Foundation B (Open to All)
This class is taught by:
Deb Smith AYT-L2, E-RYT 500, CYT
Deb Smith's professional background as an anesthetist and a massothrapist enables her to handle a wide variety of physical concerns. Deb can tailor practices to your unique anatomical structure and needs, allowing you to deepen your yoga practice with safety and confidence.
Mantram (Mary Baird) AYT-L2, E-RYT 500, CYT
Mantram has been practicing yoga for over 30 years, giving her a unique perspective on how to apply yoga to all phases and stages of life. She believes yoga is important for anyone seeking to maintain balance, inner strength, and sanity in today's world.
Atmadarshan AYT-L2, E-RYT 500, CYT
Atmadarshan has used yoga to reduce her allergies and eliminate her need for prescription eyeglasses, which she had been wearing for decades due to astigmatism. Her unique background in biological psychiatry, martial arts and public speaking, combined with her extensive yoga teaching, make her a sought-after instructor.
Atmarupa (Beverly Singh) AYT-L2, E-RYT 500, RPYT (registered prenatal yoga teacher), RCYT (registered children yoga teacher), YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider).
Swami Atmarupa is the Founder and Director of the Atma Center. She practiced anesthesia for 25 years and has been teaching yoga since 1995. She is also a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Margot Zapp AYT Level 2, RYT 500, CYT
Margot is one of the few Level 2 Accredited Yoga Teachers in North America. She uses her training to instruct a variety of classes. She has done research into yoga for management of migraines and is an excellent resource on that topic.
Raghunath - Sali Ryan AYT-L2, E-RYT 500, CYT
Raghunath's yoga practice has had a profound influence on her career as an educator, as she worked to introduce the use of movement, breathing and learning to be "still" and focused into the school system. She became a yoga instructor so that she could share with others the benefits she has enjoyed from her own practice.
Omkar AYT-L1, RYT 500
Omkar has been a student of yoga since 1999. She has completely dedicated herself to natural health and healing, becoming a highly-trained yoga teacher and a skilled massotherapist. She has a thorough knowledge of the human body and is particularly interested in supporting healthy digestion.
Karunadhara Kris Fondran AYT-L1, RYT 500, E-RYT
Karunadhara wrote her Master's Thesis on the effects of a daily practice on Sun Salutation and created the Mobile Yoga Workout, which earned her international recognition. She teaches regular yoga classes at Cleveland State University, is the owner of North Coast Inline Skating School and travels the world to instruct Inline Certification Programs.
Deb Drew (Devadhyanam) AYT-L1, RYT 200
Deb Drew's 30 years of instructing high school English serves her well when she leads yoga classes around the world. Deb has experienced great physical benefits from yoga, especially after an auto accident that left her in some pain. She developed a more spiritual side to her practice through Yogic Studies and Teacher Training and teaches at Chardon United Methodist Church.
Deb Klein AYT-L1, RYT-500, LPTA
Deb best serves adults who have back pain, joint pain, trouble with balance (physical or emotional) or simply want to feel better. Her gentle nature, yoga training, and knowledge of anatomy, physiology and body mechanics make her an ideal instructor for those with limited previous yoga experience who want to develop a supportive practice.
Susan Gundersen AYT-L1, RYT 200 Sue has been an registered nurse since 1982 and draws upon this knowledge to help beginning yoga students make poses work for their bodies, no matter what physical limitations they may be facing. Sue invites you to her classes so she can share her enthusiasm for yoga with you.
Nityatara has been a yoga student for more than 30 years. She is registered at the highest level with the Yoga Alliance and holds a 1,000-hour certification in Yoga Therapy through Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT). Nityatara is an Ayurvedic Consultant and Reiki Master. She has earned qualifications in Yin Yoga, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Therapeutic and Remedial Massage, and Clinical Aromatherapy.
Gita (Lynn Kennedy) AYT-L2,RYT 500
Gita has been a student of Satyananda Yoga since 1998. She credits the Satyananda discipline with helping her overcome a nagging back injury. She is a level 2 accredited Satyananda Yoga® Teacher and holds a Diploma of Satyananda Yoga Teaching.
This class increases core strength and flexibility through an exploration of classic postures such as triangle, half camel and the poses of Sun Salutation. Breathing practices and meditations increase lung capacity and relieve stress.