Our Teachers

JULIE SCHLEMMER, OWNER

JULIE SCHLEMMER, OWNER

BS, E-RYT 500, Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master, Health Coach

Julie is a yoga teacher, a meditation instructor, yoga therapist and health coach.

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SWAMI ATMARUPA SARASWATI

SWAMI ATMARUPA SARASWATI

BA, CRNA, AYT-L2, E-RYT 500, RPYT, RCYT, YACEP

Atmarupa means “Form of the true Self”

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KORY SHEFFER

KORY SHEFFER

Kory is the founder and director of Ashtanga Yoga Cleveland Heights (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) where she leads and teaches a Mysore program that begin in 2021.

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RAGHUNATH (SALI RYAN)

RAGHUNATH (SALI RYAN)

BA, MEd, AYT-L2, RYT 500

Raghunath means “Lord of the Raghus (Rama’s family)”

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RISHI (MARK JOHNSON)

RISHI (MARK JOHNSON)

BS, BA, AYT-L1

Mark is a long-time student of the Atma Center and is an Accredited Level 1 Satyananda Yoga Teacher.

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KATARINA CERNY

KATARINA CERNY

BA, MA, AYT-L2, YACEP, E-RYT 500

As a yoga teacher teacher since 1997, Katarina takes delight in sharing the joy of yoga with her students.

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DEVADHYANAM (DEB DREW)

DEVADHYANAM (DEB DREW)

BA, MEd, AYT-L1, RYT 200

Deb Drew’s 30 years of instructing high school English serves her well when she leads yoga classes at the Atma Center.

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JYOTSNA (JUDY EVANS)

JYOTSNA (JUDY EVANS)

AB, MD, RYT-200

Jyotsna has been studying yoga since 2007 and completed Teacher Training through the Yoga Academy of North America (YANA) in 2019.

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BETHANY SNYDER

BETHANY SNYDER

MPH, RYT – 200, Reiki Practitioner

Bethany is a native of South Central PA, and transplanted to Cleveland in March 2021. Bethany often designs her classes in a yin/yang approach – flow of movement through Vinyasa, met with stillness in postures through Yin.

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JULIE KONRAD

JULIE KONRAD

Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC)

Julie Konrad is a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) through the Himalayan Institute.

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DEB KLEIN

DEB KLEIN

BA, AAS, LPTA, AYT-L1, RYT-500

“It is through the Satyananda Yoga experiences,” she says, “especially the Yogic Studies programs, that I have found answers to many of the questions that I had so many years ago.”

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LINDA-ELONEN-WRIGHT

LINDA-ELONEN-WRIGHT

BA, MS, RYT-200

Linda had been taking yoga classes for years when she decided that teaching yoga might make a good “retirement plan.”

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LINDA KABAT

LINDA KABAT

RN, BA in English Literature, M.A. in Philosophy, RYT 200 and years studying dance.

Linda’s background as a Registered Nurse, high school English teacher, as a college philosophy instructor.

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RUBY NEMO

RUBY NEMO

Ruby obtained her 200 Hour Yoga Certification through Linda Stevenson’s
EMPower Yoga Training in July 2021.

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ASHLEY JADE

ASHLEY JADE

As a Certified Yoga Teacher and Registered Nurse, Ashley is a wellness advocate who believes that general well-being can be enhanced by focusing on physical activity, nutrition, and stress management.

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MICHELLE THOMAS - APPRENTICE

MICHELLE THOMAS - APPRENTICE

BA, RYT 200

Michelle’s classes offer an emphasis on staying present on the mat and with your breath.

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DIANNE WILLIAMS

DIANNE WILLIAMS

RYT 200

My mission as a yoga instructor is to share with my students the life changing bliss I’ve found within my own yoga practice, while providing them with the mental and physical tools needed to become their best self. Dianne is trained through ZenWorks to teach children.

MARY LAURA BOWERS

MARY LAURA BOWERS

LSW, RYT 200, RYT 500 (in process)

Mary Laura has practiced yoga for over 20 years, witnessing the change in body, mind, and spirit.

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DEANNA BLACK

DEANNA BLACK

RYT 200 Hr

Deanna has been teaching fitness classes since 1985, After teaching a “stretching” class at Club Med in 1990, a student came up to her and said, “That was yoga.”

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