Dorene Coles has been a Hatha Yoga Instuctor at the Torrance and Manhattan Beach Cultural Arts Centers for over 20 years. She studied under the renowned yoga teacher, the late Renee Taylor. Dorene believes in the positive impact one can experience from practicing yoga. She is a member of IDEA Fitness, and along with her teaching, attends workshops and retreats to deepen her practice. Dorene is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. After three years of study with Larry Payne, Ph.D, Director of the Yoga Therapy Rx Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, she graduated, and is now a Certified Yoga Therapist. In December of 2010, through the LMU Extension Program, Dorene traveled to New Delhi and Rishikesh, India where she had the opportunity to study with Srivatsa Ramaswami. In 2011, she received certification in Larry Payne’s Prime of Life Yoga.