Meet Our Team
Swami Atmarupa - Course Instructor
Swami Atmarupa
(Beverly Roberts Singh)
Education Director
Swami Atmarupa Saraswati is a Yogacharya of the Yoga Vidya Council announced in 2015 by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
Teaching since 1995, she is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 level, RPYT (prenatal yoga), RCYT (children's yoga) and YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.) Teaching since 1995, she has been conducting teacher training since 2000, training students from around the world.
Prior to following her passion for yoga teaching, Atmarupa was a certified registered nurse anesthetist for over 25 years and was a primary instructor in the nurse anesthesia program for 10 years at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Atmarupa is also the Founder and Director of Atma Center , a yoga studio in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, which has been open since 1997.  The Atma Center houses the Yoga Academy of North America.
Swami Atmarupa is one of YANA's traveling teachers.
Who Teaches and Mentors?
YANA's courses are taught by accredited Satyananda Yoga instructors. Only senior instructors mentor teacher training students. Instructors with Level 1 accreditation have successfully completed Yogic Studies Level 1 and Teacher Training Level 1, encompassing over 800 hours of class attendance and study; instructors with Level 2 accreditation have completed Yogic Studies Level 2 and Teacher Training Level 2, for a total of over 1500 hours of coursework. Accredited instructors must also maintain Continuing Education requirements.
Most YANA instructors also have college degrees and extensive experience in their fields of specialty.
Our faculty includes:
  • former nurse anesthetist
  • a nurse
  • an occupational therapist
  • a massage therapist
  • a school teacher trained to work with special needs children
  • ...and many other professionals.

YANA Board of Directors

Swami Atmarupa Saraswati - YANA Board President
Jignasu Karunadhara - YANA Board Member
Swami Atmarupa Saraswati
Beverly Roberts Singh, CRNA, BA, AYT, E-RYT 500
Board President
Jignasu Karunadhara,
Kristine Fondran, BS, MS,
AYT, E-RYT 500
Board Member
In 2015, Swami Atmarupa  was named as a Yogaacharya of the Yoga Vidya Councel to represent the yoga teachings of the Bihar School of Yoga.  In addition, she has a BA in Anthropology from Cleveland State University.  Beverly was trained as a nurse anesthetist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and was a primary faculty member of that program for 10 years. 
Karunadhara is a licensed elementary education teacher, skating instructor, certified yoga instructor, owner of  North Coast Inline Skating School in Cleveland, OH and director of the Inline Certification Program.
Karunadhara has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Cleveland State University and a Master in Education (Exercise Science), from Cleveland State University.
Sannyasi Atmadarshan - YANA Board Member
Swami Atmarupa Saraswati - YANA Board President
Sannyasi Bhaktitara,
Terri Keppinger, BBA, AYT
Board Member
Sannyasi Samatamurti
Anne Monsees, AYT
Board Member
Sannyasi Bhaktitara has a BBA in Marketing and graduated from the Bihar School of Yoga with a Diploma in Yoga Psychology. She is an accredited Satyananda Yoga teacher who lives in Hawaii, and is a founder of Zero Point Embodiment and North Shore Rolfing.
Bhaktitara has spent many years in Rikhiapeeth doing seva, as well as serving on 5 missions with Doctors Without Borders.

Sannyasi Samatamurti has spent many years doing seva at Satyananda Yoga ashrams around the world. Between 2010-2015 she was in Australia, New Zealand and India. Samata has a Diploma in Satyananda Yoga Teaching.