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Moline Whitson, Director
2108 NE 41st Ave
Portland, OR 97212
503-367-3985
info@harmonyyogapdx.com

Teachers

Moline Whitson

Moline is passionate about body/mind practices, including yoga, Qigong and TRE® bringing sensitivity and joy to her teaching. She began teaching Yoga in 2001 after receiving her Amrit Yoga certification from Yogi Amrit Desai, founder of Kripalu and Amrit Yoga. She’s also studied with teachers of the Iyengar tradition. “Yoga is a personal journey toward well-being, wholeness and peace. My intention is to offer quality classes taught in an atmosphere of comapassion, self-awareness and light-heartedness.” Additionally Moline has trained in the Martial Arts since 1984 and holds a 3rd degree black belt in Mo Duk Pai Kung Fu and currently enjoys practicing Qigong as well as yoga. Most recently she became a Certified TRE® (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises) Provider and is offering classes as well as individual sessions at Harmony Yoga. “TRE® is a wonderful adjunct to a Yoga practice. It helps unwind deep tension patterns in the body, reduce the build up of stress and teaches us to trust the innate healing capacity we possess.”

(503)367-3985 or info@harmonyyogapdx.com

Greg Smoots

Celebrating 30 years of yoga teaching. Greg Smoots began yoga studies in 1984 and teaching in 1988. To a strong Iyengar foundation he adds elements from other teachers and traditions. In 1994 he began practice and study of Insight Meditation, including extensive retreat experience. He seeks to challenge students while respecting their limits.

503-975-1465     email: GSmoots@comcast.net

Carolyn Potts

email: caralinapotts@gmail.com (503)867-5385
Much of Carolyn’s life has been characterized by a spirit of play, inquiry and trust in the innate learning capacity of humans. She became an elementary school teacher after following these natural tendencies. Questions about spirit, body and mind brought her to yoga in 1999. She had the unexpected great fortune to train with such pioneering teachers as Rodney Yee, Donna Farhi and Norman Allard. She begins each class fresh with the understanding that we are not just our bodies; yet, to inhabit these bodies is to experience life as rich and full. Today, Carolyn continues to study as well as introduce adults to the world of yoga.

Ellie Justice

Ellie is delighted to have time to pursue her passion for yoga and to share this practice with others after 35 years in early education. Ellie completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification through HeartSong Yoga with Leslie Ellis. She is currently continuing her studies in a 300 Yoga Professional program led by Sarahjoy Marsh of the Daya Foundation; Ellie is greatly inspired by her current and past teachers.

Ellie’s classes are designed for both beginning and intermediate students; she offers options within postures to accommodate differing levels of flexibility and strength and gives clear cues for alignment. Her classes include longer holds in hatha yoga postures as well as playful sequences that link movement and breath. Ellie regularly offers the tools of meditation and breathwork alongside asana, and weaves in poetry, metaphor, and imagery to deepen the connection between mind and body. Ellie’s intention is to offer students support to cultivate a greater sense of emotional and physical well-being while finding joy in a shared movement practice.

503.341-6833    email: ellie.s.justice@gmail.com