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Saturday Island Yoga Adventures * Bustins Island, Maine

Bustins Island Steamer Dock, Casco Bay Maine

Please join Jessica for a very special outdoor yoga class on Bustins Island in Casco Bay Maine. Participants will catch the 8:00am Lilly B. Ferry from the Freeport Town Wharf to Bustins (parking included in class cost). Jessie will greet participants at the dock and walk them to the Steamer Dock for an All Levels 75 minute Vinyasa Yoga class. Please bring a mat and any props you like to practice with. After class students will have time to walk around the island and maybe go for a swim before the return trip to Freeport at 11:45am. Islanders welcome (cost $15/ pay in person or on the Rates & Payment page) Dates:

  • Saturday July 17th
  • Saturday July 24th
  • Saturday August 14th
  • Saturday August 21st

July 17th Island Yoga

Parking, roundtrip ferry ticket & 75 minute Vinyasa class at Bustins Island.


July 24th Island Yoga

Parking, roundtrip ferry ticket & 75 minute Vinyasa Class at Bustins Island.


August 14th Island Yoga

Parking, roundtrip ferry ticket & 75 minute Vinyasa class at Bustins Island


August 24th Island Yoga

Parking, roundtrip ferry ticket & 75 minute Vinyasa class at Bustins Island


90 Minute Yoga-Puncture Classes

Please join Dr. Shanna Hudgin of the Zhen Center in North Yarmouth and Jessica Petrie for a special 90 minute Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture class. During this class Jessica will guide students into Restorative yoga poses. In each pose Dr. Hudgin will place acupuncture needles in key release points; for example, the forehead, wrists, feet and ears. The postures and needle placements in this class will be held for 10 to 15 minutes each. Acupuncture works with the nervous system by promoting balance in the body to relieve pain, relax muscles, and reduce stress and anxiety. The benefit of performing yoga while getting acupuncture is that it strengthens the mind-body connection and deepens relaxation. There are eight spots open in the studio for this special healing class and the cost is $50 per student.

  • Monday July 26th 5:30 to 7:00pm – SOPD OUT
  • Monday August 23rd 5:30 to 7:00pm

Monday July 26th

90 minute Restorative Yoga & Acupuncture Class (5:30 to 7:00pm)


Monday August 23rd

90 minute Restorative Yoga & Acupuncture Class (5:30 to 7:00pm)


Please email if you would like to be placed on the waitlist or are interested in future Yoga-Puncture classes.

Outdoor Yoga at The Farm 2021

Last summer we had a wonderful time doing Field Yoga & Flower Arranging with Farmer Steph of Farm to Table Kids at Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth Maine. Stephanie and Jessie are putting their heads together to get some more Yoga and Farm activities for adults events on the calendar for the 2021 outdoor season. There will be some spring classes and late summer classes in August. Email to be first to know when registration for these events opens.

Free Yoga For Maine School Teachers & Staff

If you are a Maine schools staff member interested in yoga please email Yoga Next Door to access your free classes. Teachers and school staff have gone above and beyond to support our children during Covid. A local donor had the idea of thanking and supporting our teachers with free yoga classes. The free classes were first announced on social media for local MSAD51 staff and the school and community response was overwhelmingly positive. Teachers felt seen and grateful for the opportunity to access some much needed yoga and the community responded by donating more yoga classes for teachers and school staff. Since so many classes were donated we have expanded the pool to Maine school staff in addition to MSAD51 staff. If you know a school staff member that could use some free yoga (2 classes per teacher) send them my way. If you would like to contribute some free yoga classes for teachers please donate here. Namaste! Jessie

One Free Teacher Class

This pass will be donated to a MSAD51 teacher or staff member to use for a studio or online Yoga Next Door class.


Media Coverage

INTERVIEW: Curious how Yoga Next Door has navigated the conditions of the pandemic? Please check out this interview I did with last summer. Since then I have added a second WordPress site to house the Class Library. This interview also captures the story of how Yoga Next Door came to be.

BLOG & INTERVIEW: At the end of September 2020 I was interviewed by Soutiens about how working, home-schooling parents can find time to fit yoga and self care into their routines. We also discussed the benefits of yoga for parents and in the workplace. Soutiens helps progressive companies empower expectant and working parents to succeed by supporting working parents and the companies that value them. Watch the interview on the Soutiens YouTube Channel or click here to read the blog: Caring for Working Parents: Incorporating Yoga Into Your Work Day

ARTICLE: Check out this article by Shannon Bryan of The Portland Phoenix about outdoor exercise classes featuring Yoga Next Door! Outdoor workouts: Group exercise moves to the grass and the asphalt.

INTERVIEW: Curious about how Yoga Next Door got started, what inspires Jessica and why she gets out of bed in the morning?  Check out this online interview Anne Gobron did with Jessica during sheltering in place for Covid 19.  Extraordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things, Episode 1: Jess Petrie