personal training, gym, congress, yoga, portland, maine

207-747-5919   //                                                 Mon-Fri  6am-9pm  //  Sat  9am-9pm  //  Sun  9am-6pm

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Awakened Instinct Yoga

$12 = Drop In Rate
$10 = Student & Military
$10 = OS Class Members

Private Yoga with
Integrative Thai Massage

$90 = 90 minute session

$110 = Two hour session

Integrative Massage

$70 = 60 minute session

$90 = 90 minute session

Integrative Thai Massage

$90 = 90 minute session

$110 = Two hour session


$50 = 60 minute session



See Class Schedule
Massage - By Appointment



(207) 747-5919

Owner & Yoga Instructor














Sandra Garfinkel is an integrative health coach, working with a blend of eastern and western therapies to help her clients discover their own ability to align and balance their mind, body and spirit. Sandra is a licensed massage therapy, certified yoga instructor and personal trainer, Reiki Level 2 practitioner, Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, and veteran of the USMC.


Sandra's journey into health began with five years in the U.S. Marine Corp where she gained confidence in her body and mind’s strength. After her enlistment, she enrolled in a 2-year conservatory program where she was exposed to many different ways to open the body, mind and soul through breath work in voice classes, movement techniques, and Alexander Technique. Sandra went to India for yoga teacher training, and then studied a combination of eastern and western massage therapies in NYC at Pacific College Dental Medicine. She was honored to be part of the 2011 class of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program, a program founded by Donna Karan, along side Rodney Yee and Colleen Sandman Yee, that teaches yoga therapy, Reiki, aromatherapy, guided meditation, nutrition, and palliative care to help hospital patients deal with symptoms of pain, anxiety, insomnia and nausea. This gave her a wealth of information and personal healing, and a profound understanding of the importance of integration.


Uniting these different techniques and studies, Sandra addresses wellness with a goal to help people find their inner peace, guidance, and you, which she has found to be the path to preventing illness, treating current maladies, and achieving a health mind, body, and spirit.

I offer a range of modalities that work together as an important preventative medicine and can aid a person in finding balance in their life, whether they are dealing with life’s daily stresses or an illness or injury.


Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Level 2,
Certified Yoga Instructor, Urban Zen Integrative Therapist


Yoga, Massage, Alexander Technique, Aromatherapy


Awakened Instinct Yoga, Massage


• Visit Sandra's website Awakened Instinct

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"Though I've just started there, I really like this place. Everyone is friendly and welcoming and it does seem like a community, which is awesome. The owners seem to be there most of the time."   |  Catherine

"I surprised myself last year. I found that I enjoy going to the gym, I enjoy being fit, capable, and strong. I am convinced now of the importance of building strength in our bodies. I feel, actually, totally transformed."   |  Sally

"I've worked with four other trainers in my life, and no one compares to Eric! He gently pushes me in the best way possible to have a great well-rounded workout. It's never about him, it's about empowering me."   |  Lauren



yoga, gym, portland, congress




Optimal Self

640 Congress Street

Portland, Maine 04101

Monday-Friday  |  6am - 9pm

Saturday  |  9am - 9pm

Sunday  |  9am - 6pm

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