Mindful Movement can awaken a meaningful connection with our inner experience and everyday life as it works to unite mind, body and spirit.
Please note: class will not be held when Saturday and weekend retreats are offered at the sangha.
White Heron Sangha Meditation Center 6615 Bay Laurel Pl, Avila Beach
Join us for a practice of breath and body awareness as we move
through areas of tension, increase range of motion and
strengthen our relationship with the present moment.
Each class will begin with about 45 minutes of gentle movement
followed by 20-30 minutes of sitting meditation.
All levels are welcome! No prior experience is required.
Regular attendance is not required.
Suggested donation: $10, or what you can afford.
Bring your own mat if possible - we also have some for free use.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your first class to complete a release form.
For questions, contact Laura Liss: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kolleen Harrison began her yoga journey many years ago, following in her mother‘s footsteps. She and her mom taught fitness together back in Illinois and also became certified personal trainers through ACE. Her mom began teaching yoga over 20+ years ago, which inspired Kolleen to do the same.
Kolleen is a Certified Yoga Guide and Inquiry Coach. Her most recent endeavor was receiving a certification through Yoga.Psyche.Soul which integrates yoga and psychology.
Kolleen is extremely passionate about the mind-body connection and the way in which yoga can heal and transform us through breath, asana and the spiritual essence held within the practice.
Laura Liss, MSW, ERYT found a consistent yoga practice to be vital while raising three kids and dealing with significant loss and illness. In 2005 she opened a wellness center in Pennsylvania, where she taught yoga and meditation classes, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses and led yoga teacher trainings.
Since moving to the area in 2017, Laura is very grateful to be an active mentored member of WHS where she teaches Mindful Movement classes. She also teaches Mindful Meditation and MBSR courses at Crows End Retreat.
Laura is currently enrolled in the UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute’s MBSR Teacher Certification Program. She teaches from her heart and continues to work on meeting experiences with awareness and kindness. Laura realizes it is a precious gift to be able to help others along the path and also to learn from each person she meets.
Cynthia Russek's interest in yoga and meditation began 20 years ago while studying massage therapy. Her curiosity with the mind body connection was sparked by a PBS documentary with Bill Moyer's called, Healing and the Mind where she was introduced to Buddhist philosophy through a man named Jon Kabat-Zinn who was helping people with chronic pain through a program that included, yoga, meditation and mindful living. Her passion is to help others discover this mind/ body connection.
Cynthia has been a practitioner and teacher of yoga for the past 20 years as well as a massage therapist. Her approach to the body is to have a compassionate curiosity that allows space for whatever arises with the intention of balance and healing.
Silvia is an Expressive Arts therapist who uses art, writing and movement to facilitate a deeper dive into our own selves. Her academic and professional background, as well as her experience with dance and the practice of Tai Chi, has given her tremendous body awareness and an embodied experience of the mind–body unity, which she explores throughout her sessions. In 2015 she formally became a Yoga Teacher after completing her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Mount Madonna Center. One of the many wonderful gifts she received during her training, a deep connection to meditation and conscious breathing, are gently woven into the fabric of her classes.
She is a Reiki Master, a Pre/post Natal Yoga teacher, has had training in Trauma-informed Yoga. She has taught veterans and is currently working with the Prison Yoga Project, providing classes within our local jails to people in custody. Her passion is facilitating classes where people breathe with deep awareness, delightfully stretch their bodies and leave the class feeling renewed in mind and body!