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Meet the Team

Teachers

Dolphi Wertenbaker, M.D., C-IAYT
Elizabeth Cunningham Bossart, M.A.
Chase Bossart, M.A., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

Dolphi Wertenbaker M.D., is a graduate of Columbia University and Cornell University Medical College. She is a certified Yoga Teacher Trainer in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya. Dr. Wertenbaker is a long-time student of Mr. TKV Desikachar and has been teaching yoga since 1985, with an emphasis on individual therapeutic work. She was a co-founder of Viniyoga America in 1986, and is a co-founder of Yoga as Therapy North American (YATNA). Students find that Dolphi’s teaching brings clarity, compassion and depth to the subject at hand.

Elizabeth Cunningham Bossart, M.A., holds Masters of Arts degrees in Ayurveda and Education and is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. Elizabeth graduated from the Mt. Madonna Institute of Ayurveda where she is now an Instructor in their Ayurveda Diploma program. Her primary mentor is Dr. Sarita Shrestha with other influential teachers including Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. R.H. Singh and Dr. John Douillard. Elizabeth is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and her clinical practice is based in San Francisco. She’s also trained in the yoga tradition of Sri T. Krishnamacharya and Mr. TKV Desikachar.

Chase is a long time, private student of Mr. TKV Desikachar and has spent more than 4 years in Chennai studying yoga. An exceptionally clear communicator with extensive experience in the therapeutic application of yoga, Chase travels frequently to present workshops and trainings on a wide range of yoga and yoga therapy topics. Chase also regularly develops yoga interventions for scientific research. He formerly served as the Director of Therapy and Education at the Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco for 6+ years.

Amanda Green, C-IAYT

Amanda Green has over 15 years of personal yoga practice, 3,000+ teaching hours and more than 1,800 hours of yoga training. She is a graduate of the YATNA yoga therapy training program, and a certified IAYT yoga therapist. Amanda is faculty at Yoga Well Institute where she teaches and mentors future yoga therapists, and she offers individual yoga therapy through her practice in Austin, TX and online.

Meet the Team

Teachers

Dolphi Wertenbaker, M.D., C-IAYT
Dolphi Wertenbaker, M.D., C-IAYT

Dolphi Wertenbaker M.D., is a graduate of Columbia University and Cornell University Medical College. She is a certified Yoga Teacher Trainer in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya. Dr. Wertenbaker is a long-time student of Mr. TKV Desikachar and has been teaching yoga since 1985, with an emphasis on individual therapeutic work. She was a co-founder of Viniyoga America in 1986, and is a co-founder of Yoga as Therapy North American (YATNA). Students find that Dolphi’s teaching brings clarity, compassion and depth to the subject at hand.

Elizabeth Cunningham Bossart, M.A.
Elizabeth Cunningham Bossart, M.A.

Elizabeth Cunningham Bossart, M.A., holds Masters of Arts degrees in Ayurveda and Education and is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. Elizabeth graduated from the Mt. Madonna Institute (MMI) of Ayurveda where she is now an Instructor in MMI’s Ayurveda Diploma program. Elizabeth also teaches classes on Ayurveda in the Bay Area and workshops around North America. Her primary mentor is Dr. Sarita Shrestha with other influential teachers including Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. R.H. Singh and Dr. John Douillard. Elizabeth is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and her clinical practice is based in San Francisco. She’s also trained in the yoga tradition of Sri T. Krishnamacharya and Mr. TKV Desikachar via the Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco’s 500 Hour Yoga Teaching Training program.

Chase Bossart, M.A., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
Chase Bossart, M.A., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

Chase is a long time, private student of Mr. TKV Desikachar and has spent more than 4 years in Chennai studying yoga. An exceptionally clear communicator with extensive experience in the therapeutic application of yoga, Chase travels frequently to present workshops and trainings on a wide range of yoga and yoga therapy topics. Chase also regularly develops yoga interventions for scientific research. He formerly served as the Director of Therapy and Education at the Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco for 6+ years.

Chase Bossart, M.A., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
Amanda Green, C-IAYT

Amanda Green has over 15 years of personal yoga practice, 3,000+ teaching hours and more than 1,800 hours of yoga training. She is a graduate of the YATNA yoga therapy training program, and a certified IAYT yoga therapist. Amanda is faculty at Yoga Well Institute where she teaches and mentors future yoga therapists, and she offers individual yoga therapy through her practice in Austin, TX and online.

Staff

Our team is 100% virtual, part time and works from four continents and five time zones!

We all love that we get to invest time each week supporting a company whose values and impact align to our own, which means we love supporting your learning journey. Allow us to introduce ourselves.

Nicole Larner

Head of Finance

Ashley Collom

Marketing Manager

Liz Stern

Operations Manager

My background includes over 9 years of experience providing Financial Planning expertise to both large government ministries and small businesses. I couldn’t be happier to now combine my love of numbers with my passion for yoga!

My role on the team is to make sure the numbers jive, and to provide all the financial analytics that the leadership’s hearts desire.

I grew up in Edmonton, Canada, and I have been immensely privileged to trot around our beautiful globe. I have lived in a few different cities, and my current home base is the wonderful city of Berlin, Germany! Fun facts about me include: I love doing homework, I know Kung Fu, I have a slight obsession with fine porcelain goods, and my life-long goal is to become a polyglot!

I started my career in NYC as a literary agent.

These days I am Yoga Well’s content and marketing strategy queen: keeping social channels, emails, and all other content-related goodies fresh and educational.

I’m a Texas native who now resides in Austin, Texas with my girlfriend, chihuahua, and kitten. I can read your tarot cards or suggest the best Real Housewives franchise for your energy. Y’know, the important things.

After nearly a decade of dedication to the path of yoga through teaching and personal study, I’m thrilled to support the Yoga Well team and incorporate my operations management and leadership skills into our world of mindfulness.

In this role, I manage all things customer service, oversee our tool administration, and maintain our student portal and online learning materials.

Originally from Santa Cruz, CA, I now live in Cincinnati, OH, by way of Hawaii, and prior to that, Chicago. I love to bake, particularly late at night, and I currently have over 35 house plants at home! In addition to my work at Yoga Well, I also teach Pilates, and manage the local fitness studio where I teach.

Janice Janea

Virtual Assistant

Jess Demshar

Yoga Program Coordinator

With 7 years experience working as a Virtual Assistant, I have honed my skills through supporting entrepreneurs across the globe grow their business. Now I support the team operations handling things like weekly class video uploads, ongoing maintenance of classes and side projects like gathering and organizing data.

When I’m not working from my home in the Philippines, I’m a nap queen, I love to sleep. When I’m not sleeping, I’m a K-Drama Fangirl. I love to watch Korean dramas, even though I rely on the subtitles so I can understand the plot.

After over eleven years of full time teaching and facilitation in the Denver yoga industry it is a joy to bring my expertise to the amazing team here at the Yoga Well Institute.

I work with the team behind the scenes to bring you some of the best programming in this industry while also fostering Yoga Well’s relationships with our community.

Originally from Wyoming I have been fortunate enough to see the world many times over. Currently my husband and I live in a village of fifty people in Northern New Mexico where we work on our 200 year old adobe home, rescue cats, make art, and play in the dirt.

Staff

Our team is 100% virtual, part time and works from four continents and five time zones!

We all love that we get to invest time each week supporting a company whose values and impact align to our own, which means we love supporting your learning journey. Allow us to introduce ourselves.

Nicole Larner
Nicole Larner

Head of Finance

My background includes over 9 years of experience providing Financial Planning expertise to both large government ministries and small businesses. I couldn’t be happier to now combine my love of numbers with my passion for yoga!

My role on the team is to make sure the numbers jive, and to provide all the financial analytics that the leadership’s hearts desire.

I grew up in Edmonton, Canada, and I have been immensely privileged to trot around our beautiful globe. I have lived in a few different cities, and my current home base is the wonderful city of Berlin, Germany! Fun facts about me include: I love doing homework, I know Kung Fu, I have a slight obsession with fine porcelain goods, and my life-long goal is to become a polyglot!

Nicole Larner
Ashley Collom

Marketing Manager

I started my career in NYC as a literary agent.

These days I am Yoga Well’s content and marketing strategy queen: keeping social channels, emails, and all other content-related goodies fresh and educational.

I’m a Texas native who now resides in Austin, Texas with my girlfriend, chihuahua, and kitten. I can read your tarot cards or suggest the best Real Housewives franchise for your energy. Y’know, the important things.

Nicole Larner
Liz Stern

Operations Manager

After nearly a decade of dedication to the path of yoga through teaching and personal study, I’m thrilled to support the Yoga Well team and incorporate my operations management and leadership skills into our world of mindfulness.

In this role, I manage all things customer service, oversee our tool administration, and maintain our student portal and online learning materials.

Originally from Santa Cruz, CA, I now live in Cincinnati, OH, by way of Hawaii, and prior to that, Chicago. I love to bake, particularly late at night, and I currently have over 35 house plants at home! In addition to my work at Yoga Well, I also teach Pilates, and manage the local fitness studio where I teach.

Janice Janea
Janice Janea

Virtual Assistant

With 7 years experience working as a Virtual Assistant, I have honed my skills through supporting entrepreneurs across the globe grow their business. Now I support the team operations handling things like weekly class video uploads, ongoing maintenance of classes and side projects like gathering and organizing data.

When I’m not working from my home in the Philippines, I’m a nap queen, I love to sleep. When I’m not sleeping, I’m a K-Drama Fangirl. I love to watch Korean dramas, even though I rely on the subtitles so I can understand the plot.

Janice Janea
Jess Demshar

Yoga Program Coordinator

After over eleven years of full time teaching and facilitation in the Denver yoga industry it is a joy to bring my expertise to the amazing team here at the Yoga Well Institute.

I work with the team behind the scenes to bring you some of the best programming in this industry while also fostering Yoga Well’s relationships with our community.

Originally from Wyoming I have been fortunate enough to see the world many times over. Currently my husband and I live in a village of fifty people in Northern New Mexico where we work on our 200 year old adobe home, rescue cats, make art, and play in the dirt.