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sammy b. good ~ samantha brown goodrich

The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.

~ Hippocrates

I was born in Cleveland Ohio and raised on the East Coast. I’m a proud mama, hopeful human and curious by nature. As such, I have completed over 500 hours of certified yoga education with formal training in meditation instruction and Reiki therapy. I believe in natural solutions as a valuable addition to healthcare needs and place a large emphasis on client education. I offer private, customized, yoga lessons in Metro-West/South Coast, MA.

As we age, our practices need to change. The hard part may be accepting that this is true! But the fun part is letting our curiosity lead us to solutions that are kind yet strong, simple yet informed. Practices that meet us and move us towards optimal health and connection to self.

Private sessions are a safe and effective means for customizing a yoga practice to meet a client exactly where they are in body, mind and spirit. Private instruction empowers clients to apply what they learn from one-on-one instruction to their own personal practices whether at home or in a public group class.

Having begun my own personal practice in 2001 as a result of a back injury, I aim to offer sustainable practices for real bodies. Whether you are new to yoga or looking to bolster your current practice, consider a private lesson package.

Self-care is healthcare and together we will design daily practices that welcome, support and encourage your body to adapt to changes while remaining connected to your highest self.

Thank you for connecting,

Sammy B Goodrich

LIVE teaching schedule!

Due to COVID, the On The Mat Yoga Studio has created a LIVE teaching schedule that can be found at the blue colored link provided. My current ZOOM classes are:

Tuesdays | 12-1:00pm | Yoga Stretch for Athletes and Inflexibles| On The Mat

Thursdays | 9:30-10:30 | Slow (Strong)Flow | On The Mat

Fridays | 5-6:00pm | Flow | On The Mat

Yoga for Stress & Anxiety at The Groton School Wellness Center

Yoga for Athletes as scheduled by teams and private groups

This past June 2020, I moved permanently to Westport, MA. Currently, I am teaching virtual yoga classes and private meditation instruction from my home studio. Once our current environment is safer, I will open my home studio up for in-person privates. If you are interested in private sessions for yourself or a small group, I am happy to discuss and put together a plan that will meet your yoga and wellness goals either virtually or in person (when appropriate).

private instruction & healing

Private Yoga Lessons

Customized sequences better support a student’s sense of being at home in their own body, heart and mind. Yoga, when practiced skillfully, can show us where we are working both on our mats and in our lives.

Meditation Instruction

For those looking to begin a personal meditation practice. Meditation helps to anchor us in knowing our truest selves, to cultivate the confidence to experience our lives in a more moment to moment way.


Reiki brings us to a state of relaxation and acceptance in which our bodies remember how to heal themselves. Reiki leaves you feeling refreshed, relaxed, and more in tune with yourself.

Essential Oils

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. Learn more about essential oils and how they can support you in living a more natural lifestyle.

Touchstone Blog

Writing is healing for me. Pen to paper. Fingers to keypad. Communicating a heartfelt observation feels natural. I don’t claim to be a writer. Punctuation and metaphor are mysteries to me. I majored in Spanish. No. I am not a writer. But the process of writing is giving me back to myself. Thank you for taking an interest.

*According to a “touchstone” is a true friend without criticisms and judgement, who loves you unconditionally.


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