At High Mountain Hall, staff and teachers are making more fitness options available to adults of all ages and abilities. We believe that taking care of one's body is a personal responsibility which improves the quality of individual lives and the collective health of our community; and, we believe that participation in healthful activities should be in a beautiful space and full of joy.

The camaraderie and fellowship in a shared pursuit can enrich lives in a holistic way: new relationships develop around healthful activities. In addition, the Hall is available to organizations or individuals wishing to utilize the space for their individual workshops, meetings or events.

Colleen Duggan, Yoga Instructor

Colleen Duggan

Classes: Iyengar Yoga

Colleen is a certified Iyengar teacher who has been studying yoga since the early 1990s throughout Asia, Europe, and the U.S. She has been teaching locally in Camden and Islesboro since relocating here in 2001 to start a family.  Colleen is dedicated to the Iyengar method of yoga which focuses on alignment and precision in the poses.  She became fully certified as an Iyengar teacher in 2010, a process that took over 6 years. The Iyengar certification is rare among yoga teachers as the training and testing are so rigorous and demanding, taking many years to complete.  Part of the Iyengar method is that all teachers continue as life long learners on the yoga path studying under more senior instructors, always deepening their understanding of yoga.  As well as traveling to attend yoga workshops and training throughout the year, Colleen commutes regularly to Cambridge Massachusetts to study with her mentor, Patricia Walden.  She also travels every other year to Pune, India to study directly with the Iyengar family for one or two months. www.camdenmaineyoga.com

Denyse Robinson, Yoga Flow with Denyse,

Denyse Robinson

Denyse Robinson is a Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT), having received her 200-hour teacher certification in 2004, at Atmananda Yoga in New York City, where she studied, taught, and practiced an empowering, alignment-focused Vinyasa flow.  She has been practicing Yoga since 2001, and teaching yoga in the Midcoast area since 2005 in weekly classes, retreats, and private settings.  Denyse became certified to teach Partner Yoga in the summer of 2011, after having trained with the founder of Principle-Based Partner Yoga™, Elysabeth Williamson. Along her Yogic path, she has continued her studies with various teachers and lineages of Yoga, including Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Anusara.  Denyse is currently teaching weekly Vinyasa flow classes, monthly partner yoga workshops, and at retreats for veterans and their spouses.  Also an African dance instructor to adults and children, she is a member of Djump! an African drum and dance ensemble here in the mid-coast. The focus for her group classes is to safely build the heat in the body, via a wide variety of ever-changing sequences, enabling the muscles to more easily relax and then lengthen. Denyse lives in Camden with her partner, her two sons, and an ever-evolving group of pets.


Meghan Hunter

Classes: private classes 

Meghan is available for private lessons 

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Kristi Williamson

Classes: Sunday morning Yoga

Kristi is an interdisciplinary teacher, performing artist and healer who explores consciousness in the body. Her work in yoga, dance, movement-based expressive arts, transformational ritual theater and voice; promote a holistic ethic that is alive in her offerings. She is dedicated to bridging the disciplines of creative and healing arts.


Kristi has taught yoga and movement for the past 17 years. She's been based in San Francisco for the past 7 years and has recently returned to Camden. She has taught retreats at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as internationally and holds four yoga certifications. She is also a certified movement-based expressive arts practitioner through Tamalpa Institute. 


She has studied and worked extensively with healing movement pioneer Anna Halprin from Tamalpa Institute, Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Artist, Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa and Brazilian Modern Dance Teacher, Rosangela Silvestre. These mentors have deeply shaped Kristi’s journey interweaving spirituality, embodiment, creativity, ritual and healing through the arts.


Her passion is embodiment. Kristi seeks to support her students find new ways of inhabiting the body, integrating practices that raise consciousness and awareness for healing and transformation. Her disciplined, compassionate and playful teaching style inspires students to awaken their intuitive body wisdom and their connection to soul. She is passionate about empowering individuals and groups to feel connected to their true self and the emerging possibilities within.

Kari Luehman, Dance Instructor

Kari Luehman

Kari is a lover of dance and creator of unchoreographed masterpiece movement works in the form of 5Rhythms conscious dance. 5Rhythms is a movement practice that offers a depth of wisdom for body, mind, and soul; Kari is grateful to both practice, and teach, this profound form of movement medicine. 5Rhythms is about paying attention to the way energy moves and developing a willingness to be real and to connect from that place to all that we find ourselves moving through on the dance floor, and in life. She teaches primarily in Maine and has also traveled to Dance New England, OMEGA, Maui, and Earthdance for classes and workshops as well. 

Katie Tranzillo, Dance Instructor, Camden ME

Katie Tranzillo

Since her first tap class at age 4, Katie Tranzillo has enjoyed and studied dance and the related fields of music, yoga, and movement arts. She has traveled the country to study with master teachers and dancers. She has trained with the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, to lead dance programs for people with Parkinson’s disease. Residing in midcoast Maine, she is building a strong swing dance community. She has been leading dance programs for over 16 years, with children, teens, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities, from rote beginners to advanced dancers, in partnered, individual, and group dances. Programs include: swing, lindy hop, blues, Charleston, West Coast swing, creative dance, technique and styling, basic classes in salsa and African dance, Dance for Fitness, Shake Your Soul®, YogaDance®, Dance Explorers, Zumba®, Zumba Kids®, Dance is for Every-Body, and Dancing with Parkinson’s®. A licensed speech-language pathologist, she works effectively with all ages, as a therapist, consultant, supervisor, and mentor. She brings together her professional teaching skills, with her experience with dance, movement, and music, to guide students in their own unique enjoyment of movement and dance.

Katie Tranzillo: 203-915-9371, www.joyfuldancing.comkatiet@joyfuldancing.com

Ramona Black, Yoga Instructor, Camden, ME

Ramona Black

Classes: Yoga Bootcamp

Ramona has been practicing yoga for the past 20 years.  It wasn't until she found herself a stay at home mother with 2 small children, that she realized her passion for teaching yoga. Frustrated that she couldn't find a yoga class that offered childcare, she created one.  Starting in the basement of a church she began teaching classes to her girlfriends while their children played in the next room.  From the first class that she taught, she knew that sharing the gifts of yoga was what she was meant to be doing.  In the winter of 2015 she did her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with one of her favorite teachers, Sherry Sidoti.  Sherry taught her that sharing yoga is a lot more than teaching postures, breathing and meditation.  It's about creating a safe space for people to get curious about the connection between their mind and their body.  Also in her yoga training Ramona learned the importance of having a truly dedicated self practice.  Everyday digging a little bit deeper to find your true self and bringing that true self into all your teachings.  

She has been dedicated to teaching since.  First teaching in the Camden area and then she spend 2 years teaching in Denmark. Ramona believes in bringing yoga into everything she does, everyday.