Our Administrative Team
Saguna (Kelly) Goss, Business Manager
Reporting to the Board of Directors and Swami Nirmalananda, Saguna serves the organization by bringing our vision and mission into practicality. On a day-to-day basis, it means leading our staff and sevites so that they can serve you. As a SVA Board member, Saguna brings deep experience with our operational needs. As a longtime Svaroopi, Saguna says, "I am here to serve." She accepts this role with profound knowledge and experience of Svaroopa® practices as well as of our community and organization.
Kusuma (Karobi) Sachs, Enrollment Advisor
Nora Beckjord, Assistant Enrollment Advisor
Rukmini Maria Abbruzzi, Communications Coordinator
Lydia Haas, Program Services Coordinator
Heather Wallaesa, Guest Services
Sandie Tyson, Communications & Events Assistant
Sandie has experience in event coordination, marketing though new technologies, and print and graphical design. She has coordinated hundreds of special events, operating and marketing a family restaurant, as well as teaching in a middle school. She shares, “I started practicing yoga in the past year and am delighted my passion and spirit match Svaroopa yoga in an interest in health, well-being, peace, joy and spiritual development.” We are thrilled to have Sandie on board, especially with her dry sense of humor contributing to our office environment.
Pam Deluccia, Bookkeeper
Behind the scenes, Pam makes sure that the finances are properly tracked, so we manage Ashram funds according to yogic principles. She says, "I enjoy working in an atmosphere that supports those in search of their own spirituality and purpose. As a yogi most of my adult life, I felt an instant connection with the staff and the mission of Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram. I look forward to supporting Swami and the organization in a period of growth and change."
Anthony Corrado, Ashram Chef
Aptly describing himself as a Culinary Artist & Renaissance Man, Anthony says, “The journeys of my life have presented a myriad of experiences, teachings, challenges and blessings. My role at the Ashram allows me to create and care for others in a holistic environment. Being present in a yogic atmosphere allows me to draw from the wisdom handed down while developing my own practice and talents. Our time together will help cultivate and foster the expression of our purpose. Namaste.”
Suniti (Suzanne) Tozzi, Ashram Assistant
Suzanne Tozzi supports Chef Anthony in the kitchen plus she works with Swami Nirmalananda on various tasks in the Ashram and other staff at Lokananda. Suzanne describes her experience with us, "I enjoy working with and learning from Chef in a very stress-free and relaxed environment. I take great pride in supporting the Ashram's daily flow and activities." It's a pleasure to welcome Suzanne to our daily ebb and flow; an Ashram is a busy place!
We always love to welcome volunteers (sevites) who are interested in supporting the Ashram's work.
Click here for info about our Seva Program.