Meet the Teachers at Hot Salutations Community Yoga Center
To learn more about Rachel, see our "About Us" page.
Rachel is dedicated to helping her students reach their own fitness goals through her unique style of Hot Vinyasa Flow yoga, and the high standard she sets for instruction at her studio. Nowhere else is that standard of excellence more evident than in the lineup of instructors who call Hot Salutations home.
Rachel is the owner and driving force behind Hot Salutations.
She is a lifelong fitness, health and wellness advocate, an avid marathon runner, distance swimmer and certified spinning instructor. She is known for her boundless energy and genuine desire to help others find their best self through fitness and Yoga.
Debra has a way of keeping it real & fun while maintaining the integrity of the practice. She focuses on breath and movement recognizing that proper form and alignment are the best way to prevent injury.
She blends the physical with the spiritual – advising her students that “yoga will change your life whether you want it to or not!” She knows this first hand.
Debra maintains her own regular practice with a variety of teachers and styles so that she can continue to bring innovative ideas and perspective to her students.
Amanda Palermo is a hot vinyasa teacher. She loves spending quality time with her son and husband. This includes football on Sunday while her husband makes meatballs and other Italian eats.
She also enjoys reading and loves to practice yoga during her free time. Amanda loves all types of music especially reggae and dance.
Amanda loves her Rottweiler and often refers to her 4 year old dog as her second child.
Vanessa Munaretto is a hot vinyasa teacher. Her favorite place to relax is anywhere that is silent. For example the mountains with a quiet stream or the beach at sunrise when the water is nice and peaceful.
She loves authentic Italian food as her father is originally from Italy. Vanessa's favorite song is Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye. She also loves spending time with her dog Romo.
Leah Brinkman is a true yogini at heart!! She loves to dabble in different fitness activities but nothing keeps her grounded like yoga.
Leah loves the combination of sunshine, music, and wine..I guess we call that a festival in south Florida.
Lamise Mansur's favorite yoga pose is headstand, favorite vacation spot is anywhere with a beautiful beach. Her favorite place is Eleuthera in the Bahamas.
What Lamise loves most about herself is her unconditional kind regard towards others.
What Our Students are Saying:
When I moved to South Florida 5 years ago, I was fortunate to find Rachel after trying several different studios to continue my Yoga practice. I've been practicing with her ever since. Great teacher, great studio. Couldn't be happier. DC-Coral Springs
Thanks for the personal attention you always show in class. I appreciate the help you've given me to improve my yoga. You're the best! FG-Coconut Creek
I have been a student of hot yoga for over 5 years, about 3 years ago I discovered your classes and I've been adjusting my schedule ever since to make it the nights that you are teaching! TE -Coral Springs
...I highly recommend her teaching to anyone who would like to be inspired to live a healthier and more active lifestyle! - EK
...I am willing to challenge myself thanks to her ability to create a safe, fun environment. Taking her classes is now an integral part of my life. I feel lucky to have found such a talented and generous teacher. BJ, Coral Springs
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