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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

Laurene Mullen

Laurene Mullen loves yoga and brings her enthusiasm for this ancent art to every class. She appreciates the subtle beauty of a centered yoga practice which can transform your body and spirit. She recieved her Masters Degree in Dance from UCLA and performed with DoJump for 8 years. She trains in and studies Iyengar and Anusara yoga and has been teaching at Harmony since 2007.

(503) 975-0177      email: laurenegail@yahoo.com

Kathleen Porter

Kathleen Porter taught yoga for 15 years before developing a passion for natural skeletal alignment. Since then, she’s been offering workshops, classes and private instruction in how to live daily life, play sports, practice yoga in naturally aligned ways. She is the author of Ageless Spine, Lasting Health and currently teaches an annual week-long course at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. She has been practicing meditation since 1989. She emphasizes focus on the support of naturally aligned bones, in addition to the sensations of the breath and traditional practices of mindfulness. Cultivating somatic awareness in this way serves as an anchor to the present moment, as well as a gateway to a more relaxed, awakened state.

For more information go to naturalposturesolutions.com
Contact Kathleen 503.505-1996 or email: kathleen@naturalposturesolutions.com

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.

Liv Lopes

email: liv@nearfarcollective.com (805) 748-3213.

Liv was born to move. Dance, gymnastics, basketball, soccer, trampoline, swimming, running, junior life-guarding competitions. She loved these as a child and her love of movement led her to yoga. At 15, Liv went to a gentle yoga class at a gym and was curious to find that she kept returning on her own. No coach, no team, no friends, no parental push—she showed up. Since then, Liv’s yoga practice has continually been the space where she develops accountability to and belonging in her body-mind-spirit. Whether through a year of Bikram practice to help heal her neurological paralysis, a 10-month trauma-informed mind-body program for survivors like herself, 500 hours of Hatha teacher training programs, over a dozen workshops and silent retreats on subjects ranging from zen and vipassana meditation to yoga for 12-step recovery, Liv relies on her yoga and meditation practices to bring her into communion with her inner teacher. This is what she loves to share in her classes: offerings from her body of practice that may help students come home to the never-failing partner and guide within themselves. She will never be your best teacher, you will be! Liv spent her first four years as a teacher practicing yoga and meditation with men, women, and youth in a Jail and Juvenile Hall and training other yoga teachers to teach in the system as well. She moved to Portland at the start of 2020 and has been enjoying teaching yoga to a group of women at a local women’s gym, meditation to a group of employees at a local company, and now, online yoga with the Harmony Yoga community.

Nancy Boros

Nancy Boros holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Education: Community Health. She has served the community as a health educator for 20 years, having worked with high risk maternity patients, parents and children in teaching lead poisoning prevention, and managed the delivery of online clinical and health education for a large health system.

Upon completion of the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, she began her path to train and certify as an MBSR teacher. Having completed the MBSR Teacher Development Intensive and MBSR Mind-Body Medicine teacher training Center for Mindfulness (CFM) with University of Massachusetts Medical School, she is a CFM Qualified MBSR Teacher offering the full 8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course, a secular and evidence-based stress reduction program. Nancy also offers ongoing support for graduates of the eight week MBSR course and those who are interested or curious about learning mindfulness practices.

For more of her bio go to mindbodymidndfulness.com
503-890-8965     email: nancy@mindbodymindfulness.com

Tara Mooser

Tara’s bio coming soon.
917.373.7795     email: callaneticspdx@earthlink.net