About Us

About Us

Strength   Community   Transformation

Dimitra Yoga is a community of teachers, students, and healers who are dedicated to promoting health and happiness along the beaches and beyond.

By building strength – mentally, physically, and spiritually – we develop the ability to transform our perspective and face life’s challenges with gratitude and grace.

Our Studios

Two Locations, One Great Vibe.

Between our two studios, Lewes and Rehoboth, there are THREE yoga rooms. Lewes has one heated (The Sun Room) and one non-heated (The Moon Room), and Rehoboth has heated, non-heated & aerial yoga classes. In addition to yoga classes at the Rehoboth location, we also offer massage, shamanic healing, Ayurvedic treatments, Reiki & many more healing modalities!

Rehoboth Beach

Located downtown just seashell’s throw from the beach.

43A Rehoboth Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971


17437 Ocean One Plaza, Suite 1
Lewes, DE 19958

The studio is next to Below Book Auto Sales off Savannah Rd, right across from the old Food Lion (now Weis).

Put this address in to your GPS:
1608 Savannah Rd, Lewes, DE 19958

Our Team

Marina Bogatkina

Cathy Brown

Barbara Dar

Lisa Dougherty

Tommy Gibson

Chris Glavin

Dimitra Kotanides

Leah McCloskey

Josey McGoldrick

Nate Metz

Lucy Monigle

Michael Moore

Michelle Moore

Kari Nietert

Lori Roe

Robin Strunk

Terri Surabian

Patricia Truitt

Marilyn Wellington

Nicole Zinzi

Yoga Etiquette & FAQs

Welcome to Dimitra Yoga! We’re glad you chose us to accompany you on your yoga journey.
If it’s your first time to a yoga studio, there are a few things you will need to know:

  • Before entering the studio, please remove your shoes.
  • Please sign in legibly and take care of any payments before class.
  • It’s best to practice on an empty stomach, so avoid a heavy meal before your class.
  • Hydration is important, especially if you are taking a hot class. You can purchase bottled water at the studio or bring your own.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move with ease.
  • You will need a mat; bring your own, or rent or buy one at the studio.
  • You may sweat, especially in a hot class. Bring one or rent one at the studio.
  • Deodorant is good; perfume is bad. Be mindful of your fellow yogis/yoginis.
  • Let your teacher know if you have any injuries.
  • Enter the classroom in silence, especially if you are arriving late.
  • If you are not feeling well in class, lie down or move into Child’s pose.

Frequently Asked Questions about Yoga

What is Yoga?

The word yoga , from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as “union” or a method of discipline. Most people who practice yoga engage in physical postures, called asanas, designed to purify the body, and provide physical strength and stamina. Yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment as it occurs.

What does Om mean?

Om is a mantra or vibration that is traditionally chanted at the beginning and end of yoga sessions. It is said to be the sound of the universe in motion – the setting sun, the rising moon, the ebb and flow of the tides, the beating of our hearts. As we chant Om, we ride in this universal movement, through our breath, our awareness, and our physical energy, and we begin to sense a bigger connection that is both uplifting and soothing.

Do I have to be a Vegetarian to practice Yoga?

An important principle in Yoga is not to harm yourself or others, and some people interpret this to include not eating animal products. This is a personal decision; so no, you do not have to be a vegetarian to practice yoga.

How many times per week should I practice?

You will experience benefits from yoga no matter how many times a week you practice. Start with 2 or 3 times a week, for an hour. If your schedule restricts you to shorter sessions, that’s ok. Do what you can and don’t worry about it. You may find that over time your desire to practice expands naturally.

How is Yoga different from stretching and other kinds of fitness?

Yoga is about much more than physical movement. In yoga, we connect the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of our breath. Connecting mind, body and breath allows us to direct our attention inward, so we can observe our habitual thought patterns without judgment. Few become more aware of our experiences from moment to moment. This makes yoga a practice rather than a task or goal to be completed.

Is Yoga a religion?

No, yoga is not a religion, but a philosophy that begin in India approximately 5000 years ago. Yoga sometimes interweaves other philosophies such as Hinduism or Buddhism, but it is not necessary to study those philosophies in order to practice yoga.

I’m not flexible – can I do yoga?

Yes! You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible. You will also gain strength, coordination and enhanced cardiovascular health, as well as a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.

What do I need to begin?

All you really need is your body, your mind and your curiosity. Comfortable clothing such as shorts and a t-shirt that is not too baggy, and perhaps a towel. As your practice continues, you may want to buy a yoga mat, but you can always rent one at the studio.

Why am I supposed to avoid eating 2-3 hours before class?

In yoga, we twist from side to side, turn upside down and bend backward and forward. This could cause discomfort is you have eaten recently. A light snack 30-60 minutes before class would be ok if you are afraid of feeling weak or hungry during your practice.

Do I need to lose weight before starting yoga?

No! We do yoga because of the tremendous physical and mental benefits it brings us in exactly those areas where we struggle. Yoga helps us find balance in all areas of our lives. We’re supposed to show up ready to take a journey of transformation, whatever that may be. Everyone comes to the mat with a different imbalance, but everyone is working on something, and it is the act of getting on the mat that points us in the right direction.

KARMA Project

KARMA Project

Dimitra Yoga Karma Project Mission Statement

Dimitra Yoga Karma Project has been organized by the Dimitra Yoga Teacher Training group as part of our 200-hour training course on our path to certification as yoga teachers.

Karma Yoga is “the path of union through action.” In yogic tradition this translates into service to others within the community.

Over the years, we have been supporting some of these beautiful non-profit organizations:

Habitat for Humanity  partners with people in our community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Through our 2020 Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.

MERR (Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation) in Lewes, DE;

Rebuilding Together.org, providing critical repairs and renovations for low-income homeowners across the United States, many of whom are veterans, with their regional office located in Centerville, MD;

SOS (Support of Siblings), creates and distributes care baskets for siblings of children in the hospital. Siblings of Beau Smith of Rehoboth Beach, DE, Madeline, Molly and Maggie, have spent many long hours at A.I. Dupont Hospital with their brother as he has endured years of treatment for chronic illness. They wanted to do something to support kids that are or will be in their position. These baskets contain toys, games snacks, etc. and show support and understanding for this unique group of youth, who very often must take a back seat to the overwhelming needs of their sibling;

Africa Yoga Project, empowering over 250,000 Kenyans a year through the power of yoga, teaching in prisons, schools, special need centers, HIV/AIDS support groups and rural villages, a 501c nonprofit incorporated in New York.

Clothing Our Kids, improving the lives of at-risk elementary school children by providing them with essential school clothing. In this economy, many children do not have appropriate school clothing and this directly impacts their ability to learn, their self-esteem, and their probability of regular attendance. While they cannot fix all of the kids’ problems, their goal is to assist these children to receive an equal start in their education and assist them to become successful students and successful adults.

People’s Place, dedicated to becoming the agency of choice to help people find their path to growth and independence. People’s Place will identify the social/mental health needs of Delaware residents and facilitate the provision of services to address those needs.

What these groups need most from us is financial support! They have the bodies and the space, but to continue their very special work they need funding. Each of these groups is volunteer-based, non-profit and exist because of the generosity of others. Without donations such as yours, they could not continue their most-needed work.

Dimitra Yoga Karma Project is committed to raising as much as we can, but we have a target goal of $20,000 for this fundraiser. A drop in the bucket you say? The truth of the matter is you will be reaching hundreds of thousands of individuals who need a hand up, not a hand out, within our community and world-wide, changing their lives, yoursand ours in a profoundly good way forever. HELP US TO HELP THEM!

Click on the button to donate to the Dimitra Yoga Karma Project!

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