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 ; )
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!