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Judy and Maitreyi

Judy Dettwiler

Judy is a Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher (CYST) at the 685 hr. Level, a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level, and a Certified Embodyment® Yoga Therapist.  Her advanced teacher training is in Deeper Yoga.

Maitreyi is certified in the following Svaroopa®® Yoga specialities:

  • Deeper Yoga, Advanced Backbends, Deceptive Flexibility

  • Bliss Yoga—Beginning & Advanced

  • Prenatal Yoga—Before, During & After Pregnancy

  • Senior Yoga –Gentle Yoga & Special Needs

  • Yoga Therapist, Level 1-& Scoliosis

  • Vichara Therapist·   Svarooopa® Vidya Meditation Teacher & Meditation Group Leader

Maitreyi thoroughly enjoys working with everyone who comes through the studio door—no matter what your age, physical condition, or experience with yoga.  She is here to help you give your best to Svaroopa® Yoga.

The teachers at Springdale Yoga are committed to providing students with the deepest experience and knowledge of all of the Svaroopa® yoga sciences.

At Springdale Yoga Judy teaches Continuing and Deeper yoga classes, Joint Movement Flow classes and Yoga without Props. She provides Embodyment® Yoga Therapy for clients.  


Judy retired from UW Health West Towne Pediatrics in 2006 after 25 years of employment.  She coordinated volunteers at the Verona Food Pantry for 6 yrs. Judy and her husband, Bob live in Verona. They have 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren.


Taking classes at Springdale Yoga led Judy to become a teacher of Svaroopa® Yoga. She was inspired by Maitreyi Margie Wilsman who owns and teaches there.

Judy writes: “Svaroopa® Yoga has been life changing for me and I enjoy sharing it so that others may find release from tension in their bodies as their mind becomes calm and clear.”

Maitreyi Margie Wilsman

Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher (CSYT) and Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher at the Advanced Level-E-RYT.

Purnata with her yoga beads.

Purnata Patty Klarer 

I was introduced to Svaroopa® Yoga in 2012 by a dear friend.   At the time I had been practicing Iyengar Yoga for 30 some years.  


Well Svaroopa® Yoga was very different and it took an open mind to get me to come back but I did and never turned my cheek again.

In fact I was so in love with the style of yoga that I signed up for Foundations, the first step into the Svaroopa® Teacher Training, in April 1016.  After completing Foundations I knew that Svaroopa®  Yoga was my path to become a yoga teacher.  


Plus, Maitreyi didn’t waste anytime getting me signed up for teaching the Basics class on Tuesday evenings.


Next I went back to Lokananda for the Embodyment course to get certified for Embodyment Yoga Therapy.


At this time I am focusing on completing my 200 hour certification in 2017.   I am now teaching a Continuing Yoga class at Springdale and substituting when needed.


You may also purchase my Mala’s at the yoga center.  I have created jewelry since I was a teenager and found the stringing Mala necklaces to the tune of the Bhagavad Gita opens my heart ever more!  They are in a wide variety of semi-precious beads and rudraksha beads.


I’m amazed with how this Svaroopa yoga opens up not only your body but your heart and mind as well!

Purnata (pronounced poor-nă-TĂĂ) is Patty’s Sanskrit name.  It means fullness, the state of being full or filled.  Purna means “full,” taa means “state.”


Every name has a promise as well as a warning in it.  Purnata means you can always look outside of yourself in order to be filled by others, and manage your life so you feel always full – but this fullness is superficial.  Or you can look deeper to find the inner filling that comes from your own Divine Essence – for you are already full.

I am now teaching classes at my own NEW studio, Yoga Gatherings located just south of Barneveld off Hwy K.  I will be a substitute teacher at Springdale Yoga when needed.

Maitreyi (mai-trai-ee) is Margie’s Sanskrit name.  My name in faux Sanskrit.

Background Stories:


Maitreyi began Svaroopa® yoga classes in 2002. Her friend Anna Fowler who was a physical therapist took her to a class.  Maitreyi had severe hip pains that prevented her from gardening, biking to her office, and even climbing stairs in her home.  After her first Svaroopa® Yoga class she knew this yoga was for her.

Now she no longer has any physical restrictions plus she has benefited in so many more ways, including getting to know all the wonderful people who show up at Springdale Yoga.

Maitreyi has over 1700 hours of teacher training through Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram and continues to take at least one course yearly.  She started teacher training in 2003, and has never questioned her decision.  “There is always more to learn and ways to improve the services we provide students and clients” she says with a smile.

Maitreyi (mai-trai-ee) is Margie’s Sanskrit name.  

The name comes from one of the first & early woman sages in India who was known for her deep spiritual writing.  The name also means friendly.  Maitreyi’s  Guru Swami Nirmalananda, who gave her this name, said:  

This combination of deep spirituality and friendliness is a rare combination, and one you inherently possess.

In February 2015, for the first time, Maitreyi traveled to India to Ganeshpuri, a town in the Tansa River valley area about two hours outside Mumbai.  This is the birthplace of the Svaroopa® Yoga Sciences.

Maitreyi completed her PhD in teacher education at the University of Minnesota.  She brings to her yoga teaching many years of experience of working with teachers K-16 in mathematics, science and reading.  She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses, advised graduate students, written and administered grants, and conducted research.  She “retired” from the University of Wisconsin Madison in Spring 2013 and from her national evaluation consulting work in Winter 2015. Retirement provides more time for Springdale Yoga, her family and her own yoga development.


The 125+ year old home where she lives in, on to which Springdale Yoga was built is sometimes used for bringing students together, as for holding Yoga Discussion Groups or Celebration birthdays.  Maitreyi has two sons and 3 granddaughters.

Many people get to meet Maitreyi’s boyfriend, Ronald Numbers, who lives in Madison.  They were introduced back in April 2014 by yoga students Greg Mitman and Deb Klebesadel, a married couple who are attend classes.  Ron and Gregg work together on at UW-Madison.



Contact Maitreyi at 608-215-7218

Summer 2015 ‘Advanced ‘Backbends Course—doing the flying pigeon
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