Discover the Bliss of  Your Own Being

Our Teachers

Our studio, located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is open to all, regardless of experience. We offer yoga classes, yoga therapy sessions,
meditation groups, workshops, retreats, training seminars and even wonderful trips to locales such as Mexico, Costa Rica and India.

The primary style of yoga at RBY is Svaroopa® Yoga, a supported practice that offers healing, transformation and illumination to
any body of any physical level. There are seven classes each week and our teachers are certified, well-trained and enthusiastic.

Our Teachers

Terry Gardner

Sandy Gilbert

Mary Jean Skinner

Kelly Sharp

Elaine Ippolito

Our teachers are Certified Svaroopa® Yoga instructors who have completed training through the Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram, and all are registered with the Yoga Alliance.

Yoga Alliance® is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Their mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga.

Terry (Ishvari) Gardner



Terry was born and raised in Rehoboth Beach. She came to Svaroopa® Yoga after experiencing unrelieved pain from a serious car accident. It was then she discovered the amazing gifts in both body and mind thanks to Svaroopa® Yoga. In 2001, she became a Certified Svaroopa® Yoga instructor and has continued  her education ever since with advanced training as an Embodyment® practitioner, Vichara® therapist and Meditation teacher.

Terry has been Director of Rehoboth Beach Yoga since 2008 and her leadership has placed it in the top echelon of yoga education with a variety of classes, workshops, and community outreach. She is also an enthusiastic guide at yoga retreats worldwide in Peru, Italy, Costa Rica and Tulum, Mexico.

Sandy (Mati) Gilbert,



Sandy started taking Svaroopa® Yoga classes in 2001 after moving here from Washington, DC.  Svaroopa® Yoga not only greatly reduced or eliminated her stress, it also provided her relief from hip and shoulder pain. She began taking teacher training to enhance her practice, and it set her on a second career path to become a Svaroopa® Yoga teacher and yoga therapist. Sandy recently completed meditation training with Svaroopa® founder Swami Nirmalananda. She shares her enthusiasm and personal experience of the transformative power of Svaroopa® Yoga and now Svaroopa® Vidya Meditation in her teachings.

Sandy is currently a Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher, a Certified Svaroopa® Vidya Meditation Group Leader, an Embodyment® practitioner, a yoga therapist, and a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance.

Mary Jean Skinner,



Mary Jean discovered Svaroopa® Yoga when she moved from the D.C. area to Delaware. Looking for a modality that would relieve her sciatic pain and general tightness, she began attending two or three Svaroopa® Yoga classes a week and immediately noticed that changes were taking place not only in her body, but in her mind as well.

   Mary Jean is now a Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Basics Teacher and an  Embodyment® practitioner, and has been offering Introductory and Continuing yoga classes at Rehoboth Beach Yoga since 2007.  She is also a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance and a member of the Svaroopa® Association of Teachers.

Kelly Sharp,



Kelly found Svaroopa® Yoga shortly after her move to the beach in 1999. The changes in her body were profound within the first few classes. More significant, however, were the changes in her mind. After two years of taking classes at least three times a week, Kelly entered yoga teacher training with Master Yoga Foundation. In September of 2003, she became a registered yoga teacher (RYT) at the 500+ hour level, and Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher (CSYT). She also has certifications as an Embodyment® therapist, Vichara® therapist, and Meditation teacher.

Kelly has been teaching for 14 years, and spent four years working for Master Yoga in Pennsylvania supporting the teacher trainings. She says “Svaroopa® Yoga has become a way of life for me, and I love to share this transformative practice.”

Elaine Ippolito


Elaine Ippolito began Svaroopa® Yoga classes at Rehoboth Beach Yoga in 2008.  While recovering from lower back surgery she attended class twice a week. She has maintained her practice and became so passionate about the effects on her body, she decided to share those benefits with others. She is grateful for the ability to manage pain free movement, agility and a mind-full practice. Svaroopa® Yoga has become part of her life, the rewards plentiful and further enhanced by sharing with others.

Elaine has taken Svaroopa® Yoga Foundations and intends to study further and work with her mentors to continue her self-practice and teaching at Rehoboth Beach Yoga.

Svaroopa® yoga has changed my life. I now have less pain, am enjoying walking again and it has helped with
my neuropathy. The instructors are extremely professional. They guide the class with care and concern.

- Cathy Lavinia Clark

20245 Bay Vista Road, Unit 101        Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971        302.226.7646

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