Mike Zolfo


NACYT-10,000+,E-YRT- 10,000+

Founder and originator of Samapatti Yoga, Mike includes teachings from all of the schools of hatha and raja yoga he has studied in over 39 years of practice: Bihar, Himalayan, Iyengar, Viniyoga, Ashtanga, Bikram and other Raja, Jnana and Bhakti schools. He has studied, practiced or taught these various forms of yoga since 1984. He began studying stress reduction, relaxation training, yoga and meditation in 1984 with Jagdish P Dave, PhD. Mike began practicing yoga in 1984 to get rid of chronic tension headaches and a digestive problem. He is a certified yoga instructor from Lex Gillan’s Yoga Institute in Houston. He is a member of The Yoga Research and Education Center, and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. He is the owner/director of The Yoga Room in Crown Point, Indiana. He lives with the love of his life, his wife, Mickey. They have three wonderful grown children, Breanne, Nick (and Emily, our daughter in law, AND Wylie Boone & Willow Jean, our grandbabies)and Blake. He is also an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church. Samapatti Yoga is a form of yoga which emphasizes the transformational aspects of yoga.


Sandy Smith

Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor

Sandy’s yoga styles include Ashtanga, Power and Vinyasa. She is a fitness fanatic and adept yogini whose love of hatha yoga shows in each of her classes.


Jenny Lewandowski

Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor

Jenny completed her training at the Yoga Room and loves to teach and share her love of yoga. She is relentless in her desire have all students try her YIN YOGA class as this class balances all of our Yang energy.


Shannnon Swanson

Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor

Shannon has been practicing yoga for several years.  The physical benefits of yoga led her to the practice. Slowly she began to notice and appreciate the mental and emotional benefits as well.  Her stress level was lower, she noticed a positive impact on her relationships, and an improvement in her mental health.  She began to focus on breathwork and meditation, the areas she believed were the catalysts of those changes.  She attributes yoga for making her a more patient parent, a more understanding wife, and a more compassionate human being. She loves sharing yoga with others and enjoys helping students experience all the benefits yoga has to offer.

Amanda Barnes

Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor

Amanda Barnes is an Experienced Samapati Certified Yoga Professional practicing yoga instruction since 2011. Her studies reach from psychology, nutrition, communication, biomechanics, mental health, meditation, and various yoga approaches. With over 500+ hours of training and 7,000 hours of teaching experience, Amanda’s classes offer a strong anatomical focus while integrating conscious, loving awareness to your practice, your life, your highest self.

Amanda’s classes offer a strong anatomic focus intermingled with her characteristic playfulness using movement as medicine. ” I am excited for the opportunity to work with people of all stature and form. Each one of us is different, yet so very much the same. Each one of us has a unique body, beauty, story and perspective. I love what I do, I’m passionate and I hope that I convey that passion in every class I teach.”


Certified Samapatti Yoga Instructor


Erika Smith

Certified Samapatti Yoga Intructor

Erika currently teaches the Slow Flow yoga class but has taught other Flow classes and Yoga I classes!