Staff

Come as you are, leave as you wish to be.

“In learning, you will teach and in teaching, you will learn.”

~ Phil Collins

Donna Deerin Ward

Founder, Visionary and Director of Development

As the founder of Artemis – The Art of Living, Donna calls on her experience and the wisdom she has gained in her many roles as a commercial real estate developer, business owner, mother, wife, daughter, friend, artist, yogi, mentor, inspirational speaker, and life coach to inform her teaching and coaching: Donna is a real estate developer, certified Leadership Coach, licensed real estate agent in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware since 1985 and a CCIM candidate. Trained in Power Yoga, she is a 200RYT through Yoga Alliance and has multiple AntiGravity® Fitness certifications, adding AntiGravity® classes to her core offerings. She holdscertifications in Level 1 & Level 2 Little Flower training and Y12SR which combines yoga with the 12 step philosophy in order to support people and families of those struggling with addiction of any kind. . Donna spends time weekly instructing inner city children yoga and mindfulness, in order to teach self regulation and self Awareness.  Inspired at a retreat with acclaimed author and Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen and her work with women’s circles, Donna began bringing women together in retreat settings (link to Retreat Pages) and through classes at Artemis to build strong, resilient, empowered women As a Leadership Coach, she meets her clients where they are and co-creates a plan to build their skill sets to cultivate a balanced life in their work, home, and community. (Donna TeachesAntiGravity® Fitness Vinyasa Yoga, AntiGravity® Restorative, AntiGravity® Suspension, AntiGravity® Fundamentals, AntiGravity® JustKids AntiGravity®, AntiGravity® Aerial ; )

Jessica Ottemiller

Hi, my name is Jessica Ottemiller and I am the Director of Marketing here at Artemis! I handle all advertising, wedding wire and the Knot and our social media for venues. I graduated from West Chester University with Bachelors Degrees in Marketing and Management. I currently live in sunny San Diego, CA with my husband, Zeke, and our dog, Cruz. In addition to my role at Artemis, I own my own wedding business called the Luna Beauty. I love the outdoors, yoga, art, and creativity which makes Artemis the perfect place for me to be. I’m excited to be a part of the team!

Tara Hoffmaster
Tara Hoffmaster is a yoga instructor, aerial yoga instructor, licensed massage therapist, flower farmer, and florist. She began her journey of yoga in 2007. In 2012, she obtained her 200 hour certification at Yoga on Orange. She attended the Lancaster School of Massage and received her massage license in 2016. She recently added her Reiki Level 1 certification in 2019.  She has been pursuing a holistic lifestyle since she first experienced the peace of yoga and self care. Her wish in teaching is for her students to feel at home in their bodies, to listen to their breath, and truly show up for themselves. Though yoga is a very personal practice and eachpath is different, it is a journey worth embracing. ( Free Flying Aerial Yoga and Massage Therapy)
Cory Hoffman
Cory became certified in Aerial yoga in May 2017 and AntiGravity® Fundamentals in March 2018. For Cory, aerial yoga is about freedom of expression. She hopes students feel empowered and playful in her classes and encourages them to laugh as much as they sweat and to let go of their worries while holding onto their goals. (Free Flying Aerial Yoga)
Ariel Taylor
When Ariel was young, dance showed up as one of her first loves. She approached it as a hobby, never thinking she’d be sharing her love with others. On hearing the words, “Find your gift and give it away,” she was inspired to make the leap to bring her love of dance to others as a teacher. By bringing people together through dance, she hopes to teach them to embrace their free spirit and unlock their self – confidence. She seeks to help others learn how to be comfortable in their own skin while loving what they have. Her goal is to create a safe environment to move their bodies in ways they believe they cannot while having a good time and not worrying about what others think. (Hip-Hop Workout Workshop & Twerk 101)
Lillian Cartwright
Lilly has always had a passion for a holistic lifestyle. When she discovered yoga in January 2017, she knew it would be a part of her daily practices. She became a certified AntiGravity® instructor in June 2019, as an outlet for herself and to promote physical, mental and spiritual well-being for others. Her love for our environment and sustainability prompted her to begin her own upcycling business in 2018. Lilly is currently a student at Jefferson University where she studies Textile Design & Sustainability. Lilly hopes that by her own example she may inspire those around her to let go of physical belongings and find peace within themselves, community, and nature. Her goal as an instructor is to create a community within her students where they can come together, share a common goal and support one another in achieving it.
Lisa Lindeman
Senior Classes, AntiGravity Fitness, ArtLisa oversees the Art and Creativity classes. She developed a love for drawing and painting at a very young age. She began formal art instruction at age 11 and graduated in 1996 with a certificate in Fine Art. Lisa’s style has been enriched by many inspiring artists, among them Elizabeth Byrd Mitchell (Portrait Artist), Richard House (Realist) and Nancy Valk (Ceramics). Lisa has taught artists of every age. She believes that using art is one the most profound way to celebrate our individual gifts.
Kylee Elswick
Kylee is a light hearted yogi, who found sanctuary at Artemis. She chose to become an AntiGravity Yoga instructor in June of 2019, because she has the urging ambition to help people feel emotionally and physically better and loves to empower people to be their best selves. Kylee is currently enrolled in college to become an environmental conservationist, and scientist because of her overpowering love for all things natural and good in this world. She lives by peace and happiness and loves to incorporate that into all aspects of her life and her classes. Kylee loves teaching and living AntiGravity!
Rachel Long
Rachel has been a massage therapist for 27years , graduating from the Baltimore School of Massage. She currently provides massage therapy services at The Relaxing Note.. As she worked on her clients’ stiff muscles, she saw a need for stretching that was not being met. Combining her education in massage, reflexology, qi-gong, Jin Shin Do acupressure, and Reiki, she leads her students through deep stretching practices to loosen the muscles and expand the room to move with more freedom. (Stretch, Breathe, and Balance)