Vonita, a yoga therapist and experienced yoga instructor, is a 2024 addition to Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Wellness & Preventive Medicine. Vonita discovered yoga in 2012 when she became an empty nester and a friend invited her to a yoga class. After several years of sporadically attending classes, yoga finally took root. In 2016, Vonita completed a 200 hr yoga teacher training with the intention of deepening her practice. Not to teach.

As Vonita went on to complete a 300 hr training, Kemetic yoga training, Kundalini yoga training and finally, yoga therapy certification, she began and continues to teach yoga in non-traditional spaces – libraries, backyards, and community centers. Vonita is passionate about making yoga relatable and accessible to all and plans to continue that mission now that she has joined the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.


  • Level 1 Certified Kundalini Yoga
  • Certified Kemetic Yoga