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Lisa K Alan
Lisa holds a masters degree in Humanities/Quilt History, and has been teaching continuously since 1986— as a teacher assistant, private school ESL educator, artist-in-residence, college-prep and life-skills coach, language arts & history tutor, sewing & creativity teacher — with extensive experience working with students in alternative schools and students with disabilities. For over three decades, she has facilitated groups for women artists, held workshops and retreats for creatives of all sorts, and explored her own creativity through mixed media quilting, collage, photography, ceramics, storytelling and dance.
Myla is a certified meditation instructor and has been teaching classes for five years both to the public and privately to clients in Portland. She is a co-facilitator for the Trauma Recovery Empowerment (TREM) class for women through Human Solutions and has begun to specialize in helping others with their pain, anxiety and trauma through meditation. She has been providing classes for low income, underserved clients by partnering with Portland’s non-profits, Wallace Medical Concern and Home Forward. She is also a prolific writer and will be using a collection of essays on meditation as a doorway to creativity for the content of this group.