WHAT WE DO
    We are a network of volunteers giving classes to prisoners and other
    populations in need.  Men and women of all ages and all physical and
    mental conditions participate.  Our classes usually include some
    combination of:

  •  Stretching and core exercises
  •  Simple meditation practices
  •  Guided relaxation
  •  Guidance on mindful and ethical living

    WHAT WE ARE NOT
    We are not a religion.  We are not associated with any one teacher or
    tradition.  We do not do acrobatic or extreme yoga.

    *See the Channel 4 TV report featuring our class with psychiatric
    inmates of a major Miami jail.

    *See here a video with Anneke Lucas in another part of the country; we
    are working in similar ways here in South Florida.   


    OUR STAFF


    Lawrence Huff ~ President, Instructor

    Having taught yoga and meditation in several states and Spanish-
    speaking countries, Lawrence has recently given classes in the regional
    libraries of Miami Dade County.  In 2013 he launched classes for local
    prisoners.  He has certification in Transcendental Meditation and in yoga
    from Kripalu Center.  He also has been a teacher in the public schools.



    Patricia Rossato ~ Vice-President, Instructor

    Certified in Reiki energy healing and Reconnective Therapy, Patricia has
    been bring her skills to our state prisons. She trained under the
    meditation master, Shri Chinmoy, known for his integration of the arts
    with yoga and his world peace programs at the United Nations.



    Miyako Haag ~ Treasurer

    Miyako serves in many capacities within our non-profit.  As Vice
    President of the Pepsom Group, she  provides operational assistance..
    She also mentors juvenile detainees at the Turner Guilford Knight
    Detention Center.



    John Brown ~ Director

    John brings his expertise as President of the Pepsom Group - one of 3
    companies he has founded. As one of the first African-American
    manufacturers' representatives, he mentors juvenile detainees Miami.   






    Jessica Cardenas ~ Technical Advisor

    Jessica assists us within her range of administrative services,
    promotional assistance and networking skills. Professionally, she is the
    Legal Assistant to Catholic Legal Services of Miami, where she also
    helps with processing and translation services for immigrant children
    and others.  She is a  graduate of St. Thomas School of Law



    Herbert Heck ~ Instructor

    Along with meditation, Herbert specializes in a rigorous physical
    approach to yoga that is much appreciated by the male inmates he
    volunteers with. He also does charitable yoga classes to the public.
    Professionally, he is a performing musician and a high school music
    teacher.




    Virginia Ansaldi ~ Instructor

    Youth are Virginia's specialty. At the Miami Juvenile Justice Detention
    Center, in addition to yoga classes she is helping install a vegetable
    garden. She has worked with Green Monkey Yoga Center and with
    Conscious Coalition (formerly Yoga Gangsters). Professionally she is a
    high school science teacher and takes students on field trips out into
    nature. She has also worked in shark preservation with the University
    of Miami.



    Bassenerbb Metallus ~ our liason in Haiti
    Bro Maheshwarananda~ our liason in So. America











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