"There's a place in the heart where everything meets. Are you there now?"

-Excerpt from the Radiance Sutra 49

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Welcome To cider hill yoga

in York Maine



Cider Hill Yoga came to fruition in the summer of 2010, offering a serene and inviting yoga studio, where all levels are welcome. Come and experience the inner, as well as outer, benefits of yoga in a beautiful haven of natural light, warmth, and positive energy.


"There is a magical quality to Darcy’s classes at Cider Hill Yoga."

- Susan Murray, student


Owner/Instructor, Darcy Specker, infuses Vinyasa Yoga - the art of connecting breath to movement with mindful awareness and proper alignment, creating a balanced mind-body-spirit strengthening. She brings with her a sense of peaceful serenity, compassion and mindfulness. Darcy is inspired by sharing the priceless gift of yoga with the newest student of yoga to the well seasoned yoga student. 


"I discovered yoga 19 years ago while pregnant with my first child. I was instantly aware of the calming effects it had on my mind, as well as, the invigoration I felt within my body. A decade and three children later, I still find peace and vigor on my yoga mat, making my life feel complete. I want to inspire my students to find their inner voice of calm that resonates within them and to feel their best self."

-Darcy Specker, Owner/Certified Yoga Instructor


Dawn Marie De Baeck has always loved working with children! Her passion for yoga and children inspired her to take the ChildLight Yoga Certification in 2010. Dawn Marie has combined her two loves Yoga and kids along with her warm and creative personality. She has been teaching at Cider Hill Yoga since the summer of 2011. As co-founder of Cider Kids Yoga Summer Camp, Dawn Marie is mother to two adult children and looks forward to spending summers in Maine while teaching at Cider Hill Yoga along with her sister, Darcy - two kids at heart!

When Dawn Marie isn’t dreaming of her next traveling adventure, she can be found in Connecticut with  and her husband, her mini Dachshund, Hazel, and her Weimaraner, Ella - her other “children”.



mind  |  body |  spirit

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Class Descriptions

All Level-Appropriate

For the beginning student as well the more advanced. Modifications will be offered. No experience necessary.


Tween Yoga Class, Ages 9-12

6 week session. A calming and invigorating environment to help foster your Tweens' confidence, build self esteem, increase focus and awareness, while challenging ourselves with yoga. Taking a positive and healthy approach to body image, along with fostering their own unique sense of self, through YOGA. We will also incorporate arts, crafts, and journaling.

Please contact Darcy for session dates.


Gentle Restorative Yoga Class

6 week session offered throughout the year.
Allow yourself the gift to pause and restore, deepening your mind*body*spirit connection through deep relaxation. No prior yoga experience needed, wear comfortable fitting clothing.


Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga introduces the sun salutations and begins to connect breath to movement. Emphasis on proper alignment and quieting the mind. Perfect for the beginning student or those looking for a gentler yoga practice.


Slow Flow

Flow with your breath as we explore the sun salutations, while deepening your yoga practice. Emphasis on core strengthening. Experience a moving meditation on your yoga mat.


Private Instruction

Private yoga classes allow the session to be tailored to your specific needs.

Each session is $50 per 60 minutes

Semi-Private Instruction

Semi-Private yoga classes offer the opportunity to deepen your practice or address specific areas of the body. A small group of friends or family create an intimate setting for your practice.

Two or more participants is $80 per 60 minutes


"Things do not change. We Change."

- Henry David Thoreau

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Class Schedule




9:15 - 10:30AM

gentle yoga


4:00 - 5:00pM

Tween Yoga (offered seasonally)





9:15 - 10:30am

Slow Flow





9:15 - 10:30am








Teens and Seniors:


5-class card:


10-class card:




To register for a class, please submit your information below.

*New students: Please download, print and fill out the below initial intake form to bring to class, 
or plan to arrive 15 minutes before your first class to complete initial intake form at the studio.
We look forward to hearing from you!


Cider Kids Summer Camp

foster and nurture confidence and positive self image though yoga


Cider Kids Summer Camp

July 16 - 20, 2018
9am to 12pm

Give your child the gift of yoga, that lasts a lifetime!

Cider Kids Yoga Summer Camp offers a place to foster and nurture your child's inner self in a fun, inspiring, non competitive environment.

Each day will begin with a mindful meditation practice and nature inspired theme. We build self confidence and  body awareness through creative movement, yoga games. We practice self care with restorative yoga, aromatherapy, growing your child's roots strong.

Darcy and her sister, Dawn Marie have led the camp together for the past 7 summers. Both are certified through Childlight Yoga and adore children.

The camp is open to ages 5-12 No prior yoga experience is necessary.

The cost of the camp is $175
Includes all Material fees and a healthy snack 

Contact Darcy to sign up.


cider hill meeting house

functions & catering


Cider hill Meeting House

The studio is available to rent for workshops as well as small intimate gatherings. The open, light-filled studio space holds up to 50 guests and is a perfect venue for yoga workshops, wedding receptions, baby showers, birthday celebrations, or any special occasion. Housed in a historic Grange Hall built in 1899, the building offers a charming setting while situated in the picturesque York Countryside. 

The first 2 hours are $250 and each additional hour is $75. A $50 non-refundable payment reserves the space for you. We also offer a full service catering menu tailored to your taste buds. Linens and tables are available for an additional cost.

For questions or to reserve your event please submit the below inquiry:


bowing to the divine in you

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Cider Hill Yoga

435 Cider HiLl Road
YORK, Maine 03909