to start and how to make it happen.
Hey There, I’m Deborah
My passion and life’s purpose is to help you know your worth, stand in your power, and create a deeply, authentic meaningful life.
I am a Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Mentor for Women who are ready to claim their gutsy cowgirl selves and transform their lives by building deep inner strength, confidence, and clarity so they can love who they are and create a deeply authentic, meaningful life.
It is my passion to help women be free of all that is in their way of living an epic life doing what lights them up.
I grew up in Maine in a tough family environment with an alcoholic father.
I struggled with not feeling good about myself: feeling like “a black sheep” and like I didn’t belong for a whole lot of years.
I left home at the age of 17 and moved into an apartment with a friend.
I used various forms of addiction to help me cope with feelings of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
I was a terrible sleeper, had digestive upsets regularly, and felt anxious most of the time.
I was drawn to unhealthy relationships and looked to other people, especially men, for my self-esteem.
(I’ve been married and divorced twice.)
I suffered greatly inside for many years.
I started to turn my life in the early 1980’s when I began in-depth studies of Yoga and Ayurveda and applied the teachings to my own life.
I climbed up out of feelings of unworthiness, addiction, and wrong relationship choices.
I evolved from feeling like a victim to taking charge of my own destiny and creating the life of my dreams.
I feel happier and healthier than I have ever been.
I have devoted over 50 years to the studies and practices of India’s ancient healing sciences.
I have applied the teachings to my own life all along the way.
I can attest to the healing, transformative powers of all that I offer.
Are you ready to be strong within yourself, clear with your path in life, and shine your light out into the world?
Empowering women is my specialty.
If you would like to be guided by a seasoned elder with a gutsy cowgirl spirit who has devoted over 50 years to this path and has used struggles and pain as a catalyst for healing and transformation?
Please reach out.
Let’s have a conversation ~ no cost, no pressure.
I would love to see how I can help.
I am fortunate that I live in a beautiful place surrounded by nature with my children and grandchildren living right near by. I love spending time with my family, being outside, gardening, dancing, hiking, my work, and all things horses.
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Deborah is a mother, grandmother, (and great-grandmother) who has dedicated over 50 years to the studies and practices of India’s ancient sciences.
She is a beloved yoga teacher, mentor for women, and Ayurvedic practitioner whose teachings are grounded in her in-depth studies, direct experiences, and personal transformations. She brings 40 years of experience to her offerings.
She has held various jobs including: assisted at national Yoga certification programs, was the Fitness Director of the local YMCA, helped to establish and run a dance studio, taught yoga, dance, and exercise classes for over 40 years.
She established her own business in 1993, The Ayurveda Yoga Center, and built a yoga studio on her property in Liberty, Maine in 2000 which she continues to own and operate.
She is known as an inspiring, intuitive teacher who speaks from her heart.
She combines her humor, compassion and easy manner in all of her offerings.
Her unique style blends Ayurvedic wisdom with a variety of yogic traditions including Kundalini.
She has studied throughout the United States and in India with some of world’s best teachers.
Deborah is a graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and is a Certified Ayurvedic Consultant, a Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and a Registered Yoga Teacher.
She appeared in the: April 2000 issue of National Geographic Magazine and was profiled in the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Spring 2010 catalog.
Thank you for all these years of your teaching.
I am sure I am not the only one who is grateful for how you have shared and enlightened us, with such strong commitment and kindness.
When asked to remember our teachers with gratitude in practice, you are on my list.
In your classes, you have a fluidity and an ease that I carry forward into my own work. You have a way of creating an arc that involves settling, working, moving, clearing, and settling again. It’s a beautiful metaphor for almost anything.
You have a real gift for feeling a room and knowing just what type of arc to apply to just that group on just that day.
You also apply many years of knowledge about the way the human body works, the way it moves, which you combine with your ayurvedic knowledge.
You combine a deep sense of knowing with the human fragility. With your humor, you help us realize that sometimes we fall down, and it’s Okay. Thank you!
I want to thank you for this morning’s practice.
I still feel grounded, centered and connected to myself.
I was moved to tears after the chanting.
I’d almost forgotten this feeling.
I appreciate you and your studies and how you joyfully share them with us.
I am so grateful.