Yoga can awaken a meaningful connection with our inner experience and everyday life as it works to unite mind, body and spirit.
Mondays, 9-10:15am with Kolleen
Wednesdays, 9-10:15am with Laura
Please welcome Cynthia Russek who will be subbing classes.
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 yoga asana
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: email@example.com
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 found that a consistent yoga practice was vital while raising three kids and in supporting her through breast cancer and the loss of her mom. Building on a career in social work, Laura began teaching yoga in 2003 with the desire to share its powerful benefits. In 2005 she opened a wellness center in PA, where she taught yoga and meditation classes, led teacher training programs, and co-taught Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses.
Since moving to the area in 2017, Laura is very grateful to be teaching yoga classes at WHS and Mindful Meditation and MBSR courses at Crows End. She is currently enrolled in the UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute’s MBSR Teacher Certification Program. Laura teaches from her heart and continues to work on meeting experiences with awareness and kindness. She believes 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.