WHAT WE DO
We are a network of volunteers giving free Yoga and Mindfulness
classes in jails, juvenile justice, recovery centers, homeless shelters,
libraries, and more. Men and women of all ages and of all physical and
mental conditions participate. Our classes usually include some
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.
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.
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
President of the Pepsom Group, she provides operational assistance..
She also mentors juvenile detainees at the Turner Guilford Knight
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
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
Bro Maheshwarananda~ our liason in So. America
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Mental Health Classes
Classes in a South Florida jail