200-Hour Faculty

Andrew Beaumont, PhD, MD, Neurosurgeon, 500-hr. Certified Viniyoga Teacher, Wausau, WI

Dr. Beaumont has a deep interest in complementary care including Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Yoga. He is generous in bringing his physiology and neurosurgery background into the training in practical and accessible ways. You will find him engaging as he discusses the autonomic nervous system, the spine and adapting for health conditions. He is a talented yoga teacher in his own right and perceptive and kind as he helps others with their teaching skills. Andrew completed the 200 hr Viniyoga Wellness Instructor Training (2014-15).   500 hr. Viniyoga Teacher Training with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute and is currently in the AVI Yoga Therapist Training.


 

Bill Miller, MA, RYT-500, Certified Viniyoga Teacher, Wausau, WI

Bill Miller

Bill brings many years of experience in teaching methodology into his work with yoga teachers-in-training. His enthusiasm for yoga and teaching comes through in his gentle guidance. He helps students master skills one step at a time so that they gain confidence in their abilities to practice yoga and teach.  Humor, sincerity, anc compassion infuse Bill’s mentoring.  Bill completed the 200 hr Viniyoga Wellness Instructor Training (2014-15) and the 500 hr. Viniyoga Teacher Training (2019).  He is Certified in Gentle Yoga For Low Back Care (30 hrs.) through Justine Shelton and Yoga Vista Academy (2017). He has also received training through the Veterans Yoga Project in Mindful Yoga Trauma Recovery (2016).


 

Jane Wengert, RN, C-IAYT, Certified Viniyoga Therapist, Minocqua, WI

Jane’s experience as a nurse and health coach, a former yoga studio owner, yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist combined with her sharp intellect enhances her work with teachers-in-training. She has over 20 years of acute care nursing experience in specialty areas such as oncology, coronary/surgical intensive care, and post anesthesia care. Jane holds certifications from a 200-hour hatha yoga teacher training, the AVI Foundations for Yoga Therapy Training (200-hr) and the AVI Viniyoga Therapist training and she continues to advance her knowledge and study of Viniyoga with her teacher Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute.


 

Jay Coldwell, RYT-200, Certified Viniyoga Wellness Instructor, iRest Level 2 Teacher, Vedic Chant student, Wausau, WI

Jay Coldwell

Jay’s passion for Vedic chanting and his accessible way of teaching Vedic chant and the Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali enhances the student’s experience in our training program. Jay is a 200 hr. Viniyoga Wellness Instructor (2014-15 class) and Studio Manager for 5 Koshas Yoga & Wellness. He continues to study Vedic chant with Linda Speckman and Sonia Nelson (Vedic Chant Center). He is an iRest Level 2 teacher.  Jay brings his knowledge of healthcare where he worked on the insurance side of the industry as well as his wisdom about the daily workings of a yoga studio into the training. He leads chanting and discussion of the Yoga Sutras during each weekend session.  Students appreciate his patient, encouraging and humorous approach to chanting and yoga philosophy.


 

Heather Van Dalfsen, MEd, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Certified Viniyoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, Wausau, WI

Heather Van Dalfsen

Heather has been immersed in yoga for over 15 years, including over 9 years as a teacher.  She received certifications as a Viniyoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute. Her experience as a High School & Jr. High English Teacher and Coach, business owner (Managing Partner, 5 Koshas Yoga & Wellness) and experienced Viniyoga teacher at the 500 hour level informs her work with teachers-in-training. Heather has experience teaching students of all ages and in many different community settings. She brings great insight, creativity and kindness to students in the program.


 

Mary Kluz, MS, RYT-200, Certified Viniyoga Wellness Instructor, Wausau WI

Mary Kluz

Wit, wisdom, insight and excellence in teaching and group facilitation are qualities that Mary brings to the teacher training. In addition to her 200-hour Viniyoga Wellness Instructor certification, Mary also brings many years of experience as a facilitator with the UW-Extension into her interactions with students. Mary teaches ongoing classes at 5 Koshas Yoga & Wellness for Stress Relief & Deep Relaxation and leads workshops on leadership, communication, team building and whole-hearted living. She is particularly gifted in teaching methodology and making yoga accessible for a wide range of students.


 

Pauline Zweck, E-RYT-200, Certified Viniyoga Wellness Instructor, Wausau, WI

Pauline Zweck

Pauline has over 13 years of experience as a yoga teacher, training in 2007 in Hatha Yoga and in 2014 as a Viniyoga Wellness Instructor. Her insight and fun-loving nature as well as experience with teaching beginning yoga students informs her teaching style as well as her mentoring of teachers-in-training. Pauline takes an interest in the transformation of every teacher-in-training. She wants to see you grow as a practitioner and as a teacher. Pauline teaches a variety of classes at 5 Koshas Yoga & Wellness, including Yoga for Beginners & Beyond, and Senior Mat and Chair Yoga.


 

Renee Peterson, RYT-200, Certified Viniyoga Wellness Instructor and Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Wausau, WI

Renee Peterson

Renee’s care and nurturing of her yoga students carries over to her mentoring in the teacher training. Her experience in teaching beginners, seniors, pregnant women, postpartum women, toddlers and families provides unique insights for teacher trainees.  Prenatal, Family Yoga and  Yoga for Beginners and Beyond are among Renee’s regular classes at 5 Koshas Yoga & Wellness. Renee is certified as a 200-hour Viniyoga Wellness Instructor (2014-15) and Prenatal Yoga Teacher (Jennifer Colletti, Yoga Center of Minneapolis, 2017) in addition to completing the Yoga Bonding Postnatal & Mom and Baby Yoga Teacher Training Course (2016). She teaches across the lifespan and is particularly gifted with adapting yoga for a variety of individuals including prenatal and postnatal.


 

Steve White, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Certified Viniyoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, Shorewood,  WI

Humor, intellect, and perspective are key qualities that Steve infuses into the teacher training. He also shows up with his immense yoga book collection to share resources and guide further study. Trained in Pilates as well as the Shambhala Buddhist tradition of meditation, Steve found yoga in 2006. Although initially trained in Vinyasa flow, Steve’s passion revealed itself in the Viniyoga tradition. Steve went on to study with Gary Kraftsow and the American Viniyoga Institute in the 500 hr. Viniyoga Teacher Training and Yoga Therapist Training. Steve offers classes and private sessions in the Milwaukee area.