St. James Lutheran Church
Activity Center (Preschool Entrance)
427 S. Main Street
Verona, WI 53593

What is Svaroopa®Yoga?

This style of yoga teaches different ways of doing familiar poses, emphasizing the opening of the spine by beginning at the tailbone and progressing through each spinal area. As the body opens, the mind begins to quiet.

You will use props such as blankets and blocks to support you in the pose. These are provided.

Discover an easy yoga, slower-paced and focused on your health, joy and spirituality.



JUDY'S CERTIFICATIONS: Svaroopa®Yoga Teacher(CSYT)@ 500 hr. Registered as a RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance, the national register of yoga teachers. A Certified Embodyment Yoga Therapist(CEYT) through Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram.

Judy Dettwiler

About Judy

I am a retired RN, having worked in pediatrics @ UW Health West Towne for 25 years. I have lived in Dane county for 50 years. I have four daughters and 10 grandchildren. My husband, Bob and I live in Verona, Wi.


Ten years ago, I began studying Svaroopa® Yoga and I began teaching six months after my first class. I was looking for a yoga class that I felt comfortable with the movement. I have Menere’s Disease and wanted to be able to live my life without episodes of dizziness which would be debilitating. The dizziness disappeared as I continued classes.


Springdale Yoga and Meditation Center is another local studio where I also teach and have spent the last 10 years, teaching Beginning Yoga, Continuing Yoga, Deeper Yoga and Yoga without Props.

In March, I began teaching at St. James Lutheran Church in the Activity Center. I am thrilled to teach in this beautiful space. Sharing Svaroopa® Yoga with others is a life-long goal of mine. 


Weekly Classes





Continuing Svaroopa® Yoga

@Springdale Yoga and

Meditation Center

2674 Allen Drive, Verona, WI

all classes canceled UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE... 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all classes will be canceled indefinitely. Please follow the social distancing guidelines but reach out to family and friends through phone calls and/or social networking! We are in this together! Do your yoga at home!

*In Yoga Basics you will learn foundational poses- the reliable core opening poses that provide the foundation of Svaroopa®yoga practice. You will learn a breathing practice to help quiet your mind and experience your inner bliss. 

Cost/$15.00 per class or (6) Classes for $75 (buy 5, get 1 free!).

If these classes do not fit your schedule or location, visit the following Svaroopa® yoga studios...
Maitreyi (Margie) Wilsman-
Purnata (Patty) Klarer-


"I certainly notice how much more relaxed and refreshed I feel after yoga. I find it a great way to spend the day! Learning how to listen to my inner breath has helped in relaxing me whenever I start to feel a little anxious. I've also felt less tension in my muscles and after doing the poses." ~ Charlene

"I have recently begun this yoga class and am enjoying this type of yoga very much. I have gotten one-on-one guidance and instruction. I have always wondered if I am doing things correctly with alignment, placement, etc. Judy will tweak my form to ensure the best results from the various moves. I am not a yoga natural. I have taken so many other yoga classes and have not clicked with any until now! Initially I though because the moves are slower and more deliberate that I wasn't getting a lot out of it, but I am. I have been more flexible, relaxed and also, sore, after a few of the classes as I don't usually use the muscles that are addressed in this method of yoga. Judy's kind and patient direction is so relaxing and empowering!" ~ Patty

Get in Touch

Judy Dettwiler \\ Tel: 608-514-4854


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