Center Board of Directors

CSE has a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of up to 13 community members who serve a three-year term on the Board. Over 25 CSE community members also serve on Board Leadership Teams in support of the activities of the Board of Directors.
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Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian 

As a Founding Teacher and Spiritual Director of the Center, Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian serves as an advisor to the CSE Volunteer Board of Directors.(click here for full bio)


Rev. Kay Shama Will was initiated into Kriya Yoga in 2002, was ordained in 2012, and she serves as the President of the CSE Board of Directors. She is a graduate of the Meru institute and a Registered Nurse at Pathways Home Health and Hospice.

Claire Hayes serves as Vice President of Finance on the CSE Board of Directors and provides leadership for the Prosperity Team. The Prosperity Team oversees financial reporting, internal review, and the budget process. Claire also teaches and leads meditation and Hatha Yoga. She is currently completing her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification program and is a Meru Institute student. She was initiated into Kriya Yoga in 2009.

Rev. Sundari Jensen met her spiritual teacher, Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian, in March of 1992 and was initiated into Kriya Yoga by her in 1999, and ordained in 2002. She is a Senior Kriya Yoga Teacher and serves as CSE’s Executive Director. Sundari leads the Core Teachings Team which is responsible for all classes and retreats related to yoga and meditation. As Provost of Meru Institute, Sundari draws on her vast experience as an educator as she oversees the training and preparation of teachers and leaders. Sundari acts as editor-in-chief for CSE’s quarterly magazine, the Enlightenment Journal. 

Roya Hosseini was initiated into Kriya Yoga by her guru, Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian, in 2016. She is a Meru Institute student and volunteers at CSE in several capacities, including serving as a member of the CSE Board of Directors. Roya earned her law degree from Southwestern School of Law, cum laude in 1997. She is Co-Founder of the Khaled Hosseini Foundation.

Joel Smith was initiated into Kriya Yoga in 2006 and serves as the Secretary of the CSE Board of Directors. He is the CSE Archivist and serves on the CSE Men’s Group Steering Committee as well as volunteering with the children’s program. Joel works as a software consultant.

Jim Levins, M.Div.  was initiated into Kriya Yoga in 2010 and graduated from Meru Institute in 2014. He serves on the CSE Board of Directors. He is a classroom volunteer at his son’s school, Washington Open Elementary School, a Relay for Life participant, and actively involved with CSE’s Men’s Ministry Group. Jim's vocation is as a mechanical engineer.

Meena Corbin was initiated into Kriya Yoga in 2004 and is a Yoga Studies student at Meru Institute. She serves on the Board of Directors and is a trained Meditation Teacher. Meena’s vocation is in cloud services at Oracle.