Yoga Inspired Teachers


Doraine Bennett, E-RYT 200, RYT 500

Doraine Bennett opened Yoga Inspired in June of 2014. She came to yoga with a history of low back pain almost twenty years ago. She enjoys creating a safe environment for anyone to find the benefits of using movement to connect the body, mind, and spirit. Her teaching is clear and mindful. And she always makes space for students to hear the still, small voice of God. 

Doraine studied with Iyengar teacher, Sarah Nordin. She has attended workshops/teacher trainings with Dayna Gelinas, Lori Smith, Mary Obendorfer and Eddy Marks, Gina Minyard, Leslie Howard, Livia Cohen-Shapiro, Jenni Rawlings, and Jules Mitchell. Her 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training was with Dayna Gelinas, New Day Yoga. 

Doraine is a children’s book author with over 30 books published who loves writing, poetry, and reading. She has been married to Cliff Bennett, director/counselor at Grace Counseling, since 1975. They have four children and nine grandchildren.  Besides yoga, She enjoys gardening, blowing bubbles, and watching birds in the backyard.


Elise Feinberg, RYT 200

Elise has been practicing yoga for over 13 years, attending classes at several local studios. For three years she studied with Sarah Nordin, a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. Elise has attended yoga workshops with Eddy Marks, Mary Obendorfer and Livia Shapiro-Cohen. In February 2017 at the age of 70, Elise completed her 200-hour teacher certification at Yogafly in Auburn, Alabama. Practicing and teaching yoga is one of her life passions.

Elise and Bob, her husband of 52 years, own Feinberg Center for Well-Being since 1982. Their passion is to teach people to live a balanced lifestyle and eat healthfully. They have two children and five grandchildren. Elise believes you can do yoga and benefit at any age.


Sue Boushka Royer, RYT 200

Sue has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, holds an MEd, ACE, CPT, and a 200-hr yoga teacher certification. She recently enhanced her qualifications with anatomy, health care, and exercise science at Columbus Tech. Whatever your issues may be (and we all have some), Sue can design a custom program for you in private or semi private sessions at Yoga Inspired. 

Sue is passionate about keeping fit and feeling good as she ages. She has the training and knowledge base to help you, too. And she makes it fun. Sue is a grandmother, a local artist, and an avid organic gardener.


Susan Wirt, RYT 200

Susan has studied yoga in both the BKS Iyengar and Hatha yoga traditions since 2013. A true believer in lifelong learning, Susan practices meditation and strength training and, in 2017, became a certified practitioner of Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR), a revolutionary approach to health and fitness using balls designed exclusively for this practice. She has also been studying to be a Life Coach in order to help holistically with mind, body and spirit.  She believes each person has unique potential and can be the best version of the age that they are now.

Susan is a musician who studied at Juilliard and for years was an on-call player with the Atlanta Symphony.   She loves gardening, sewing and making art with fiber, paper, and paint.