Dolphi Wertenbaker, M.D.

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 Bossart

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. Learn more about Elizabeth here.


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

2013 07 Chase Head Shot - correct size smallChase 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 and is Co-Director and Faculty at Yoga as Therapy North America (YATNA), a yoga therapist training organization. He formerly served as the Director of Therapy and Education at the Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco for 6+ years.