A few members of our community

Laura Nicole Roseman, RYT 500

A devotee and advocate of bold Intimacy with the self and in our connections with others ... a mystic at heart. 

She dreamed up Svatantrya after deep exploration of traditional tantric teachings that brought her home after a long search, after a major head injury and during a period of grief and loss, yet somehow that recipe did create a sort of magic. Svatantrya was in response to a need she recognized in all of us, to have a supportive space for self-discovery and community, a place to foster internal liberation and the celebration of honest vulnerable connection. 


Julian von Loesch, Ph.D., E-RYT 500 

Julian has studied yoga and tantra for over 20 years, both modern and traditional approaches, culminating in a 4 year stay at Shri Kali Ashram, a traditional tantra yoga ashram in India. He studied under the guidance of Indian master teacher Bhagavan Shri Shanmukha Ananta Natha and served as one of the head teachers in the ashram's Yoga Alliance certified teacher training program.

He received his Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis on Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California which rounds out his interest in spirituality with psychological training.


 Svetlana Anzak

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Born in the Arctic Circle and raised under the vast skies of the icy tundra, Svetlana was always inspired by the dynamic dance of the Aurora Borealis, yet dreamed of a world far beyond the dramatic horizons of her home land.

With an interest in all things artistic, a passion for language and culture, and an inner quest for spiritual understanding, Svetlana spent much of her life traveling around the world in search of her dreams.


Shelley Howard

Shelley is our in-house wholisitic councelor and body worker. She is offering individual mind-body therapeutic sessions to cultivate awareness of your inner world and how it directly creates your outer world. Also she is the mistress of our finances.

Ilya Shabanov

Ilya is a fellow tantric and helps facilitating some of the yoga classes at the temple from Jan-Mar 17. He is an ex entrepreneur in the software industries who realized that the true meaning is not our profession or money or status, but the true self.

 Hanna Johnson

Hanna has been practicing yoga for the last 6 years, earning her YTT 200 two years ago. She has been recently introduced to the world of Tantra yoga which she finds has changed both her personal practice and her life immensely. Hanna is a graduate from The University of North Texas with a focus on Psychology, Anthropology, and International Studies. She has a passion for humanity and the study of cultures around the world. You can find Hanna participating or instructing Asana’s, engaging in spiritual conversation, or hanging with her temple pup, Dean in Svatantrya’s backyard.
Dean is Svantantrya’s Temple pup and the owner of community members Keren and Hanna. Dean spends his days in the temple’s backyard spouting off spiritual wisdom to surrounding squirrels. Dean is a little shy at first, so don’t be offended if he takes a little while to warm up to you. Like acquiring great knowledge of the scriptures, his affection takes time, patience, and persistence. Dean considers himself overall a very good boy and would never turn away a treat or some scraps from the Temple’s meal program.