A.J. Jones, "Arjuna"
Owner & Director, E-RYT 500
AJ has been teaching yoga full time since 2006 and has been operating Atma Bodha Yoga in Virginia Beach since 2008. He is a certified Integral Yoga Teacher in the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, and is also a certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher. He has been leading regular yoga teacher training programs and certifying other teachers since 2009. His main and favorite teacher is Swami Asokananda.
Neleh Barcarse Poletsky, "Padmamukhi"
Neleh is a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 Hour level (RYT 500). Neleh's Sanskrit name, Padmamukhi, means Lotus-Faced.
In the Fall of 2013, Neleh completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training at Atma Bodha Yoga. She was so enthralled in her study of Yoga, that she immediately enrolled in Atma Bodha's 500 Hour Teacher Training, where she graduated in the Spring of 2014.
She is a kirtan enthusiast and you may hear her rhythmically striking the kartals or devotionally leading chants while strumming the ukulele. She believes that the vibration of certain sounds, music, mantra recitation and chanting promotes the healing of the mind and body and often plays the singing bowl as part of the yoga classes she teaches.
Shane Sawsiengmongkol, "Siddhartha"
Shane was born in Thailand, grew up in Washington DC and moved to Hampton Roads when he attended college at ODU.
He first came to yoga for the physical benefits and feels that he stayed with yoga for the spiritual benefits and quieting of the mind.
Shane graduated from ABY 200 Hour Teacher Training with AJ in 2015. When he's not doing yoga, Shane enjoys cooking, playing ukulele, and snowboarding, and surfing.