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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 (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 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.

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.

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.

Sunni VonMutius

Business Manager

Samuel Carrington

Operations Manager

Nicole Larner

Financial Specialist

After 20+ years as a corporate business strategist including 5 years working with entrepreneurs, I’m thrilled to be applying my skills with a company that aligns with my spiritual path.

My role on the team is to orchestrate and manage the business side of Yoga Well Institute so Chase can focus on teaching, supporting the community and continuing his own journey.

I’m was born, and still live in Orlando, Florida. Some fun, quirky facts about me, I can wiggle my ears, I’ve visited all 50 states and I was homeschooled.

I am so excited to be part of the YogaWell team; after spending the last decade driving excellence in operations and customer experience for fast-growing startups, it is a real joy to help maintain and nurture such a heart-centered company.

Specifically, my role helps connect all of the pieces and parts of the company and “keep the lights on” with customer support, tool administration, and maintenance of the student portal.

I currently live in Galesburg, Illinois, but was born and raised in the Bay Area of California. As a true introvert, the best ways to get me talking include musical theater, leather care, and my adorable pets (a pug, a maltese, and a black cat).

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!

Meygan Ngo

Marketing Strategist

Janice Janea

Virtual Assistant

Kristin Laing

Writer

My vast experience ranges from teaching, communications, and project coordination to my true métier, marketing. And I’m excited to apply my skills to an organization with values I share.

As Yoga Well’s Marketing Strategist, I jazz, snazz, and pizazz our content to make sure that we are discoverable by the Western world while staying true to our Eastern teachings.

I was born in Vietnam, grew up in California, and have been traveling across the world for the past 5 years. Fun facts about me: I speak 3 languages, em nói ba thứ tiếng, hablo tres idiomas; scuba diving is my favorite hobby; and I am in denial about my lactose intolerance… because cheese is life.

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.

Hello there. Earlier in life, I spent 15 years as an event and entertainment logistics manager, coordinating international tours and festivals. Now I am a copywriter/editor with experience in social media management, marketing strategy development and planning. I’m honored to be a part of the team, working directly with Chase to write articles from his teachings.

I’m originally from Long Island, NY and now live outside of Washington, D.C. Many are surprised to learn that I know how to yodel, and I’m currently learning to play the conch shell and the Tibetan gyaling.

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.

Sunni VonMutius
Sunni VonMutius

Business Manager

After 20+ years as a corporate business strategist including 5 years working with entrepreneurs, I’m thrilled to be applying my skills with a company that aligns with my spiritual path.

My role on the team is to orchestrate and manage the business side of Yoga Well Institute so Chase can focus on teaching, supporting the community and continuing his own journey.

I’m was born, and still live in Orlando, Florida. Some fun, quirky facts about me, I can wiggle my ears, I’ve visited all 50 states and I was homeschooled.

Samuel Carrington
Samuel Carrington

Operations Manager

I am so excited to be part of the YogaWell team; after spending the last decade driving excellence in operations and customer experience for fast-growing startups, it is a real joy to help maintain and nurture such a heart-centered company.

Specifically, my role helps connect all of the pieces and parts of the company and “keep the lights on” with customer support, tool administration, and maintenance of the student portal.

I currently live in Galesburg, Illinois, but was born and raised in the Bay Area of California. As a true introvert, the best ways to get me talking include musical theater, leather care, and my adorable pets (a pug, a maltese, and a black cat).

Nicole Larner
Nicole Larner

Financial Specialist

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!

Meygan Ngo
Meygan Ngo

Marketing Strategist

My vast experience ranges from teaching, communications, and project coordination to my true métier, marketing. And I’m excited to apply my skills to an organization with values I share.

As Yoga Well’s Marketing Strategist, I jazz, snazz, and pizazz our content to make sure that we are discoverable by the Western world while staying true to our Eastern teachings.

I was born in Vietnam, grew up in California, and have been traveling across the world for the past 5 years. Fun facts about me: I speak 3 languages, em nói ba thứ tiếng, hablo tres idiomas; scuba diving is my favorite hobby; and I am in denial about my lactose intolerance… because cheese is life.

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.

Kristin Laing
Kristin Laing

Writer

Hello there. Earlier in life, I spent 15 years as an event and entertainment logistics manager, coordinating international tours and festivals. Now I am a copywriter/editor with experience in social media management, marketing strategy development and planning. I’m honored to be a part of the team, working directly with Chase to write articles from his teachings.

I’m originally from Long Island, NY and now live outside of Washington, D.C. Many are surprised to learn that I know how to yodel, and I’m currently learning to play the conch shell and the Tibetan gyaling.