Certified Instructors

Gus Lightheart – President

Gus has been teaching & practicing American Yoga & meditation. since 1963. He previously studied with two Tibetan lamas, Geshe Wangyal in New Jersey, and Tarthang Tulku in California.

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Bruce Lano – Vice President

Bruce has been teaching and practicing American Yoga and meditation since 1969. During the winter Bruce holds classes in Boca Raton, FL.

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Lori Lano – Treasurer

Lori has been teaching and practicing American Yoga and meditation since 1975 . During the winter Lori holds classes in Boca Raton, FL.

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William V. Stenz – Board member

Bill has been practicing American Yoga since 1978 and has been teaching since the mid-eighties. Bill currently teaches at the American Yoga Foundation and in Delhi, N.Y.

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Susan Rochmis (Jivita)- Board member

Jivita has been teaching American Yoga in Upstate New York since the late 1990’s. She became a student of Monica Hathaway’s in 1978 and moved from NYC to study more closely.  She holds a Master’s in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute and teaches theater at SUNY Delhi. She is a professional artist, specializing in portraiture. She sometimes uses sound, movement and art in addition to the basic American Yoga class instruction. She gives workshops and classes at AYF as well as her Delhi home and Franklin studio. She may be contacted through AYF or at the email below.

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Michael Karlovich – Board member

Michael has been studying American Yoga since 2006 and has been teaching since 2011.

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Jason Lindow – Board member

Jason has been studying and practicing American Yoga since 2012 and teaches at the American Yoga Foundation.

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Dan Grossman – Board member

Dan has been practicing and teaching American Yoga since his 6-week internship at the Foundation in 2012. He currently works as a research assistant at the VA Boston Healthcare System and intends to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

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Alex Clain

Alex has been practicing and teaching American Yoga since 2014. He is currently enrolled in a PhD program at Northwestern University.

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Jacob Balin

Jacob has been practicing and teaching American Yoga since 2016. He currently works as a case worker at Cambridge Health Alliance.

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